Intel has listed information about two new educational tablets on its site. They have both a 7" and a 10" version, aimed specifically at educational uses, and powered by cost-effective Atom processors and Android 4.0 or 4.1.
The 10" Intel Education Tablet features a 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor with 1GB RAM, 16 GB of storage and a 1280 x 800 TFT LCD display. It also brings more than 6.5 hours of battery life and stylus support.
The 7" version runs on an Atom Z2420, the same processor seen in lower end tablets from companies like Asus. According to Intel, the device provides more than 7.8 hours of battery life, has 8GB of storage and boasts a display resolution of 1024 x 600.
"The Intel Education Tablet's mutli-touch display and e-Reader software enable students to access rich online content. Ultra-portability allows them to take the device to the field to capture data with the built-in camera and analyze it with the Intel Education Software," the product brief reads.
Although not exactly the same caliber tablets Apple will be providing to the Los Angeles Unified School District, Intel's alternative will certainly be able to power the host of included educational apps, and offer a low cost solution for school districts on a tight budget. Apple's contract on the other hand will see the company bring 31,000 high end iPads, worth about $678 each, to teachers and students across Los Angeles.
The Intel Educational Tablets come bundled with apps like Kno Interactive eReader, Intel Education Lab Camera by Intellisense, My Notes Keeper and PASCO's SPARKvue science along with applications specifically for teachers, art applications and educational video content.
At this point we don't have specific details on pricing for either of the Intel Educational Tablets. For more information, head over to the official information page on Intel's site.
Intel is also set to reveal the Bay Trail-T processor, its next gen Atom tablet CPU, at IDF in September.