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Intel launches new education products

Monday April 14 2014

Intel Education 2-in-1 devices on display at the The Intel Solutions Summit (ISS) in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 9, 2014. The summit brought together stakeholders in the technology industry who meet annually to showcase new innovations. PHOTO/JOHN NJIRU

Intel Education 2-in-1 devices on display at the The Intel Solutions Summit (ISS) in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 9, 2014. The summit brought together stakeholders in the technology industry who meet annually to showcase new innovations. PHOTO/JOHN NJIRU Photo/FILE

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Intel Corporation the leading microprocessor manufacturer globally, has launched new devices customised for education.

John Galvin, Intel Education general manager, said that the corporation was committed to working closely with its partners to avail its newly launched Intel Education 2-in-1 laptop in Kenya.

"Intel is committed to designing purpose built solutions to improve education and to working with its partners in the private and public sectors to make this a reality."

The chip maker announced new devices that could be a viable alternative solution in digitising classrooms in the country. The device, which is both a laptop and a touchscreen tablet features a simplistic design.

This enables enhanced interaction between of school-going children with the content, its two-in-one design allows for versatility based on user needs and desired experience.

The learners get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

LEAD EVOLUTION

This latest announcement comes in the wake of cancellation of laptop tenders and is hoped to give additional options for the government consideration in future.

“Although this device will not be available in the ongoing Kenya laptop project, should the government decide in future to expand the roll out beyond Standard One, we will work closely with our partners to avail this new laptop,” he said on Thursday during the launch of its first ever 2-in-1 device at a summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Intel Solutions Summit (ISS) is where stakeholders in the technology market meet annually to showcase new technology.

This year’s theme is ‘Lead the Evolution’, a call to action for Intel channel partners to join in leading technological transformation taking place in the society.

Powered by quad-core Intel Atom processor, Intel's gadget runs on Windows 8.1 and provides up to 7.8 hours of battery life and has front-and-rear facing cameras for interactive learning.

It is bundled with a learning software suite that will make teachers see what every student is working on to ensure maximum class concentration.

Issuing pupils joining primary schools with laptops was part of the Jubilee Government manifesto.

Intel currently enjoys a global market share of 83% and 74% in notebooks and desktops, respectively.