Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education for schools
The days when students was learning at school using paper and pencils are almost gone. Samsung launched Galaxy Tab 4 Education. A 10.1-inch tablet with a ruggedized case strong enough to resist a fall from a desk. In order to have a low price, this tablet specs are not very high.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education for schools specs and features
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
Weight 1.08 lbs (490g)
Display Size and Resolution 10.1" 1280x800
Dimensions H: 9.58" (243 mm)
W: 6.94" (176 mm)
D: 0.31" (7.9 mm)
Storage 16 GB + 64 GB microSD
RAM 1.5 GB LPDDR3
CPU Quad Core Quallcomm (1.2 GHz)
Battery 6800 mAh
Price $369 + $30 for Management Console
But the hardware is not the most important. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 will be compatible with Google Play for Education platform. Students will be able to access educational apps, videos and books approved by teachers.
Galaxy Tab 4 Education is not alone on the market. There are some competitors like Asus Transformer Pad (Education) and iPad Retina from Apple.
Asus Transformer Pad (Education) and Ipad Retina (Education) specs and features
Asus Transformer Pad (Education) iPad Retina (Education)
Weight 1.19 lbs (550g) 1.46lbs (662g)
Display Size and Resolution 10.1" 1280x800 9.7" 2048x1536
Dimensions H: 10.13" (257 mm)
W: 7.02" (178 mm)
D: 0.39" (9.9 mm)
H: 9.5" (241.2 mm)
W: 7.31" (186 mm)
D: 0.37" (9.4 mm)
Storage 16 GB + 64 GB microSD 16 GB
RAM 1 GB LPDDR3 1 GB LPDDR2
GPU Intel HD Graphics PowerVR SGX 554MP4
CPU Intel Bay Trail-T Z3740 (1.33 GHz) Dual Core A6X (1.4 GHz)
Battery N/A 11,560 mAh
Price $269 + $30 for Management Console, optional keyboard dock $60 $399
But what do people think about it ?
“Teach kids the old fashioned way. With paper and pen.” Some say that there are reasons not to use tablets at school. Using Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education for schools it’s expensive and taxpayers are broke. There are more important things to worry about than making sure kids can use tablets instead of books.
Take a look at this comment from jamdev12 at anandtech.com about Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education for schools
“You know, I’ve had this debate as well, but I have to say there plusses and minuses for both. The feedback loop created with an electronic device is by all means much faster than pen and paper, though I will say that based on studies done with kids in the developed world, kids from Finland do alot better than our kids here and they don’t use electronic devices in the classroom. Of course they do have other things going for them, like teachers who are treated decently (not saying all teachers deserve this, there are some bad ones in the system that should be thrown out). In the end there are positives and negatives to both.”
What do you think about introducing tablets in schools?