Intel India on Wednesday unveiled the Intel Education 2 in 1, its first-ever 2-in-1 reference design for students, 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.
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.
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. The Intel Education 2 in 1 has front-facing and rear-facing cameras. 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 Intel Education 2 in 1 is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor Z3740D, runs Windows 8.1, and provides up to 7.8 hours of battery life as a tablet and an optional 3+ hours of additional battery life when docked. Intel says the reference design is for education, and has been ruggedized so that it can withstand drops from 70 centimetres, and offers IP51 water and dust resistance. Other kid-friendly features include a handle that makes it easier to hold, and a stylus with a realistic pen-like grip.
While discussing Intel's 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 today's youth to develop the skills they need to be the innovators of tomorrow."