Intel Launches Studybook for Student
Intel announced Studybook today, a tablet intended to be a cheap option, serving students internationally, and sold through local hardware vendors.
Intel wants companies around the world to brand it, and tailor its software to the educational region that company serves. That is, each tablet should run in that country’s language and have the local nuances that would make students feel at home using the new technology. The hardware itself, developed by Intel is made of rugged plastic, water and dust proof, and sports shock absorbers around the screen’s corners — made to be used by young students.
Those companies who do take on the responsibility of filling out the tablet will be able to price it based on how expensive the software is, as well as any hardware add-ons. The Wall Street Journal used the example of a piece of hardware that turned the tablet’s camera into a microscope. Intel does hope, however, that the tablet will retain a starting price of below $200, to remain affordable to schools.
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