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Disney Netpal by ASUS - 8.9-Inch Magic Blue Netbook - 5 Hour Battery Life

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  • Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.6GHz; 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM); Windows XP Home Operating System with Magic Desktop Software
  • Fun: Disney theme designed desktop and interface with intuitive and fun applications
  • Web-safe: Robust safety features including white-list for added protection for your kids to safely browse the Web and email
  • Easy: Easy to use and handle with compact hardware design made for kids
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Screen Size8.9 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
Processor1.6 Hz Intel Atom N270
RAM1 GB SO-DIMM
Hard Drive160 GB SATA
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5 hours
Brand NameAsus
Item model numberMK90H-BLU002X
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows XP Home Edition
Item Weight2.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.76 x 6.81 x 1.13 inches
Color Magic Blue
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_polymer
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB002GNY352
Best Sellers Rank #21,947 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 20, 2009
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Developed with parents and kids in mind, the Disney Netpal by ASUS is designed for kids ages 6-12 and is durable, with a reinforced mechanical design, and offers a truly magical and engaging computing experience with a unique Disney user interface. Features include more than 40 robust parental control options, an 8.9-inch LCD display, Wi-Fi capabilities, Windows XP Home, and kid-friendly software featuring Disney characters and icons in stunning visual environments. Browsers and email have extra filters to assure that parents are able to control online safety and content for their children, and can easily select with whom their children can correspond via email. The Disney Desktop “gadget tray” offers a creatively designed 2D menu displaying a Disney-themed browser and a robust suite widgets and applications.

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The Disney Netpal by ASUS Makes Kids' Computing Fun, Web-Safe and Easy

ASUS and Disney have teamed up to bring the magic of creative learning and fun into a perfect first laptop for your child.

Designed for kids aged 6-12, the Disney Netpal by ASUS is durable, with a reinforced mechanical design, and offers a truly magical and engaging computing experience with a unique Disney user interface. With colorful Disney-themed style, your child can explore a web-safe world of technology on their own with ease.

The Disney Desktop “gadget tray” offers a creatively designed 2D menu displaying a Disney-themed browser and a robust suite widgets and applications.

The Netpal includes more than two dozen robust parental control options and a kid-friendly software suite featuring Disney characters and icons in a fun and intuitive design. The kid-friendly web browser and email have extra filters to assure that parents are able to control online safety and content for their children, and can easily select whom their children can correspond with.

It comes with an 8.9-inch LCD display, built-in wireless Internet connectivity, and the familiar Windows XP Home operating system; making it the ideal first computer for your child.

Disney Netpal by ASUS




Key Features

  • Fun: Jam-packed with Disney themed customization options and applications
  • Web-Safe: More than two dozen robust parental control options such as time managed controls and white list accessibility
  • Easy: Easy to use for kids from 6 to 12 years of age with intuitive Disney Desktop
  • Built-in wireless internet connectivity, webcam, microphone, and stereo speakers for a portable and interactive learning experience
  • Lightweight and compact design engineered for everyday use
  • 5 hours of battery life with ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, giving kids wire-free and tangle-free practicality
  • ASUS Hybrid Storage: 160GB HDD + 10GB Eee Online Storage for convenient access to files



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Fun, Customizable, and Colorful

The Disney Netpal by ASUS features two choices of stylishly designed lids; Disney Princess Pink boasts beautiful pink florals and Disney Magic Blue cleverly displays rows of miniature Mickey Mouse icons.

Kids can dress their desktops with more than 10 customizable themes inspired by popular characters from Disney and Disney·Pixar including Cars, Club Penguin, Disney Classic Characters, Disney Fairies, Disney Princesses, Vintage Mickey Mouse, Toy Story and WALL-E.

Themes that appeal to slightly older kids, such as the popular Disney Channel series Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers, are also available. Favorite character icons can be attached to email addresses for more interactive communication.

Additional Disney-developed applications include Disney Mix for music and media management, and Disney Pix for photo customization and organization.

The Disney Pix application features fun Disney Bobblehead software, which lets kids insert images of their faces on top of bodies, download them into videos and postcards and play wacky moving dance scenes, for hours of fun.

The Radio Disney widget streams real-time music and lets kids simultaneously submit song requests, if they wish.

The Disney Netpal by ASUS also includes a driving game, number game, memory game, and photo scrapbook.
Wall.E Theme
Cars Theme
Full of Mickey's Magic Charm
Designed Exclusively for the Kids
Disney Pix

Optimized for Web-Safety and Sports a Sleek Durable Design

The Disney Netpal by ASUS is designed to be kid-friendly, both in terms of durability and content permissions.

