Intel Education 2 in 1 Laptop Reference Design unveiled for students

Leading tech firm Intel today unveiled reference design for Education 2 in 1 convertible in India, at an event in New Delhi. At the event Ashutosh Chadha, Director, Corporate Affairs Group Intel South Asia and Rajiv Bhalla Director, Market Development – Intel South Asia showcased the full range of Intel Education Solutions. It is designed specifically for educational purposes.

Together with Center for Assessment, Evaluation and Research (CAER), Intel India also launched a white paper, Creating a transformed learning environment highlighting the need & importance for integrating technology in school based assessments.

Proposed Solutions for creating transformed learning environment from the whitepaper include

  • Increasing awareness of potential of technology
  • Introducing appropriate incentives for teachers
  • Using low power consuming devices such as tablets and 2 in1 s.
  • Creating communities of practice to support peer-to-peer support
  • Integrating digital assessment for – real time analysis & feedback, ease of sharing

The chipmaker says, the Intel Education 2 in 1 has the flexibility and mobility of a tablet, along with the performance and productivity of a laptop. Its dual-docking mode is meant to allow students the option of having the tablet screen face them when using the keyboard or having the tablet screen face their peers to facilitate collaboration.

As a result of our work with educators around the world, Intel understands the need for engaging, student-centered learning in order to drive student success in school and beyond, said Rajiv Bhalla, Director Market Development, Intel South Asia With our new Intel Education 2 in 1, students have a tablet when they want it and a laptop when they need it. This gives educators the flexibility to create a more interactive, collaborative learning experience for their students.

The Education 2 in 1 is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor Z3740D coupled with 2G RAM and run on Windows 8.1. It comes in two versions 32GB and 64GB. It claims to give 7.8 hours of battery life as a tablet and optional around 3 hours when docked to keep up with student learning all through the day. Intel says the reference design is for education thus it has been ruggedized so that it can withstand drops from 70 centimetres and also offers IP51 water and dust resistance. The 10-inch screen device has a 5-megapixels rear camera and a 1.26-megapixels front-facing camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (optional), 3G (optional) and LTE (optional). Other student-friendly features include a stylus with a realistic pen-like grip and a handle that makes it easier to hold.

While discussing Intels Education initiatives in India, Ashutosh Chadha, Director, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel South Asia said, In a global economy, creating 21st century success for individual students, communities and nations means giving every student the skills and opportunities to excel. With a vision to advance excellence in education around the world, Intel is directly involved in education programs, policy advocacy and technology products that enable todays youth to develop the skills they need to be the innovators of tomorrow.

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