So Intel is joining the game of supplying cheap tablets to the less evolved countries and to the children everywhere. They joined the initiative of the NGO that is fighting to supply one laptop per child all over the world. So what did they came up with? Well as always kids are supposed to handle this peace of hardware so it has to be resilient to many scratches, blows and falls and cheap also, so lets see what they are offering.
Intel had a series of laptops that was called the Classmate series but this is a bit different. As it is called the Studybook it means it is supposed to help children all over the world to better cope with their study material.
How do they want to do this you ask?
Well it has a Kno’s electronic reader application also a LabCam suite that will allow you ad on an additional lense on the back camera (it will be sold separately) so you could use the rear camera (2 mega pixel) as a microscope. There will be some additional software to help the kids at school and it will depend on the school that they will get it from. Also the specifications of the tablet it self will depend on the schools demand.
The Studybook is going to be a 7 inch Tablet with resolution of (1024×600) pixels, an Atom processor and it is going to work on Win 7 or Android also depending on the choice of the school. As I said it is supposed to be sturdy and tough so the plastic is made to withstand a 70sm drop and the sides even the ports are made with rubber so there would be no sand entering in the tablet. The overall weight is 525 grams and it will have a USB 2.0 port headphone jack, HDMI and a micro SD/ SIM slots. It will have 1 GB RAM memory and the internal capacity will also be according to the schools choice ranging from 4 up to 128GB SSD.
The price would be about $200 and it will depend on the choice of hardware.