Intel introduces its first tablet - “Studybook”

Intel introduces its first tablet - “Studybook”
Last week we got wind that Intel had something in the works as far as a tablet designed for schools. While it is a little different than initial estimates, Intel has now officially announced its new product – the Intel 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

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