Next Gen Pen and Paper
It’s only fitting that the next generation school slate, Intel’s Education Tablet, comes with the most advanced stylus, N-trig’s Duo-Sense Pen. The two together will hopefully take this genre to a new level for teaching and learning.
Powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor, the Android 4.2-based education tablet comes with 1GB of RAM as well as 8-, 16- or 32GB of solid state storage space. Its 10.1 touch-screen shows 1,280 by 800 resolution, can respond to finger touches and the device is housed in a water- and shock-resistant case.
The tablet really comes into its own with N-trig’s stylus, which responds to 256-levels of pressure for everything from a drawing map of the 13 Colonies or scribbling out math equations to writing musical notation or creating digital artwork. The truly amazing part about the DuoSense stylus is that unlike other active pens, it isn’t powered by a hard-to-find disposable battery that needs to be replaced. Rather it gets recharged every time it’s stowed in the tablet. According to Ntrig, a 15 second charge is good for several hours of use. It’s also the rare stylus that comes with a tether so it won’t get lost on the first day of school.