Toshiba and Intel will jointly commercialize an educational-use tablet PC designed to facilitate learning in compulsory education, teh companies announced today.
Toshiba will launch the new CM1 tablet PC for educational
use in the beginning of August, 2010 in the Japanese
market. Going forward, the two companies plan to
collaborate in various ways to foster Information and
communication technology (ICT) environments in schools.
The CM1 has been specially developed to be commercialized
for educational purposes by Intel, which promotes ICT
education on a global basis, and by Toshiba. The tablet has
a 10.1 inch touchscreen monitor, which rotates 180 degrees
and supports pen input, allowing students to practice
handwriting. The device has a robust, shock-resistant
designs and low power consumption. It can connected with
electronic blackboards and projectors wirelessly to enable
students both to collaborate and present work. The PC also
has a handle to make it easy to carry around at school.
With the launch of their new product, Toshiba and Intel
plan to promote ICT-supported education in elementary and
junior high schools. Intel will use the CM1 tablet PC for
its educational programs and demonstrations at schools, for
example, to foster such ICT environments.
The CM1, available from beginning of August (open pricing).
Model/ Model number: CM1/PACM112MNEE
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
CPU: Intel Atom Processor N450 (1.66 GHz)
Chipset: Intel NM10 Express Chipset
Screen: 10.1 inch, pressure-sensitive, LCD touch screen
(1366x768) Power-saving LED backlight
Dimensions: Approximately (268 x216 x 35.6 to 57.0mm)
Weight: Approximately 1.8kg
Other features: 100Base-TX/10Base-T, wireless LAN
(802.11a/b/g/n), rotatory webcam, stereo speakers,
microphone, 2 USB ports, 1 RGB, carry handle