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.

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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.

  • DeianStancu

    They are rebranding Intel’s http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education-solutions/tablets.html
    Or, they are using the same OEM, which is ECS.

  • C Dehnert

    Although Panasonic claims this product has the durability needed for the education market, the company does not claim it has the level of durability found in the fully-rugged Toughpad FZ-E1. C. Dehnert (Panasonic PR)