Jump to content



Photo

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 still1

still1

    Neowinian Senior

  • 6,990 posts
  • Joined: 30-September 09
  • Location: United States

Posted 13 May 2012 - 19:35

The Next Web has reported that the Thailand government has inked a deal that would see them carry out the widest educational tablet deployment to date. They will be purchasing 400,000 Android 4.0 tablets from Shenzhen Scope at $81 a pop. They might even purchase another 530,000 tablets, bringing the total spend to $75.7 million.
Fortunately, instead of purchasing crap like the Indian government did, they’ve focused on ensuring the hardware in the tablet would actually be usable. The $81 Scopad SP0712 tablet runs Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 7 inch screen (as expected), 8 GB of storage, 1 GB RAM and GPS. Shenzhen Scope is bullish that they could attract deals with governments from other countries, too.


"Thailand is the first country in which we have provided large numbers of tablets for students. Now we are talking with other governments to provide this kind of tablet device for [other] students, including Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa," chairman Liu Jun said.


http://phandroid.com...-for-education/


#2 The Teej

The Teej

    Also known as The Tjalian

  • 7,097 posts
  • Joined: 03-October 05
  • Location: England, UK

Posted 13 May 2012 - 19:46

http://www.lcdadvert..._8g-174653.html

Specs for anyone who's interested. Seems like a reasonable tablet!

#3 Ambroos

Ambroos

    Neowinian Senior

  • 6,166 posts
  • Joined: 16-January 06
  • Location: Belgium
  • OS: Windows 7 + 8.1
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z2

Posted 13 May 2012 - 19:51

For the price it seems to be quite reasonable indeed. Rockchip doesn't make very good SoC's, but an 1.2Ghz Cortex A8 should prove to be usable, especially with ICS if the GPU is okay.

Anyone has any idea what GPU this uses, I can't find anything about it.

#4 +Arron

Arron

    Marvellous

  • 870 posts
  • Joined: 14-June 10
  • Location: England
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4

Posted 13 May 2012 - 19:54

This is great, if only my educational institution would give out tablets like this funded by the UK government.