Intel introduces its first tablet - “Studybook”
The Studybook is Intel’s debut into the tablet arena. The Studybook sports a rugged design intended to withstand the punishment brought on by today’s youth. The 7-inch slate is constructed from a single piece of plastic, has rubber gaskets to protect the ports, and includes shock-absorbers around the screen that enabled the tablet to withstand accidental drops up to about 70 centimeters.
It features a 1024 x 600 resolution, 1 GB RAM, a full sized USB 2.0 port, HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroSD expansion slot, SIM card slot for optional 3G capabilities, Wi-Fi, 0.3-megapixel front camera, 2-megapixel rear camera, and 5.5 hours of battery life per charge.
Intel will not be selling the device directly, rather it will be outsourcing it to local OEMs. Because of this strategy, OEMs will have the option of running either Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, or Windows 7. They will have various configuration options available, but Intel expects that districts can get the Studybook for under $200 a piece.
source: Intel via Engadget
1. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
now THIS is the tablet we need for schools. Along with full support for Google Books and Kindle e-textbooks we can see this as a potential player and maybe possibly a stepping stone for the next generation in education. 1GB of RAM?! Even my current smartphone doesn't have that much.
5. matthewtylerhickman (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
My Galaxy Nexus has 1GB of ram. 1/6 the size and better screen res.. Now how come I can't load "Windows 7" on my phone :/
2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Very good looking tablet. I hope the see Windows 8 soon to be running on it.
3. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I can understand a tiny tablet for kindergarten, but not much beyond. Where are the large tablets, 10" or larger? And, why such a wide bezel? Too much wasted space.
4. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Agreed, not a huge fan of the way that it looks.
6. bruindog (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I think the oversized bezel is for screen protection when dropped on its sides.
7. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
nice price but is it tough enough to handle a 6 year old