Now Intel is getting in on the action. The chip maker has unveiled a reference design for an Education Chromebook, and the first device based on that design is expected to launch this year.
Intel has offered reference designs for Windows laptops and Android tablets for years. But the new Education Chromebooks it he company’s first venture into the Chrome for schools space.
While Intel hasn’t provided full details for the reference design, we do know that it has a ruggedized case, a camera that can rotate 180 degrees so it faces the student or the teacher (or anyone else on the other side of the lid), and the Education Chromebook is powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor.
Device maker CTL is already working on a laptop based on the design, and it should be available to schools later this year.