Samsung has a tablet for just about anyone and everyone, and it seems that the South Korean consumer electronics giant has now trained its sights on the education sector with a brand new tablet that has been specially developed for scalable 1:1 initiatives, where it is made available for K-12 schools around the US. The tablet in question? It is none other than the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education. This is a rugged, student-friendly, 10.1-inch tablet that will integrate with Google Play for Education, and it is also easily managed thanks to a web-based console. School districts that are planning to deploy it for the 2014-2015 academic year would do well to check it out. You know what they say about the early bird getting the poor worm…
Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division, shared, “Samsung is committed to powering education by empowering educators, and this requires technology that is built specifically for the classroom environment. This new Galaxy Tab, designed for education, is an important step toward achieving that vision as it combines the accessibility and engagement of our leading tablet devices with simple, intuitive management tools to foster a more interactive and effective learning environment.”
The Galaxy Tab 4 Education exists today in order to address the unique needs of K-12 classrooms, where educators will be able to gain access to a wide selection of teacher-approved apps, books and videos, so that they are able to deliver a more engaging and personalized learning experience to individual students. Getting content is also a snap, courtesy of easy-to-manage purchase orders.
As for the hardware specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education will sport a 10.1-inch WXGA display (1280 x 800 resolution), Samsung’s MultiWindow feature which enables the user to have two apps open side-by-side for a greater degree of productivity, Android 4.4 KitKat as the operating system of choice, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n support, up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge, 16GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes. Galaxy Tab 4 Education will retail for $369.99 a pop via Samsung distribution and channel partners.