Here’s something you probably didn’t know: some tablets are made for specific audiences and schools are one of the categories. So Intel is planning on releasing two Android low-power tablets for students, as many school already replaced classic books with these devices. Both tablets run Intel’s Education Software suite based on Kno Textbook software, which allows students to access a variety of software like interactive eReaders, lab tools, note-taking apps, and painting apps. This is good, but I personally am a fan of the classical learning way, which taught students where to look for information they needed, in real books, and didn’t allow them to copy-paste their reports and studies.
The first tablet is a 7-inch one, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a 1024×600 resolution capacitive display. The tablet features on an Intel Atom Z2420 at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It is said to have a battery life of 8 hours. It has one USB 2.0 port, a microSD slot, and an audio in/out combo. The tablet also supports WiFi connectivity, however Bluetooth is optional, according to our source. Intel hasn’t provided any information on the price tag or release date, but we expect the two tablets to come cheap, as not many schools have the money to buy large amounts of gadgets.
The second one is a 10-inch tablet, sporting a 1280×800 resolution display. It has a Intel Atom Z2460 chip, giving it clock speeds of 1.6GHz. It comes with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. There is no microSD slot for this tablet and battery life is shorter (6.5 hours). However, it supports both WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity. This model also comes with a capacitive stylus and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It weighs 1.5 lbs which means it is a little to heavy, but thinking it’s targeted at students, we should consider that they won’t have to carry it, just use it on their desk at school.