Intel plans of developing an exclusive Atom processor- based tablet
Intel is planning to develop a tablet similar to Classmate PC, which will have the code name StudyBook and will be designed to emerging markets, especially for education. It consists of a 10-inch screen, Atom processor with 32-nm Medfield x86 architecture to adopt a dual operating system, making it compatible with Android and Windows 8, also offering a lower price than other tablets on the market.
Thus, Intel returns to the fray in the education sector. It incorporate a 10.1-inch panel and it will be aimed at both the education sector as the emerging market retailer.
The StudyBook will be launched in mid-2012 and thanks to the Classmate PC, Intel has already scored some good relationships with emerging markets such as China or Brazil, you will be able to get it for less than $ 299.
With this option, Intel seeks to enter the market of mobile devices offering resistant equipment focused on low-cost markets, so they can begin to acquire this kind of devices. Storybook, by starting from a base of x86 architecture would be compatible with both Android and Windows 8, allowing greater flexibility in selecting the operating system, a very attractive feature especially for a device for the education system. This new tablet will probably have a different name when it reaches the market. The exterior will be reinforced to properly withstand impacts and harsh weather. Although not yet confirmed there is speculation linked to the fact that the Chinese company Malata and ECS, producer of laptops, will be selected to make this low cost tablet from Intel.
The chances of success of a device of this kind are quite high if we consider the foregoing. Intel has managed to distribute more than 6 million units Classmate over the past 5 years, many of these in developing countries. The latest version developed by Lenovo 10.1 inch has already received orders for 158,000 units only in Argentina. The natural evolution of this interface with an operating system like Window 8 will definitely make it even more attractive.
Via Tom’s Hardware