Acer today in New York announced the Iconia Tab 10 for Education. As the name implies, it's a 10.1-inch tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop that's part of the Google for Education scheme, "bringing accessible technology and richer resources to classrooms."
The tablet's got a reinforced body (because you know kids these days, right?) and anti-slip textured coating. The display has a 1920x1200 resolution, the hole thing weighs a little more than 1 pound and is powered by an Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM and either 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of on-board storage. It's also fitted with Acer's Precision Plus sensors for better use with a stylus or even just a finger.
The Tab 10 for Eduction will run $299 in the U.S. and €299 in parts of Europe starting in May.
Acer Iconia Tab 10 Makes Education More Engaging
- Acer is working with Google to join the Google Education ecosystem, bringing accessible technology and richer resources to classrooms
- Equipped with NFC for setup and sharing capabilities; set up a whole classroom of tablets in minutes.
- Durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 panel with reinforced mechanical design to withstand daily classroom use
- Crisp Full HD 10.1-inch Display with Zero Air Gap technology for better sunlight visibility, ideal for learning anywhere
- Acer Precision Plus for greater accuracy for writing, sketching
- Powered by an Intel® Atom™ processer, the tablet offers long battery life and performance to meet students' demanding needs
NEW YORK (April 23, 2015) Acer today introduces its new Acer Iconia Tab 10 for Education, an Android 5.0 tablet that enables digital education in schools. Designed with the classroom environment in mind, the Acer Iconia Tab 10 has a durable, comfortable design, a 10-inch full HD Gorilla® Glass 4 display, and Acer Precision Plus make learning mobile and enjoyable. Acer is working with Google to join the Google Education ecosystem, bringing accessible technology and richer resources to classrooms.
"As technology has been incorporated more broadly across K-12 classrooms, schools want to deploy devices that are easy to use, durable, manageable, and budget-friendly, and can be used as the foundation for a lifetime of learning for students," said Maverick Shih, president of Acer BYOC and Tablet Business Group. "The Acer Iconia Tab 10 for Education is an excellent choice for districts rolling out new technology throughout their entire school for 1:1 initiatives or even for a single mobile lab. The durable design, full HD display and interactive features will help make learning more creative and collaborative."
Durable Design with Features that Promote Learning
Designed for the education environment, the Acer Iconia Tab 10 is durable, as it stands up to heavy-use schools and classrooms. The reinforced front frame withstands bending and twisting, while minerals are added to the rear cover to increase toughness. Plus, the anti-slip textured finish is comfortable to hold and helps students keep a firm grip on the tablet.
Even the 10.1-inch display is more durable thanks to Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 that is damage and scratch-resistant. The anti-fingerprint coating keeps the display clean and reduces smudges. The 10.1-inch 1920x1200 resolution Full HD display has Zero Air Gap technology for brighter images and better visibility in sunlight, so students can take it outdoors for labs and experiments. Also, when it's time for reading, students can put their Iconia Tab 10 in Reading Mode to reduce the blue light emission by up to 60 percent for less eye strain.
The Iconia Tab 10 is durable while being light and portable, so it can be used both in the classroom and for outdoor activities. It weighs only 540 grams (1.19 pounds) and measures only 260w x 176d x 9.7h mm (10.26w x 6.93d x 0.38h inches).
The new tablet features Acer Precision Plus technology, which enables more varied and accurate content creation. Tablets with Acer Precision Plus have touch sensors that are more densely placed than those with general touch panels, and enable students to write, draw and create with pencil or stylus in a finer tip at just 2mm. This extra precision also lets students pinpoint anything on the display with greater accuracy and experience fewer mistakes.
The Iconia Tab 10 has NFC built in with setup and sharing capabilities. Teachers or IT administrations can set up a whole classroom of tablets in minutes simply by tapping them together. It features Acer's Iconia Suite of creativity and touch tools that let students simplify tasks and get quick access to frequently-used apps with intuitive touch gestures. The Iconia Suite includes note-taking app EZ Note, screenshot capture app EZ Snap, gesture wake-up app EZ WakeUp, and the EZ Gadget widget for quick access to essential tools.
Acer Iconia Tab 10 for Full School Day
The Acer Iconia Tab 10 delivers up to 7.5 hours of battery life(2), so students can use them for several classes throughout the day. Powered by an Intel® Atom™ quad core processor, the Iconia Tab 10 can multi-task with multiple tabs and apps. The new tablet features 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of on-board storage(3). The tablet can be connected to share video and to other peripherals via USB 2.0, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. The SD card reader supports up to 64GB memory cards to access and transfer files.
"We're pleased to continue our collaborative efforts with Acer to offer a new resource for students and educators. Leveraging an Intel® Atom™ processor, the Acer Iconia Tab 10 provides the power and performance necessary to enhance the learning experience," said Navin Shenoy, vice president and general manager, Intel Mobility Client Platforms. "Tablets with educational software and durable form factors are transforming how teachers and students interact and learn in the classroom."
Model, Availability and Pricing
The Acer Iconia Tab 10 will be available in North America in May with prices starting at US$299, and in selected countries in EMEA in May with prices starting at €299.
There are several optional accessories schools can choose to further enhance learning and teaching on the Acer Iconia Tab 10. They include a stylus, protective film, bumper case, protective sleeve and wireless keyboard dock.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.
The new Acer Iconia Tab 10 was unveiled today at the next@acer press event at 4 World Trade Center in New York, where the company announced its latest devices and solutions for families, students and professionals. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.
- Battery life may vary depending on usage. Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. Battery life may vary depending on model and configuration. All batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
- Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes)
- IDC 2014
Weird how the press release doesn't mention the fact that it will never see an update beyond Android 5.0. At least that's how it worked last time I was dumb enough tp buy an Acer Iconia tablet.
And I wouldn't think the hole thing weighs a little more than 1 pound - I would think the hole thing would be weightless.
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