Tablets like the Apple iPad are being used by majority of teachers and students in the US. And to some extent classrooms are benefitting from modern day tablet devices.
While in the west several educationalists have recognized that tablets enrich classroom education, back home the case is completely opposite.
To make sure that that tablet computers could be adopted for educational needs, Microsoft India has partnered with HP and Pearson to launch a tablet for higher education students in the engineering and Management education.
The tablet, HP Omni 10, comes with embedded content from Pearson and Microsoft Office. Priced at Rs. 29,999, the HP Omni 10 is primarily aimed at making learning more interactive through technology.
On the spec front, the HP Omni 10 features a 10-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it. It also features Intel Atom Z3770 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. There's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The makers have claimed that the tablet can run up to 8.5 hours on a single charge. The tablet runs Windows 8.1 OS.
HP Omni 10 will come pre-loaded with at least 10-eBooks and access to various Microsoft developer tools and servers through the DreamSpark student site.
In addition, Pearson will provide e-learning content, including theory papers of first semester engineering and MBA courses.
HP Omni 10 will be available for all technical and management institutes and is being currently offered at an EMI plan of Rs 2,990 per month for 12 months (taxes extra). This special limited ‘Institute offer' is valid till June 15, the company added.
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