Intel StudyBook educational Windows 7 tablet now available
It has recently been revealed that Intel’s educational tablet for children, called StudyBook is available for purchase. The ruggedized device has an IP44 rating, which means it is protected against multiple drops as well as water and dust ingress. According to the data sheet, the student-friendly slate PC is built around an Intel SM35 Express Chipset and runs on a 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium (optional upgrade to Professional) operating system.
Looking at the specs, one could easily agree that they are a bit outdated. To begin with, the StudyBook is powered by an Intel GMA 600 graphics card and an Oak Trail Intel Atom Z650 processor that has one core operating at a frequency of 1.2GHz. Next, the education tablet sports a 7-inch LED-backlit anti-glare capacitive multi-touch display with a maximum supported resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels.
Then, Intel has equipped the sturdy portable device with 1GB of internal DDR2 RAM, up to a 32GB Solid-State Drive and 2800mAh battery that reportedly lasts for around 6 hours on a single charge. Finally, users are provided with Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and integrated 3G radios, one USB 2.0 port, a SIM card slot, (optional) mini-HDMI interface and a microSD card reader for adding extra storage.
Apparently, the 16.8mm thick (about 0.65-inch) Intel StudyBook weighs 526g (1.15lbs), features two built-in cameras (VGA and 2MP) and has a starting price of $699.