If you were one of the lucky people to get in on the pre-orders for either the Kno Dual screen 14.1 inch tablet PC or the single screen edition, you are in luck! These units will begin to ship next week!
Kno, which is short for knowledge, is a very unique 14.1 touch-screen tablet that blends textbooks, course materials, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media, sharing and more into a more powerful and engaging educational experience. They offer their own branded bookstore that has over 10,000 textbooks from major publishers geared towards students. The good thing about the digital version of textbooks is that they cost 30 to 50% less then their tangible counterparts.
The Kno tablet is available as a single and dual 14.1 inch screen and costs $599 and $899, respectively. Currently, the Kno tablet is available in limited quantity and is now available by invitation only. Shipments to pre-order customers will be staggered over the next month and new customers interested in purchasing a Kno tablet can go to www.kno.com to complete a request for purchase form.
“Designing and developing the Kno has been a collaborative 18 month process with students, partners and publishers, and it’s exciting to see our vision come to fruition,” said Babur Habib, CTO and Co-Founder of Kno, Inc. “We look forward to hearing from our first customers and working with them to continue to innovate on the product.”
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