Intel Studybook is a rugged educational tablet for students

Intel Studybook

Bringing in a new addition to the Intel Learning Series family, the California-based semiconductor chip manufacturer unveiled its Intel Studybook tablet. This gadget is apparently built for educational purposes and comes with a rugged form factor as well as a number of features.

Built from a single piece of plastic, the company has wrapped it with shock-absorbers that are located around the display. The design is said to be dust- and water-resistant as well as capable of surviving falls from a height of a standard student desk. Focused mainly towards on education, it sports an intuitive UI and comes bundled with applications such as classroom management and LabCam which provide support for scientific inquiries. The tablet can even be used as an eReader.

“An Intel studybook offers students limitless opportunities to enhance their learning experience,” expressed Kapil Wadhera, general manager of Intel’s Education Market Platform Group. “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.”

Intel Studybook 1

On the specifications front, the educational tablet will be available with either the Windows 7 OS or the Android honeycomb platform. Powering this slate is an Intel Atom Z650 processor followed by 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The manufacturer has equipped it with hoarding options of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB SSDs as well as various other features such as a 7-inch 1024 x 600p capacitive multi-touch display, a front-facing 0.3MP camera and a 2MP primary one, a single speaker and battery life of up to 5.5 hours. Also fitted within dimensions of 207 x 135 x 16.5 millimeters are Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, 3G network support, a USB port and mini-HDMI output.

The Intel Studybook release date isn’t disclosed as yet, however its price should start at around $199.