Intel launches Education 2-in-1 convertible laptop


Intel has unveiled the new Education 2-in-1, a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market.

The new Intel Education 2-in-1 will come with a detachable keyboard base, which will allow students to detach the display from the keyboard in order to use it as a standalone tablet.

The screen of the hybrid device can also be flipped around to have it face the front to show content to someone sitting opposite to the user. The convertible laptop comes with a host of interesting and innovative features such as a snap-on magnification lens, which will allow students to examine items at a microscopic level, and a plug-in thermal probe that expands the type of experimentation and exploration possible.

The Intel Education 2-in-1 hybrid features a 10-inch touchscreen of 1,366 x 768 resolution and a quad-core Intel Atom processor Z3740D based on the Bay Trail architecture along with 2GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of solid-state storage. The device runs on Windows 8.1 operating system.

Intel claims that the hybrid laptop can run for nearly 8 hours on a full charge in tablet mode, and three more hours when docked with the keyboard base, which has a second battery.

Designed for rough handling, the laptop can withstand a drop of 70 centimeters and also offers water and dust resistance as per the IP51 standard.

The 2-in-1 device will be integrated with Intel’s Education Software suite which will make learning better and easier. Students will be able to access more than 225,000 books using Intel’s Kno app.

Intel is yet to announce the pricing and availability details of the Education 2-in-1 convertible laptop.