Intel presents the Studybook, a new effort from the chip giant to deliver e-learning to students in developing countries. This 7-inch tablet weighs 525g, it features a Intel Atom Z650 "Oak Trail" 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, a 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen, USB 2.0, HDMI, microSD/SIM slots, WiFi, dual cameras and between 4GB and 32GB of internal flash memory.
The device is capable of running either Windows 7 or Android 3.0 "Honeycomb", the Windows edition is expected to arrive first while the Android model should by ready by mid-summer. Interestingly, the Studybook is constructed from a single piece of plastic, it can resist liquid spills and survive up to a 27-inch drop to concrete. Active battery life is said to be up to 5.5 hours.
Intel will bundle e-reader, note-taking and drawing apps, as well as digital textbooks from Kno.com and other education oriented apps. The Studybook will not be manufactured directly by Intel, but rather by licensees who will distribute it to local OEMs. This means pricing is not up to Intel either, but the company believes that manufacturers who use this design can sell the finished product at a price between $199 to $299.