Intel reveals 10-inch Android tablet aimed at schools

Intel reveals 10-inch Android tablet aimed at schools

Summary: Intel has unveiled the specs of a new toughened tablet powered by its Atom Z2520 processor.

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Chipmaker Intel has shown off designs for a new 10-inch tablet aimed at schools.

Machines based on the new 'Intel Education Tablet' design will run Android 4.2 and be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520, with an Intel GMA powering 1080p video playback; have 1GB or 2GB of RAM; up to 32GB of Flash storage and front and rear facing cameras. Intel is claiming the tablets will deliver an average of 12 hours of battery life. Wifi connectivity will be included and 3G will be optional.

The new design is a follow-up to the reference designs for seven and ten-inch Android tablets aimed at the education market, based on the Intel Atom Z2420 and Z2460 processors, announced last year.

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The design for the 10-inch Intel Education Tablet, shown with a snap-on magnification lens and plug-in thermal probe. Image: Intel

The reference design for the new tablet was revealed by Intel at the Bett 2014 education technology show in London today.

Intel also detailed the reference design for its new Intel classmate PC at the show. Classmate PCs will be based on the Intel Celeron processor N2806 and run Windows 8.1. The device can include an optional touchscreen and rotatable camera.

Windows 7 and Linux OS-based classmate PCs, running on the Intel Celeron N2805 processor, will be introduced later this year.

The HP Classmate Notebook PC is the first commercial product based on the new classmate PC reference design and is expected to be available this month in all regions worldwide apart from Asia-Pacific, where it will get a release later this Spring.

Tablets and the PCs based on these designs will also be toughened to withstand spillages and short falls.

The machines will also ship with a range of educational apps and support educational hardware add-ons, such as a snap-on magnification tool and a temperature sensor probe that plugs into the audio jack.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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  • $$?

    Yes, but school districts want more to know what it costs than what it can do.
    GDF
  • Schools should avoid Android and other Google spyware

    Google is not being altruistic when they offer their "products" for free or nearly so. They are lulling users and administrators into allowing Google to mine personal user information so they can commercially exploit it. Read Violet Blue's latest column for a fairly heinous example of what can happen when using Google+ and Android.
    Sir Name
    • Why not just read the blasphemous "Scroogled" blog put out by Microsoft?

      It's pretty much the same thing.
      Richard Estes
      • re:

        Well, as Tony Soprano once said, "When you're right, you're right."
        Sir Name
  • This seems neat.

    I wonder if it will come with stock Android, or a custom interface, like the Nabi tablets and XO OLPC program. I will have to keep up on this one.
    Richard Estes
    • It runs Windows 8.1

      Read the article :-)
      martrob
      • The first Classmate PC runs Windows; the tablet runs Android

        Mr. Estes was clearly referring to the tablet.
        daboochmeister
  • Needs tablet management

    Speaking as someone in this field (my company produces a tablet management system called TabPilot that provides lock-down capabilities, app distribution and monitoring for teachers and admins), I'm excited to see Intel behind a product like this, even if it is a "reference design". Hopefully it will show their partners really will pay attention and use it to produce their own.
    jvinga101