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Intel to Offer "StoryBook" Tablet in Emerging Markets

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Intel's Classmate netbook is succeeded by the StudyBook tablet, which Intel will be offering in emerging markets as an educational tool.

The tablet will feature a 10-inch screen, two operating systems and run on Intel's Medfield platform hardware. The StudyBook will be offered beginning in the second half of the year, and may become available in retail channels for less than $299, according to Digitimes.

The report states that Elitegroup Computer Systems as well as while China-based Malata have been chosen by Intel to manufacture the StudyBook.

Intel's Classmate PC program launched in 2006. The most recent iteration is based on a 7-inch, 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch Lenovo design, Intel's Atom N270 and N455 processors, up to 32 GB flash memory or a 30 GB HDD, as well as Windows XP Professional and Mandriva Linux 2010 operating systems. Digitimes noted that Intel has updated the 10.1-inch Classmate PC with Windows 7 and an N2600 processor in Argentina. The PC is priced in the $300 to $400 range and has received 158,000 orders so far.

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    Darkerson , April 4, 2012 12:33 AM
    Oh yay, more spammers! Thanks NashSasha38! Now would you kindly go jump off a cliff, along with your buddy and his/her mom? Thanks!
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    warbler boi , April 4, 2012 1:20 AM
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    Intel's Classmate netbook is succeeded by the StudyBook tablet, which Intel will be offering in emerging markets as an educational tool.

    Intel to Offer "StoryBook" Tablet in Emerging Markets : Read more

    So is it Storybook or Studybook?
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    Stardude82 , April 4, 2012 1:46 AM
    Windows XP?
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    ProDigit10 , April 4, 2012 3:07 AM
    A little late for april foolsday?
    Perhaps they still had a few million Atom processors for sale!
    There hasn't been a single newsbreaking revolution in the Atom market ever it took over the Celeron M processor.
    The N2650 is the processor we've been all waiting for since the Celeron M processor (since all steps between only score a few 'points' higher in benchmarks than their older brothers.
    And those points are relative. I'm sure a software flooded Atom N550 is slower than an N260 on some benchmarks, so all the Atom processors really aren't that different from each other!

    Just get the N2650 out today, so we can buy them!
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    EDVINASM , April 4, 2012 9:04 AM
    Emerging markets me arse.. Was trying to get the Lenovo version of this StudyBook, only available through government programs and what not. How come it's not accessible to general public even at higher prices?