It’s not only youngsters need computers, elders needs a them, too. For what? For a big part of the elder users that I’ve ever seen, they are using PC for connecting with their own family member whose away from them, or old friends and connections through their facebook account to spend their lonely time.
No, they don’t need a strong PC to play games that could pump adrenalin, that would be suicidal. What they’ll need is a PC system like this KiWi PC that is designed exclusively for the elders.
Kiwi PC is a desktop PC running Linux OS. That’s mean your elders who use this system won’t get a heart attack because of viruses attack on their “Windows” PC. Also, the company has designed Kiwi PC to be user-friendly to the senior citizens. The UI has large icons, large texts and customizable ‘Me Menu’ that allow elder to navigate easily to their favorite websites or programs directly from their desktop.
“Until now, there has not been an easy way for senior citizens to navigate the internet and stay connected to friends and family,” said Oscar Ferreira, President of KiWi PC. “Linux based KiWi PC provides the elderly with an easy way to stay in touch, learn and game online.”
What’s interesting is the keyboard with colorful keys. It should be able to avoid confusion and make typing easier. If you are interested to know the tech specs, here is the details of Kiwi PC system:
- Intel BOXD510MO motherboard with 1.66GHz Atom CPU
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- 250GB HDD
- Intel GMA 3150 Graphic chipset
- Integrated Intel HD Audio
- Integrated RealTek LAN
- Customized Linux UBUNTU 10.10
- Free 24/7 Support for 1 year
- 19-inch Monitor
- 1 year full warranty
The specs looks quite good with standard performance. So how much you need to pay to own one? According to the official site, this Kiwi PC is available for $499.99, which is quite a deal since you’ll get a 19-inch LCD Monitor included and full 1 year tech support.