Intel Education Tablets Come with a Temperature Probe, a Magnification Lens

Intel has recently announced 2 educational Android 4.x tablets: The 10″ Intel Education Tablet powered by Intel Atom Z2460, and the 7″ Intel Education Tablet based on the newer Intel Atom Z2420. Beside standard features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual cameras, etc…, the tablets also come with items such as a temperature probe, and a snap-on magnification lenses for experimentation, as well as a educational software.

7" Education Tablet with Temperature Probe and Stylus.
Education Tablet with Temperature Probe and Stylus, Running SparkVUE

The table below adapted from LinuxGizmos lists both tablets’ specifications side-by-side.

10.1″ model 7″ model
Processor Intel single-core Atom Z2460 (“Medfield”) @ 1.6GHz Intel single-core Atom Z2420 (“Lexington”) @ 1.2GHz
Flash 16GB eMMC 8GB eMMC + microSD slot
Display 1280 x 800 capacitive 5-point touch TFT LCD (16:10) with stylus 1024 x 600 multitouch TFT LCD (16:9) with optional stylus
Wireless 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1 EDR 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth 3.0 (optional)
Camera 2MP rear; 0.3MP front
USB 1x micro USB 2.0 (Type B)
Sensors Ambient light, accelerometer Ambient light, accelerometer, GPS, eCompass
Accessories Temperature probe, snap-on magnification lens
Battery life 6600mAh (24.4 Whr); 6.5 hours 4200mAh (15.5 Whr); 7.8 hours
Ruggedization IP41 (ingress resistance), water resistance; 50cm drop IP41 (ingress resistance); water resistance; 60cm drop
Dimensions 272 x 174 x 13.2mm 200 x 122 x 9.95mm
Weight 689 g 355 g

The 10″ model runs Android 4.0 (ICS), whereas the 7″ model with a newer processor runs a newer version of Android (4.1).

Snap-on magnification lens
Snap-on magnification lens

Both tablets are preloaded with Intel Educational Software such as:

  • PASCO SPARKvue (Science)
  • eLearning by Mythware (General subjects, quiz…)
  • Lab Camera (Science) and Media Camera (Arts) by Intellisense
  • MyScript Notes/Stylus Mobile
  • ArtRage (Arts)
  • Kno Textbooks
  • Classroom Management
  • Intel Education Resources including skoool content, math and science videos from Khan Academy, English language learning resources from the British Council, and a collection of digital literacy resources from Intel Education.

The company has also included some security applications with McAfee Mobile Security (for malware or identity theft), and Intel Education Theft deterrent (to prevent theft of school tablets).

Intel did not announced pricing for their education tablets. Further details may be available on Intel Education Tablets page.

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