Intel has finally launched the StudyBook tablet which it had announced last year. Unfortunately, the tablet sports specs that belong in the past. The StudyBook runs Windows 7 (almost inexplicable when we have Windows 8 with us) and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z650 Oak Trail chip with a single core. There is also a GMA 600 graphics card installed, as are 1 GB of DDR2 RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The 7 inch display includes 1024 x 600 pixels. A 2.8Ah battery provides the juice with a claimed backup time of 6 hours. The tablet does come equipped with 3G functionality and a SIM card slot. The tablet has been built tough and durable, one that can thwart rain and dust.
If all of the above seem enticing enough, be prepared to shell out $699 to become the proud owner of one. That it’s more than three times the price that Intel had originally set for the tablet is another matter.
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