Intel Malaysia introduced the Intel studybook on Thursday, a tablet that is part of the Intel Learning Series family and features unique classroom-ready features and capabilities including an ultra rugged design and specialized educational software. Purpose-built for 1:1 e-learning, a studybook’s innovative features include front and rear cameras, microphone, light sensor support project-based inquiry and mobile learning environments. It comes with a capacitive multi-touch LCD screen and is based on an Intel Atom processor Z650.
[Left to right: Brian Gonzalez, (Director, Global Education Programs), Bernd Nordhausen (Solutions Architect, Intel World Ahead Program) and Prakash Mallya (Country Manager, Intel Malaysia) with the Intel studybook.]
The rugged tablet reference design is constructed from a single piece of plastic and includes shock-absorbers around the screen. It is designed to withstand accidental drops from a standard student desk and is also water- and dust- resistant. Young students, often owners of slippery fingers can learn and have fun in and out of the classroom with reduced stress for parents and teachers concerned about damage.
An Intel studybook provides education-focused solutions with a student-friendly design. The education software includes classroom management, LabCam applications that support scientific enquiry, and an optimized e-reader. The collaboration software has a user-friendly interface which enables teachers and students to collaborate in the classroom for improved learning efficiency.
“An Intel studybook offers students limitless opportunities to enhance their learning experience.” said Brian Gonzalez, director of Global Education Programs, Sales and Marketing Organization, Intel Corp. “Expanding the Intel Learning Series portfolio of affordable, purpose-built educational devices brings us closer to our vision of enabling more students and teachers to participate in high quality education.”
Teachers are an integral part of the classroom and the new Intel Learning Series Teacher PC criteria will enable solutions that are developed specifically to meet the needs of teachers. The criteria are available to computer manufacturers to build purpose built education notebooks and Ultrabooks for teachers and will take advantage of the 500 member strong Intel Learning Series ecosystem. Teacher PCs also come with access to education content, professional development and digital literacy resources.
As a component of the Intel Learning Series family of products, an Intel studybook is grounded in ethnographic studies. The hardware and software elements of an Intel studybook have been piloted in more than 2,000 classrooms in 36 countries. Its infrastructure is tailored to individual geographies in terms of content, cultural relevance, and language.
Specifications of the Intel Studybook:
- Processor- Intel® Atom™ processor Z650
- Memory- 1GB DDR2
- Storage- 4G/8G/16G/32G SSD
- LCD/Touch Panel- 7¨ 1024×600 capacitive multi-touch (16:9)
- Operating System- Windows* 7/Android*
- Security- Trusted Platform Module (TPM)-based Intel Learning Series theft deterrent solution
- Front 0.3MP (optional), rear 2.0MP (optional)
- Audio/Speaker/Microphone- Integrated audio, single speaker, and digital microphone
- System I/O- 1 x USB port, 1 micro-SD slot, 3G card slot mic+audio out, optional mini-HDMI, SIM card slot (optional)
- LAN/WLAN- 802.11b/g/n WLAN (1×1) • 3G (optional), Bluetooth* (optional)
- Battery- Up to 5.5 hours
- Custom Mini-Chassis- 207x135x16.5mm• 525g
“Intel believes that Malaysia deserves the best education possible in order to enhance the country’s position in the highly competitive and globalized knowledge economy,” said Prakash Mallya, country manager, Sales and Marketing, Intel Malaysia. “Intel is committed to work with government stakeholders such as Ministry of Education to support Malaysia’s education blueprint.” he added
More information about the Intel Learning Series are available at www.intellearningseries.com.