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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7 Comments

1. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 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: Mar 22, 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: Dec 05, 2011

Very good looking tablet. I hope the see Windows 8 soon to be running on it.

3. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 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: Oct 26, 2011

Agreed, not a huge fan of the way that it looks.

6. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I think the oversized bezel is for screen protection when dropped on its sides.

7. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

nice price but is it tough enough to handle a 6 year old

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