Panasonic has unveiled today a new tablet called 3E, a hybrid Windows slate for the education segment. This 10 inch slate is priced at $499 and it will be offered to poor school districts at more affordable prices.


The product will also get extended functionality, like an attachable magnifying lens, that transforms the 3E into a microscope of sorts. Aside from the attachable lens we also get a temperature sensor and the device’s specs include a 1366 x 768 pixel LCD display with five point touch tech. Inside there’s a 1.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3740D quad core CPU, 2 GB of RAM and either 32 or 64 GB of storage.

The OS is Windows Phone 8.1 Pro and the tablet comes with a tethered stylus for OneNote drawing and creating notes. By the way, this is a rugged unit, just like the Panasonic FZ-E1. This is supposed to be classroom gear, used every day and it gets dust and water resistance, plus it can withstand a 70 cm drop. Intel has also bundled a suite of educational software and lesson plans.