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Toshiba Announces a Satellite Laptop for Kids

This laptop costs less than $500 and you can wipe down its keyboard.

Toshiba has introduced a laptop specially designed for kids: The Satellite L735D. This laptop features a keyboard that can be wiped down, neon green accents, and a MSRP of just under $500.

This 13.3-inch budget laptop is an updated, more colorful version of the Satellite L635. The L735D uses an AMD E-series processor and comes with a 320GB hard drive, webcam, and DVD drive. Those are pretty basic specs, but considering the target audience, this might not matter.

Probably the most prominent feature is the "wipeable" keyboard to overcome spills and messy hands. Toshiba has also included kid- (and parent-) friendly sites like browser Kidzui.

At $497.99 (available exclusively at Best Buy), the L735D is still a substantial investment (costing even more than the Satellite L700, which Toshiba also announced for the holiday season). If you have a pre-teen prone to spilling things, however, the peace of mind may be worth it.

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