Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker, is making a surprising play at schools with two new affordable 7-inch and 10-inch Android tablets.
The firm has started listing both devices on its website and a brief glimpse at the specs would seem to suggest that the tablets will be targeted at schools with not enough cash to buy Apple's iPad, Microsoft's Surface or News Corp's Amplify tablets.
Both tablets feature Intel Atom Z2460 processors (the 10-inch is 1.6Ghz, the 7-inch is 1.2GHz), dual-facing cameras (0.3MP on the front, 2MP on the rear) and come with 1GB of RAM.
That’s where the differences end however with the 7-inch model offering a fairly basis 1024 x 600 resolution and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the 10-inch tablet boasts a 1280 x 800 resolution display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The devices come bundled with some useful software, including Kno digital textbooks, Intellisense’s camera app and the PASCO SPARKvue science app. Intel also mentions “Classroom Management”, which is presumably for teachers to manage how these apps are used.
Despite announcing the new models, Intel is still to reveal price and availability details.Source article