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Amplify and Intel Education Introduce a Ruggedized Tablet

Yesterday, Amplify announced a collaboration with Intel Education to offer a ruggedized tablet built for K-12 education. The new tablet has a break- and scratch-resistant screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass, as well as a tethered stylus. Powered by a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Processor Z2580, the tablet runs on the Android 4.2 operating system and features Bluetooth connectivity, an 8100 mAh battery and a Miracast-compatible wireless display. The front camera has 1.3 megapixels, while the rear camera features 5 megapixels and autofocus. The tablet comes with a case and an external keyboard.

The tablet will be available for summer teacher training in time for the start of the 2014-15 school year. The price for the Amplify Tablet System — which includes the tablet, software, content and support — will be $199 per year for three years. Additional leasing fees apply, and other purchasing options are also available.

The Amplify Tablet System also includes a Web-based device management platform that allows school administrators to provision, configure, lock or wipe an entire fleet of devices over the air. Amplify also provides tools that allow districts and schools to enforce their own Internet policies, execute local content controls and provide safe at-home browsing.

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Christopher Piehler is editor in chief of THE Journal.

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