The Intel Education Tablet runs on Android 4.2 and has features such as rubber bumpers on the sides making it easier for small hands to hold, a power button that resists accidental pushes and a stylus with a pen-like grip. Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor Z2520, the 10-inch tablet has front- and rear-facing cameras and optional 3G support, and provides an average 12 hours of battery life.
The Intel Atom processor Z2520 clocks in at 1.2GHz and supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, allowing four simultaneous application threads. The integrated platform also includes an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator engine with a graphics core supporting 3-D visuals, full 1080p hardware-accelerated video encode and decode at 30 frames-per-second.
The 10-inch Intel classmate PC is based on the Intel Celeron processor N2806 and runs Windows 8.1. A Windows 7 version and a Linux version based on Intel Celeron processor N2805 will be introduced later this year. The touch screen-optional device features a rotatable camera.
The HP Classmate Notebook PC is the first global commercial product based on the new classmate PC reference design and is expected to be available this month in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and later this spring in the Asia-Pacific region.
The new Intel Education Tablet and classmate PC are designed with features such as a snap-on magnification tool and a temperature sensor probe that plugs into the device's audio jack. These features allow students to view microscopic and macroscopic images and measure and analyze environmental data.