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Alphabetics TabGuru 7 Inch & 10 Inch Educational Tablets Launched

Submitted by on July 18, 2012 - 7:18 PMNo Comment

Instead of competing head to head with other 7 inch and 10 inch tablets being sold in India, Alphabetics has decided to take a different route with their TabGuru series of tablets and tap into the growing e-learning segment of the market.

Both of the tablets they released today (the 7 inch Alpha Edu-I and 10 inch Alpha Edu-II) feature Android Ice Cream Sandwich and run on a 1.5 GHz processor with 512 MB of DDR3 RAM. Other specifications include 4 GB of internal storage, WiFi, a USB port (that can be used to run a 3G dongle), and support for up to 32 GB of additional storage space.

Apart from the screen size, the only other major difference between the Alpha Edu-I and Edu-II is the battery. The Alpha Edu-I utilizes a 3,000 mAh battery that Alphabetics claims will last 3 to 4 hours whereas the Alpha Edu-II has a 6,000 mAh battery that is supposed to last 4 to 5 hours.

It should go without saying that the Alpha Edu-II is thicker and heavier than its counterpart as well, weighing in at 650g as opposed to the 345g of the Edu-I, and measuring 13.5mm thick as opposed to the 6.5mm thickness of the other.

What is unique about the TabGuru series as opposed to any other tablet in the world is that it will come preloaded with an entire year’s worth of educational material that is customized according to year group. Right now it supports the SSC, ICSE, and CBSC education boards in India.

Although the material only lasts a year, the following year’s material can later be loaded onto the tablet at a cost of Rs. 1,000. The reason why offline and pre-loaded educational content was chosen is to enable students from areas with little or no internet connectivity to still use the tablet as a learning device.

The TabGuru Alpha Edu-I is expected to cost Rs. 9,999 whereas the Alpha Edu-II is expected to cost Rs. 14,999.


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