It’s rugged and durable, with a spill-proof keyboard that protects against inadvertent liquid spills. The Disney Netpal by ASUS’ ShockShield data protection guards against data loss when the computer is subject to impact.

The Disney Netpal also allows parents to create a web-safe computing environment with many parental control options.

Parents can pre-select email correspondence options, browsers, the websites their kids visit and the programs they use. These permissions can also be scheduled on a calendar, providing parents with a convenient, automated means of granting access on the days and times that they choose.

Parents can also pull up data to determine where children spent time, and for how long, in the Disney Browser.

Additional websites can be added for access, but only if the parent approves and submits the request within the password-protected system. Create a White list for More Safety
Create a List of Approved Programs for Safety Choose When and What Programs the Kids can Use.

Easy-to-use Kid-friendly Disney Desktop, Applications and Widgets

The Disney Desktop installed on the Disney Netpal by ASUS is an easy-to-use interface specifically tailored to kids, with an intuitive visual interface and instructions that make it easy for kids to operate the computer.

Right out of the box, the Disney browser launches numerous kid-friendly Disney websites for kids to explore.

The Disney Desktop features a 2D “gadget tray” that displays bold visual icons for easy access to applications.

Rounding off the Netpal’s fun, kid-friendly features are a collection of 15 easily-accessible widgets, including a stopwatch, digital memo pad, which inserts “reminder notes” on the Disney Desktop, and a calculator.

The Netpal is also designed with portability in mind. Its 8.9-inch screen in a compact and light weight chassis helps kids to easily carry the Netpal to the school or a play date.

With 5 hours of battery life, built-in webcam, microphone and wireless internet, the Netpal can operate hours on end without being plugged into the wall.

By choosing Windows XP Home as the platform for the Disney Netpal by ASUS, kids can still enjoy this ultra-mobile mini-notebook as they grow older. The familiar and widely compatible Windows XP Home allows for future software installs of programs such as Microsoft Office (not included) to help them with more advanced school projects.

Getting a head start in school has never been more fun and easier. The Disney Netpal by ASUS is the perfect computer for kids to learn and grow up with.

Built-in Webcam and Microphone
Kid-Safe Browser
Disney Desktop
Multi-touch Touchpad for Ease of Use

Warranty

1 Year Warranty from ASUS

Parents can rest easy with the Disney Netpal's 1 year warranty and 6 months battery warranty.


What's in the Box

  • Disney Netpal by ASUS (Magic Blue)
  • Quick Starter Guide
  • Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Recovery DVD / Support CD



  • Specifications

  • Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows XP with Disney Desktop themes
  • Display: 8.9-inch 1024x600 LED-Backlit Widescreen LCD
  • Intel CPU: Intel Atom N270
  • Wireless Data Network: WLAN: 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.4GHz n)
  • Memory: 1GB DDR-2 (Memory size is upgradable to 2GB)
  • Hybrid Storage: 160GB HDD + 10GB Eee Online Storage**
  • Camera: 0.3M Pixels
  • Audio: Stereo Speakers, High-Definition Audio CODEC, Analog Microphones
  • Storage Cards: 2-in-1 MMC, SD(SDHC) flash card slot
  • Input/Output: 1 x VGA connector, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 2 x audio jacks: Headphone & Mic-in
  • Battery: 5 hours* Li-Polymer battery
  • Dimensions: 9.76 (W) x 6.81 (D) x 1.13 (H) inches
  • Weight: 2.65 lbs (with battery)
  • Color: Magic Blue


  • *Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations.
    **Eee Storage service is complimentary for the first 18 months. Please register account information for a 6 month extension (depending on country)
    - All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets.
    - Product may not be exactly as shown in images.

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    Customer Reviews

    I hugely recommend this product to anyone.
    Rose-Haven
    After spending 2 days on the phone with Asus support the problem could not be corrected and we sent the computer in to get fixed.
    Barb Ragsdale
    You can still turn the Disney desktop on to go and play those games so it works out ok.
    Cat*Tail

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Cat*Tail on October 11, 2009
    Color Name: Princess Pink
    We got this for my Daughter for her 4th birthday and it is just her size and working out great. It says for 6-12 years, but she is responsible with computers and used to working on them. I decided on the Disney Netbook instead of a regular netbook because it says it has a spill resistant keyboard and supposed to be sturdier. I can't say if this is true as this is the only netbook we currently own. We like the ASUS brand of computers so that was a plus.

    I thought I would like the parental program that is on it, but that is totally worthless. It is cute, but makes it impossible to add anything or do anything on the desktop and the internet pretty much. My daughter likes to play Jumpstart and some other online games and it ended up being much easier to use the regular desktop for all her stuff. You can still turn the Disney desktop on to go and play those games so it works out ok.

