A cloud based education firm called Across World Education joined hands with an Indian, Delhi based company called Go Tech, to manufacture cheap ‘Tablets’ for students of schools and colleges. The tablet is named as ATab and comes along with a lot of educational content provided by the company.
One of the major advantages of this invention is that it is an Android device. Being an Android compatible device it would be helpful in developing several useful applications on the tablet. The device has a wide screen of 7 inch that is obviously touch sensitive. It comes with a 1.12GHz processor and a RAM of five hundred and twelve MB. The memory is quite limited with a range of 2 GB, however, this could be expanded upto sixteen Gigabytes.
Wanting to take advantage of this situation, BSNL has launched a TPad which is low priced as well. This was introduced to provide competition for Aakash Tablet. While the government is yet to call for bids for producing 2nd grade tablets, the other companies in the industry are beginning to look for ways to compete with ATab. It’s noteworthy that ATab is being produced exclusively for students of India and hence being priced at Five Thousand Rupees or $100. The Tablet is set for release in the market within a few days. 2nd week of March is the expected time.
Before you decide to invest in any of these tablets, it’s important to learn if you would really need a tablet. Here are some specific uses of a Tablet PC that would help you in determining if you need a tablet or not:
In today’s world, everyone uses a laptop. While a laptop is portable, it’s not practical to carry around a laptop like a phone. This is one of the major advantages of a Tablet. While being quite portable, it allows us to perform almost all the functions we would be able to do with the help of a laptop. The function of a keyboard is transferred on to the touch screen in a Tablet and hence the device becomes quite compact. Also it’s quite fashionable to look at. Hence, you could show it off to the world while using it for important purposes.
There is no denying that even phones have Bluetooth and internet connectivity these days. However, certain operations like using a word processor, watching an online video or playing online games are more effective when done with a tablet. This is because with the Tablet, the screen is bigger and hence working or watching videos become quite simple. Such operations could be done without straining the eyes.
If you are convinced by now that you would need a Tablet either as a replacement or in addition to your tablet, then all you need to do is wait for ATab to release. With just a week to go, a lot of consumers would be waiting to take advantage of its release. But remember, it’s going to be extremely useful if you are a student and hence it’s a must have for students.
Rajkumar Jonnala likes to write about topics on IT, Science and Technology related to server rack and rack cabinets. Technology runs the world and he believes that a good understanding of such things will help us to make the best use of these modern day devices.