Tablets are fast becoming important education tools for Ivy League schools, unfortunately the inherent cost for these devices means that less fortunate students and schools won’t be able to afford them. Intel’s new low cost tablet, dubbed the Studybook, aims to change all of that. Built to withstand the rigors of the classroom, this rugged tablet is powered by an Intel Atom Z650 processor and comes with a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen and purpose built educational software. The device is shock and water resistant, and has collaboration software built-in that allows both teacher and student for ” improved learning efficiency.”
“An Intel studybook offers students limitless opportunities to enhance their learning experience.” said Kapil Wadhera, general manager of Intel’s Education Market Platform Group. “Expanding the Intel Learning Series portfolio of affordable, purpose-built educational devices brings us closer to our vision of enabling more students and teachers to participate in high quality education.”
The device shown above is a reference design, with other models supposedly being offered in time by Intel’s partners. While there’s no solid price on the device as of now, Intel’s supposedly pricing this little tablet below $200 (or below Php 8,500) for it to remain affordable enough for most schools.