educations

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e laptop aims at hardcore students

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e laptop aims at hardcore students

This week Lenovo is coming up with a brand new laptop model made specifically for students looking to bring their technological excellence up to par. This is the ThinkPad X131e, a laptop computer with rugged design as well as a powerful interior. You've got the choice between Intel Core and Celeron processor or AMD E-Series APUs for your engine, and Dolby Advanced Audio will be backing you up for sound.

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Apple’s textbooks hinge on subsequent near-free iPad

Apple’s textbooks hinge on subsequent near-free iPad

Back before the iPhone 4S was released, I suggested that it would be a free release, having Apple allow itself to instead rely solely on the software sales that came afterward - that happened, to a degree, and it's looking inevitable that Apple's textbooks will make the next generation of iPad devices free as well. When the iPhone 4S was released, the iPhone 3GS was made free on-contract across the USA, and across the world at this point, the iPhone 4S itself is free on contract (outside of the USA). Apple has caught a bit of flack this week for releasing a suite of Education-based announcements without mentioning how they bring the price of the textbook down to a level that would "revolutionize" the Education world as they hope they will - here's how they will.

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Robots to teach in Korean classrooms by 2012

Robots to teach in Korean classrooms by 2012

We’ve recently seen a massive project involving a robot-based theme park soon to be undertaken in Korea, but the Koreans apparently have decided to take it one step further.  The country has planned a “R-Learning” program that in fact will place robot teaching assistants in 500 preschools in 2012, and expand to 8000 education centers (preschools and kindergartens) by 2013.

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Dell Latitude 2100 education netbook reviewed: top of the class

Dell Latitude 2100 education netbook reviewed: top of the class

Netbook manufacturers trying to distinguish their budget wares are nothing new, and Dell have taken to the classroom with their Latitude 2100.  Announced yesterday, the Latitude 2100 packs the usual Intel Atom N270 processor but in an education-friendly design; as LaptopMag found, that means things like a semi-rugged design and a light that lets teachers know that their students are wasting time online.

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Dell Latitude 2100 netbook eyes education market

Dell Latitude 2100 netbook eyes education market

Dell have announced a new range of netbooks, the Latitude 2100 series, intended for the educational market.   Based around Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, the Dell Latitude 2100 comes with rubberized casings and gigabit ethernet, and can be specified with an antimicrobial keyboard, SSD, touchscreen, carry-handles and shoulder straps.

 

Video demo after the cut

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Ideum MT2 Multitouch Table beats Microsoft Surface in size & resolution

Ideum MT2 Multitouch Table beats Microsoft Surface in size & resolution

Exhibit and media design firm Ideum have cocked a snook at Microsoft with the launch of their MT2 Table, a multitouch-table which, at 50-inches running at 1280 x 720, is both larger and higher resolution than Microsoft's Surface.  The MT2 Table, which can respond to multiple points of contact across the display and recognize gestures, is intended for museum use, and as such has an aircraft-grade aluminum frame and thick tempered glass top.  Underneath there's a 2100 ANSI projector with a 2000:1 contrast ratio.

Video demo of the Ideum MT2 Table after the cut

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Indian $10 laptop to get February 3rd unveil

Indian $10 laptop to get February 3rd unveil

A collaborative team between the Indian governments ministry of science and ministry of technology will unveil a super-low-cost computer on February 3rd, as part of the country's $10 laptop project.  Specifications of the notebook - which is intended for education use - are unconfirmed, but unofficial sources suggest it will have 2GB of memory, both ethernet and WiFi connectivity, the ability to expand the storage and low power requirements of just 2W, all in a small, portable package.

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Elonex One T netbook tested: cheap but not cheerful

Elonex One T netbook tested: cheap but not cheerful

Elonex's One T and T+ netbooks are the UK's answer to the OLPC $100 device; at around £129 (okay, so that's $226, but we'll overlook it) they're intended for students and, for every 100 sold, Elonex will give one to an underprivileged little tyke.  Under the hood things are even more modest than your average Eee PC: an Ingenic XBurst 400MHz processor and just 1GB of storage.  Plugged In Blog have been playing with the One T, and come to the worrying conclusion that, as an educational device, it falls short.

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