Intel StudyBook Tablet Available For $699

Intel StudyBook is an educational tablet for children with IP44 rating, which means it's protected against drops, water and dust. After almost a year since Intel unveiled it back in April last year, the company finally started selling the tablet. The only problem is that the price went up a little bit, actually a lot. Initially price was set to be around $200, but Intel decided to make it available with $699 which is three times more.

Looking at the specifications, the tablet comes with a 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium and features an Oak Trail Intel Atom Z650 processor. The processor has only one core with 1.2 GHz frequency but is paired with an Intel GMA 600 graphics card and only 1 GB of DDR2 RAM.

Users can choose a Solid State Drive with up to 32 GB of storage. Intel StudyBook is a 7-inch tablet with LED-backlit multi-touch display with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution. It is equipped with 2,800 mAh battery which should last for around 6 hours on a single charge. It also features two cameras, a front-facing VGA and 2-megapixel rear-facing.

In terms of connectivity, the tablet is provided with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and integrated 3G radios, an optional SIM card slot, and one USB 2.0 port, HDMI and microSD card reader. Measuring 20.5 x 13.5 x 17.8 mm thick, the tablet weighs only 526 g.

Looking at the specs, the tablet does look a little bit outdated and overpriced. The cheap and powerful $200 tablet has become not so impressive with $699 price tag. For the suggested price, there are not many reasons to buy it. However, if Intel decides to sell it for the initial price this tablet would be worth looking.