Intel just announced the Studybook tablet that will be added to its current Learning Series family of devices.
The Studybook will launch with a multitouch 7-inch (1024 x 600 resolution) display and will feature a Z650 Intel Atom processor. It can be configured to run either Android or Windows 7, depending on school needs. The slate will also sport a front- and rear-facing camera, and will include a selection of ports including a USB 2.0, HDMI, microSD, and SIM slots as well as a headphone jack. The Studybook will launch with 1GB of RAM and storage that can range from 4GB to 32GB internally, and 128GB SSD externally.
Since it is made for students, it is designed to take a beating. The tablet is made out of plastic and will be able to withstand a 2.3-foot drop. It will weigh about 1.2 pounds and will have rubber-band reinforcing to keep sand and other types of elements out.
Aside from its kid-friendly design, the Intel Studybook will come with a variety of education-focused software including a classroom management application, LabCam applications, and an optimized eReader.
Nothing has been released about the Studybook in terms of a price or a release date. Reports say that manufacturers who use similar designs can sell the finished product for about $200, so expect the Studybook to hover around that number.