    It is a fast machine and so far has had good battery life. We are very pleased with it so far. I only wish Netbooks had room for an internal optical drive as my daughter has several games that require the cd to be in to play. But that is solved easily with an external one.
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    73 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Mom of Three on November 1, 2009
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    I did a lot of research before deciding to purchase this product Disney Netpal by ASUS - 8.9-Inch Magic Blue Netbook - 5 Hour Battery Life for my family. One of the reasons I bought this over the Nickelodeon/Dell netbook - or another netbook brand - was that it is advertised that the RAM can be expanded up to 2GB. Asus does not offer factory upgrades. When I got the Netpal in this week, the warranty states that it needs to be serviced by an authorized repair shop. So I called to Tech Support and asked them about the upgrade. They said they don't recommend the 2GB RAM upgrade, won't do it in their service centers, and that it would void the warranty. EVERYWHERE on the internet it is advertised that it can upgrade to 2GB RAM. Make sure you consider this before purchase. I am not really happy with this purchase. I can't even get the some of the links on the Disney site to work. [...]. is very content rich and many of the links to videos and games just won't load.
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    23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Debra A. James on October 14, 2009
    Color Name: Princess Pink Verified Purchase
    I bought this for my 7 year old niece, and she really likes it. The set up for the new users is a little confusing. Parents should first create only their user account, and then afterwards create the account for the child using the parental control tool. The manual is sparse, and there isn't any online help at Asus's site yet. As the other reviewer stated, it is somewhat difficult to add programs to the Disney platform. We are still trying to figure out how to add Windows Media Player. The Disney media player is limited in that the screen size is approximately 3" and cannot be expanded. A DVD drive isn't necessary, just use one of the DVD rippers and converters, and save the files to a SD card. Just remember you are paying for the Disney name, because there is no way that I'd buy a 9" netbook for almost $350 for myself when there are better alternatives for that price. Oh well, it is very cute.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on December 20, 2009
    Color Name: Magic Blue Verified Purchase
    We purchased this for our 14 yo and he is very happy. We don't have to monitor him and he doesn't resent asking for access for new websites. Before he had to be in a public area of the house so we could monitor him and he had to wait until we got home to use the computer. Now we approve the game sites he wants to go to AND it won't let him go to "suggested" sites, some of which are VERY unsavory (as we found out). The computer also allows us to set the days and times he can get online. so we can easily reward good work at school with extended hours of play. Disney quality is evident. It is REALLY easy to use. Parental controls work very quickly so I can approve a site in just a couple of clicks and a password. cant say enough good about it. Plus made by Asus known for good quality netbooks. I have an ASUS for myself that i love.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Leslie J. Mihalik on December 30, 2009
    Color Name: Magic Blue Verified Purchase
    bought this for my 8 yr old daughter ....NICE computer she LOVES IT..... windows XP doesn't max out RAM usage so one gig IS PLENTY nice sized hard drive and wonderful battery life of 5 hrs ...WOW..... you just want to use the browser in full screen (F11) so it isn't all toolbar on the screen...just bought one for my 10 yr old son (he doesn't know) ANY drivers for games can be downloaded online ...just installed drivers online for the Barbie all dolled up nails, UB Funkeys, added ToonTown plenty of room..looked at the Acer and the Nickelodeon but battery life was lame enjoy your purchase....
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Sanford on December 27, 2009
    Color Name: Magic Blue Verified Purchase
    Bought this for our 6 year old son for Christmas. It was easy to set up, and it is easy for him to run. I recommend getting a mouse for it...kind of hard for him to control what he is doing with out it....Over all huge hit!!!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brooklyn Mom on December 25, 2009
    Color Name: Princess Pink Verified Purchase
    I'm only giving this 3 stars because I assume when I ever get a working model, it will work as well as my ASUS EeePc. We had a big bummer Christmas morning--charged up our new Disney Netpal overnight, then invited the 7-year-old to turn it on, and kept getting an annoying reboot message. Called customer support, and they walked me through several attempts to get the computer started, and then ultimately suggested I mail it back to a tech center for "possible replacement." They dang well better replace it, this was a $350 Christmas gift that didn't work for even one second! We'll keep our fingers crossed.
    UPDATE: They replaced that first unit with a Netpal that works, though it took a few weeks. My daughter is enjoying it so far (she's just had it a few days). I find it a little harder to use than my old reliable Asus; the fancier OS adds a lot of steps to everything. But I appreciate that it has age-appropriate games she can use off-line; Radio Disney, which she likes a lot; and that it has all those parental controls.
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