Intel is gearing up to take on the education market for tablets, with the iPad becoming a very successful tool in many schools across the world, it is now time for Android to stage a comeback with some tablets of its own.
We have already seen at Google I/O 2013 the move to education with Android. The new suite of apps designed for teachers and students. These can be bought in bulk and ordered onto hundreds of different tablets.
The two new Intel tablets will have low specs and hopefully low cost, with the company allowing education administrations to buy the tablets in bulk and then offer them to students for free, in a move to get rid of textbooks.
First is the seven-inch tablet, sporting a 1024 x 600 resolution, 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The tablet has 8 hours of battery life, comes with WiFi and optional Bluetooth.
Second is a more powerful ten-inch tablet, with a 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Battery life is a little shorter at 6.5 hours per day, it comes with WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1.
Intel has shipped the devices with two different Android operating systems, the seven-inch model comes with Jelly Bean, the ten-inch model comes with Ice Cream Sandwich.
Both tablets come with Intel’s Education Software, based on Kno Textbook software, giving students access to all sorts of handy apps for day-to-day lessons. We aren’t sure these tablets will do well, even if Intel price them cheap. Education boards want something fast and with extensive battery life, for students to easily get through a day.