Today, Dell introduced the new Latitude 2100 netbooks designed for use in schools for students in K-12. The new netbooks has a rubberized design that is easier for children to carry and use safely which also helps the machine to withstand rigorous living with kids.

The new netbooks is available in black, blue, green, red and yellow colors. It has a 10.1-inch screen, an external network activity light an optional touchscreen and antimicrobial keyboard, and carrying handles and shoulder straps.

“The Latitude 2100 shows that Dell thinks about, cares about, and designs products with education in mind,” said Paul Bell, president of Dell’s global public sector division.

The external network activity light of the machine is designed to help teachers to determine when students are accessing the internet. The machine bundles with Remote management for easier administration which would give a simplicity for the reachers to manipulate and guide the students while using the machine.

“This system is an extension of our efforts to support educators as they transform technology access in classrooms worldwide. We will continue to respond quickly to their needs and work with governments to deliver technology that modernizes education, excites students and arms them with the skills they need to succeed in the digital age,” Bell said.

The Latitude 2100 includes:

Your choice of Windows XP Home, Windows Vista Home Basic or Ubuntu Linux

-Intel Atom processor (N270)

-10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity coupled with a full suite of wireless communication options

-2.91lb (1.32kg) starting weight with 3-cell battery

-Standard hard disk drive or solid state drive for increased durability

-Three-cell or six-cell battery

-Three-in-one Media Card Reader

-Optional External DVD+/-RW via USB

-VGA port

-Clean bottom is vent-free to avoid any intrusion from spills

-Dual security lock slots for use with a standard cable lock or for a carrying strap

-Options: webcam and a keyboard featuring antimicrobial protection (U.S. only)

The system is now available, and starts at $369.