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Toshiba, Best Buy Launch Kids' Laptop

Toshiba has created a laptop computer designed specifically for children.

The L635 Kids' PC boasts a unique wipeable keyboard and a textured finish to resist fingerprints. The computer, which will be sold exclusively through Best Buy as part of the two companies' "You Spoke. We Listened" program, comes pre-loaded with KidZui, a kid-friendly browser, as well as Net Nanny, which allows parents to set boundaries regarding how the laptop is used. It also comes pre-loaded with two Disney moves and a family-friendly video game.

"The laptop has traditionally been a device conceived and built for adults, and devices currently being marketed to kids are either netbooks or toy-based computers," said Jeff Barney, vice president and general manager, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division, in a statement. "As a result of this collaboration with Best Buy, we have made a product that provides the right measure of fun and entertainment for children while meeting the computing needs and security concerns of their parents."

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