Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Intel's Studybook Tablet

Intel has decided that it's time to expand its line of student friendly devices with the introduction of the Studybook tablet. This is a 7 inch tablet capable of running either android or windows. The tablet will sport a single core 1.2GHz Atom Z650 CPU which is paired up with the SM35 chipset, as well as a massive 1GB of DDR2 memory. Storage will come will be provided by an SSD ranging from 4GB to 32GB. The 7-inch display has a resolution of 1024x600 and feature wise there is a rear 2Megapixel camera as well as a front facing VGA resolution camera, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, a single USB port, a microSD card slot, an optional mini HDMI port, TPM support, an accelerometer and an optional light sensor as well as a speaker and a microphone. This tablet is built to withstand drops of up to 70cm and it's also splash and dust proof. Intel is also providing software to make it suitable for integration in educational environments such as an eReader, a note taker and more importantly various management tools for the teachers so that they can control what the students are allowed to access with their tablets. lastly prices are not yet confirmed but but is expected to retail for as low as US$200 depending on which features are being included.

Source: Vr-Zone