Panasonic Rolls Out E3 Windows Hybrid Tablet for K12 Students

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Panasonic has come up with a tablet aimed squarely at the educational segment, PCWorld reported.

Panasonic 3E, as the tablet is named, runs Windows 8.1 and sports a 10-inch display. Panasonic has packed the device with some cool features to justify its usage for education. These include a temperature sensor and an integrated camera which when mated with an attachable magnifying glass will make the tablet function as a make-shift microscope.

The 3E hybrid tablet also comes with a host of educational apps like Kno, which Panasonic had acquired in November 2013. Kno offers specialized software and lesson plans to serve as a convenient educational tool for students. With Kno onboard, students can collaborate with others while teachers can also keep a tab of what their wards are up to.

Coming to its specifications, the 3E hybrid, according to WPCentral comes powered by a 1.3 GHz Intel Atom AZ3740D quad core chip along with 2 GB RAM.

Internal memory amounts to 32 GB or 64 GB while it's a 10-inch 1366 x 768 LCD display that makes up the front. There is also a stylus that will allow note-taking right on the display itself.

Prices start at $499 as though Panasonic said the tablet would be made available cheaper among the poorer segments.

The tablet has also been ruggedized enough to allow it to withstand quite a bit of torture. These include the ability for the 3E to survive exposure to dust and water along with even a 70 cm drop.

Designed for students of K12, chances are the E3 won't be tested to the limits each time. It can also be considered as Intel's answer to the OLPC program even though the latter is aimed more at students at the primary level.

The chipmaker had earlier launched the Clsssmate PC program in 2006. The E3 was the latest development in this field as it attempts to create a networked tablet-based educational environment in America. 

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