Toshiba and Intel joinly launch CM1 tablet PC for education

Toshiba and Intel announced will jointly commercialize an educational-use tablet PC designed to facilitate learning in compulsory education. Toshiba will launch the new CM1 tablet PC for educational use in the beginning of August, 2010 in the Japanese market. The new PC’s form factor includes a10.1 inch, pressure-sensitive LCD touch screen (1366×768) monitor with Power-saving LED backlight that rotates 180 degrees, supporting pen input and a slip-resistant rubber coating for use on school desktops. The CM1 connects with electronic blackboards and projectors wirelessly to enable students both to collaborate and present work. In addition, a handle makes it easy to carry the PC around school.

The CM1 tablet PC with 160GB HDD and 2GB memory measures approximately 268x216x35.6 to 57.0mm and weighs approximately 1.8kg. Other features include-TX/10Base-T, wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n), rotatory webcam, stereo speakers, microphone, 2 USB ports, 1 RGB and carry handle. The CM1 tablet PC has been specially developed to be commercialized for educational purposes by Intel, which promotes ICT education on a global basis, and by Toshiba, which has technologies and expertise for notebook PCs. Going forward, the two companies plan to collaborate in various ways to foster ICT environments in schools.