Intel has revealed at the Bett 2014 a 10-inch Android tablet that’s designed for education and meets the needs of every student. The tablet is based on the “Intel Education Tablet” design that runs on Android 4.2, use a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor, have either 1 or 2 GB of RAM, and have a front and rear camera. It also has a claimed battery life of 12 hours.
Intel’s VP of sales and marketing John Galvin said in announcing the tablet that “Education leaders everywhere are passionate about driving student achievement and encouraging lifelong learning. 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.”
Intel Education Tablet 10-inch (2014) Technical Specifications
- Processor: Intel Atom processor Z2520, 1.2 GHz, dual core
- Operating System: Android 4.2
- Memory: 1GB/2GB LPDDR2
- Storage: 8GB/16GB/32GB eMMC
- Security: Intel Education Theft Deterrent with TPM, McAfee Mobile Security
- Camera: Front-facing 1.26 MP VGA, rear-facing 5.0 MP
- Snap on magnification lens: 30x magnification
- Rugged design: 70 cm drop resistance, IP52 (dust resistance, water resistance)
- Network: 802.11 a/b/g/n 1×1
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, NFC (optional), 3G (optional)
- System I/O:Micro-USB, microSD, micro-HDMI
This tablet is a reference design which means that it can be used by the hardware partners of Intel to create their own models.
Last year Intel also released Android tablet reference design models that come in 7-inch and 10-inch displays that are part of the Intel Education Tablet design.
The new tablet model has features such as
- 10-inch tablet designed specifically for education and built to meet student’s needs.
- Software suite to keep students safe, help teachers teach, and protect eLearning tools.
- Easy-to-use tools enable students to explore creativity and communicate visually.
- Snap-on magnification lens supports inquiry-based learning with close up views.
- Tethered active or capacitive stylus and plug-in temperature probe.
Also announced by the company at Brett 2014 is a new Classmate PC laptop that runs on Windows 8.1. It has an optional touchscreen and uses a Celeron N2806 processor. It is meant to be used by students, has a rugged design and is built to withstand drops as high as a classroom table.