Intel Announces Google Android-Based Education Tablet Reference Designs

Intel Introduces Reference Designs for Education Market

by Anton Shilov
08/14/2013 | 10:57 PM

Intel Corp. has introduced an education-focused tablets reference design, featuring an Intel Atom processor and the Google Android operating system. The tablet features eLearning tools to make classrooms more engaging, including an e-Reader, science exploration and data analysis application, painting tools and accessories, snap-on magnification lens and plug-in thermal probe.

 

The Intel Education tablet with a 10” screen (1280*800 resolution) has an Intel Atom processor Z2460, 1GB LPDDR2 memory, 16GB NAND flash storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an Android 4.0 operating system, more than 6.5 hours of battery life, and weighs 1.5 lbs. Intel also offers an Intel Education tablet with a 7” display (1024*768), single-core Intel Atom processor Z2420, 1GB LPDDR2 memory, 8GB NAND flash storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. an Android 4.1 operating system, nearly 8 hours of battery life and weighs 0.78 lbs. Both tablets are equipped with McAfee Mobile Security. The displays have even been designed with shock-absorbers, so they are cushioned in case of a fall. The tablets feature including front- (0.3MP) and rear-facing (2MP) cameras, a stylus, integrated speakers and microphones bring interactive, multimedia content into learning.

The tablets are fully equipped with Intel Education Software, a comprehensive suite of applications including an e-book reader, science exploration and data analysis application and painting tools. It also has management software that provides teachers and administrators with tools to protect students and manage technology.

The tablets are designed to enable interactive, collaborative learning to prepare students for success in school and beyond. These reference designs align with the Intel Education platform, which assists teachers and students in technology-enhanced learning.

"Intel remains committed to helping teachers and students achieve better results through the development of complete solutions that span the hardware, software and digital content required for a 21st century learning experience. The tablet we are introducing is one additional step in a 10 year journey," said John Galvin, vice president of Intel's sales and marketing group and general manager of Intel Education.