Intel has introduced a new device that stores, manages, and publishes digital content for schools with low or intermittent connectivity and /or power. The device stores training materials in its internal storage, comes with a battery, and can be accessed by up to 50 students simultaneously.
- SoC – Intel Atom Bay Trail-I E3815 Processor @ 1.46GHz with Intel HD graphics
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3L-1067
- Storage – 8GB eMMC, Optional 500GB SATA HDD
- Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wired Gigabit Ethernet, Optional 3G, Optional LTE
- USB – 1x USB 3.0
- Misc – System and 3G/LTE LEDs, Factory reset and power buttons
- Power Supply – 12V/2A
- Battery – Lithium-ion polymer 7.4v, 4050mAh (up to 5 hours of battery life)
- Dimensions – 190 x 190 x 30mm
- Weight – 607 grams
The system runs Ubuntu 12.04. The optional 500GB hard drive includes 400GB of preloaded content, and educator can use the remaining 100GB to add their own content via the USB 3.0 port.
Price and availability details have not been released by Intel. You may want to check out Intel Education Content Access Point product page for a few more details.
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I guess the battery & fastetr processor are pluses, but isn’t this basically the same:
Also piratebox, ironically. Maybe just a way to ensure Bill Gates charity spending boosts the price of his Microsoft shareholding.
” The system runs Ubuntu 12.04. ”
This is what I mean…
While chinese Arm S0C’s make things hard and difficult for developers, Intel just delivers!
For example, take a look at the Firefly Rk3288… the hardware is great, but the software sucks… baaahh.
(and no white cowboy or marlboro cowboy here….)
Quite similar. The Intel solution has beefier specs, including more storage, and optional 3G/LTE connectivity, but it’s something you could do with the R-Pi too. The Intel platform can handle 50 students at the same time, and you may need a few Raspberry Pi to achieve the same thing..
Microsoft is not involved here, is it?
Add another NIC and it’ll be perfect, at least hardware side.
I hate that everyone push this Canonical CLA OS everywhere, what’s wrong with an OS that is actually designed for such task?, something like IPFire.
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