Intel launches notebook and tablet for schools

Intel has launched two educational devices designed to help bring learning to life.

Both the Clamshell EF10MI2 notebook, which is part of Intel’s Classmate PC family, and the 10.1-inch ECS TR10CD1 Education tablet won’t be sold by Intel directly. Instead, it will be up to a network of unnamed partners to provide pupils with the gadgets.

The laptop comes with Windows 8.1 and is touchscreen-optional with a rotating camera, while the tablet will run Android 4.2 and has an average battery life of up to 12 hours.

John Galvin, vice-president of the sales and marketing group at Intel and general manager of the World Ahead Program, said: “At Intel, we believe the right technology can be transformative.

“That’s why we are focused on designing tools that bring learning to life, helping to make students more engaged.”

Intel has not announced how much either the laptop or tablet are expected to cost. They are expected to be made available this month in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and later this spring in the Asia-Pacific region.