BETT 2014 – Intel Corporation unveiled innovative education-focused reference devices for the 21 st century interactive learning environment today at Bett 2014. The new Intel® Education Tablet and the Intel® classmate PC are part of Intel® Education Solutions, which includes devices, software, content, services and teacher professional development that work together to transform learning and teaching for student success.
Intel Education Tablet: The 10-inch Intel® Education Tablet features a snap-on magnification lens and plug-in thermal probe. (Photo: Business Wire)
Both the Intel Education Tablet and the classmate PC are student-friendly, rugged designs that can withstand dropping off a desk (from 70 cm) 1 and provide water-resistance and dust-resistance to promote anytime, anywhere learning. “Education leaders everywhere are passionate about driving student achievement and encouraging lifelong learning,” said John Galvin, vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group at Intel and general manager of the World Ahead Program. “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.” The Intel Education Tablet runs on Android* 4.2 and has kid-friendly features such as rubber bumpers on the sides making it easier for small hands to hold, a power button that resists accidental pushes and a stylus with a realistic pen-like grip. Powered by a dual-core Intel® Atom™ processor Z2520, the 10-inch tablet has front- and rear-facing cameras and optional 3G support, and provides an average 12 hours of battery life 2 to keep up with student learning all through the day. The Intel Atom processor Z2520 clocks in at 1.2GHz and supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology 3, allowing four simultaneous application threads that further enhances the overall efficiency of the Atom cores. The integrated platform also includes an Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator engine with a graphics core supporting rich 3-D visuals, life-like gaming and smooth, full 1080p hardware-accelerated video encode and decode at 30 frames-per-second, all useful in a 21 st century learning environment. The 10-inch Intel classmate PC is based on the Intel® Celeron® processor N2806 and runs Windows* 8.1. A Windows* 7 version and a Linux* version based on Intel® Celeron® processor N2805 will be introduced later this year. The touch screen-optional device features a rotatable camera to promote content creation.