Aimed at enahancing the education aspect for schools across the country, Intel India has unveiled its first ever 2-in-1 reference designed for students. With this move, Intel has joined the league with the likes of MBD, Pearson and others for delivering relevant education content for these devices.
The Intel Education 2-in-1 is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor Z3740D, runs Windows 8.1, provides up to 7.8 hours of battery life as a tablet with an optional three additional hours of battery life when docked. Its rugged design can withstand drops from 70 cms and offers IP 51 water and dust resistance. A stylus with a realistic penlike grip is also provided to enhance the functionality.
The Intel Education 2-in-1 has front-facing and rear-facing cameras to promote content creation and scien- tific exploration. The dualdocking mode allows students the option of having the tablet screen face them when using the keyboard or having the tablet screen face their peers to facilitate collaboration.
Together with the Center for Assessment, Evaluation and Research (CAER), Intel India has also launched a white paper titled ‘Creating a trans- formed learning environment’ which highlights the need and importance for integrating technology in school-based assessments.
The chip-maker says that the Intel Education 2-in-1 has the flexibility and mobility of a tablet, along with the per- formance and productivity of a laptop. “As a result of our work with educators around the world, Intel understands the need for engaging, student-centered learning in order to drive student suc- cess in school and beyond,” said Rajiv Bhalla, Director Market Development, Intel South Asia. “With our new Intel Education 2-in-1, students have a tablet when they want it and a laptop when they need it. This gives educators the flexibility to create a more interactive, collaborative learning experience for their students,” he added.
While discussing Intel’s Education initiatives in India, Ashutosh Chadha, Director, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel South Asia and Rajiv Bhalla Director, Market Development, Intel South Asia, said, “In a global economy, creating 21st century success for individual students, communities and nations means giving every student the skills and opportunities to excel. With a vision to advance excellence in education around the world, Intel is directly involved in education programmes, policy advocacy and technology products that enable today’s youth to develop the skills they need to be the innovators of tomorrow.”
The education sector in India is poised for a big leap as several technology firms are eyeing the vast market. According to experts, the total business potential of digital classrooms is expected to cross Rs 4,000 crore in 2014. Currently, the country is looking for some innovation from within the industry and with the likes of Intel now switching their focus towards the future with hybrid personal computers, students can be the biggest beneficiaries. Priced Rs 24,000 onward depending upon the requirement, the Education 2-in-1 reference design tablet is available at select outlets in the country.
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