Intel is now following footsteps of Microsoft and Apple by launching education tablets to meet the digital needs of classrooms. Both tech giants have recently rolled out educational discounts under back to school promotions for students on their tablets. Apple has in fact signed an agreement with Education Departments to bring free iPads for LA's 64,000 students. But Intel goes one step ahead. It now announces low-priced Intel Education Tablets specifically designed to meet the requirements of students for school use.
Two education tablets of 7-inch and 10.1-inch display are launched with Atom processors and Android 4.0 and Android 4.1 OS respectively. The smaller 7-inch Android tablet is launched with 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 processor. Other specs include 1024x600 screen resolution, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, built-in camera at front and rear, built-in speaker and microphone and a battery that lasts for 8 hours. As the specs are low, so do the price is. This low-spec, low-price tablet is also IP41 certified for any water or shock damages.
Second Intel Education Tablet comes with a larger display of 10.1-inch with 128x800p resolution. It has a faster Atom Z2460 processor of 1.6GHz with same 1GB RAM. But its internal memory is double than smaller. It has 16GB storage capacity and all other specs are same as that present in smaller one. But its battery usage timing is less as it will lasts only 6.5 hours.
These multi-touch display tablets have e-Reader software to access online content. Intel Education software allows students to do the comparison of data captured by the built-in cameras. Other software and apps that run on these tablets include Kno Textbooks, PASCO's SPARKvue, Intellisense's camera app. No such pricing details of these tablets are yet described.