Intel unveils education tablet, PC
Dubai, January 22, 2014
Intel Corporation has unveiled its new Education Tablet and classmate PC at the ongoing Bett 2014 in London.
The education-focused reference devices are part of Intel Education Solutions, which includes devices, software, content, services and teacher professional development, that work together to transform learning and teaching for student success.
The devices feature student-friendly, rugged designs that resist spills and dust and can withstand being dropped from a desk or flung across a room in a backpack, making them more suitable for education usage than general consumer products, said a statement.
John Galvin, vice president of sales and marketing, said: “Education leaders everywhere are passionate about driving student achievement and encouraging lifelong learning, and at Intel, we believe the right technology can be transformative.”
“That’s why we are focused on designing tools that bring learning to life, helping to make students more engaged. The result is a future where people have the skills they need for opportunity and growth,” said Galvin, who is also the general manager of the World Ahead Program.
The tablet runs on Android 4.2 and has features such as rubber bumpers on the sides making it easier for small hands to hold, a power button that resists accidental pushes and a stylus with a realistic pen-like grip.
Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor Z2520, the 10-inch tablet has front and rear-facing cameras and optional 3G support, and provides 12 hours of battery life on average.
It also includes an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator engine with a graphics core supporting rich 3D visuals, life-like gaming and smooth, full 1080P hardware-accelerated video encode and decode at 30 frames-per-second.
The 10-inch classmate PC is based on the Intel Celeron processor N2806 or N2805 and runs Windows 8.1, Windows 7 or Linux. The touch screen-optional device provides eight hours of battery life and features a rotatable camera to promote content creation.
The PC will be available this month in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and later this spring in the Asia Pacific region.
The devices also feature snap-on magnification tool and a temperature sensor probe that plugs into the device’s audio jack.
These features allow students to view microscopic and macroscopic images and measure and analyse environmental data. - TradeArabia News Service