Intel Education Tablet performs acts of science (with magnifier, temperature accessories)

You can use pretty much any tablet in the classroom if all you want is a tool to let kids look things up on the internet, watch videos, play educational games, or perform other basic tasks. But Intel is hoping its new Intel Education Tablet reference design stands out a bit thanks to support for accessories including a temperature sensor and magnification tool.

Not only can you use this tablet to look things up — you can use these tools to get a closer look at the world around you.

Intel Education Tablet

The tablet features a 10 inch display, an Intel Atom Z2520 processor, up to 12 hours of battery life, and Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.

You can use your fingers or a stylus to interact with the tablet. It has a rugged case to protect it from the abuse of youngsters. And it has front and rear cameras.

The Intel Education Tablet’s most unusual features include the snap-on magnification tool which turns the camera into a magnifying glass and the temperature sensor which you can plug into the audio jack to measure temperatures while using educational apps.

Intel doesn’t typically build and sell tablets or notebooks (like the Classmate PC) itself. Instead the company offers reference designs and works with manufacturers to offer products based on those designs. So if your kid eventually ends up using the Education Tablet in class, it’ll probably have a different company’s name slapped on it.

  • Michael Thompson

    The magnifier is something that can be produced generically as well as the temp sensor.
    What might help education more is a way that they can use existing equipment to do science as opposed to more drain on already strapped budgets for unnecessary hardware.

    • CyberGusa

      The Z2520 is a low end 32nm Clover Trail+ ATOM, which only runs Android… So it’s a low spec, and probably really low cost, tablet…

      And keep in mind using apps should at least make it fairly flexible and a lot of old equipment isn’t very flexible…

  • Bikash Jain

    A well integrated technology to offer better Science experiments explanation and in return effective teaching. Temp probes and Magnifier are the tools to test and experience the abstract scientific phenomenons for last long comprehension.