A long time ago, when OLPC started to talk up its small XO notebook specifically designed for kids in developing countries, a bunch of computers aimed directly at kids started to surface. Usually, these kid-oriented machines have software that is aimed at education and keeping kids safe online.
The latest netbook targeted at kids is the new PeeWee Pivot 2.0. This netbook has that protective software we expect in a kids machine and also has 15 different games kids can play that help them learn. Under the hood and that spill resistant keyboard, this thing is all netbook.
It has a 10.1-inch screen that pivots from netbook to tablet mode with a resolution of 1024 x 600 and an optional 1366 x 768 resolution screen available. Other features include an Atom N450 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB of storage and lots more. Pricing starts at $599 (USD) makes this machine expensive compared to similar mainstream netbooks, although the tablet functionality and durability do give it a leg up for kids.