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Intel unveils 7-inch Studybook tablet reference design

Intel Studybook

Intel has just unveiled a reference design for the Intel Studybook: a rugged 7-inch tablet that will run Windows 7 or Android 3.0, and come with specialized educational software. It's the company's latest addition to its learning series, that includes its popular Classmate Convertible — a PC that Intel says has been adopted by more than 7 million students around the world. The reference design calls for a 7-inch screen with a 1024x600 resolution, an Atom Z650 processor, a minimum of 1GB RAM, front and rear cameras, and a versatile port loadout including microSD / SIM slots, USB 2.0 and HDMI. The tablet is also built to withstand abuse: it's built from plastic, weighs 1.2-pounds, and Intel says it can withstand 2.3-foot drops.

The Studybook will also include a software package, including the Kno e-reader app and the LabCam suite of science software. Engadget reports that Intel believes manufacturers who use its design could sell the device for $200 or less. The company is boasting an army of hardware partners with the announcement, but there's no word on when the tablet will actually be available for consumers.

The Verge
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