Microsoft Corporation-led group unveils Windows 8.1 tablet for school kids

Feb 10 2014, 10:33 IST
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The tablets will be available to all private schools (K6-12) in India. Reuters The tablets will be available to all private schools (K6-12) in India. Reuters
SummaryMicrosoft Corporation has also included Office 365 Education A2 and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification forstudents

Software giant Microsoft Corporation unveiled specially bundled tablet for private schools in partnership with computer maker Acer, MBD Group and Tata Teleservices in India for Rs 24,999.

The tablets will be available to all private schools (K6-12) in India.

"The specially created bundle comprises a Windows 8.1 tablet -- an Acer Iconia W4-820, which comes with a HD IPS display with enhanced brightness for reading in sunlight and runs on the latest Quad Core Intel Atom Processor," Microsoft India said in a statement.

The tablet features Office Home and Student as well as Office 365. Microsoft Corporation has also included Office 365 Education A2 and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification forstudents, it added.

The bundle also includes digital learning curriculum for students of K-12 state boards, CBSE and ICSE from publishing house MBD Group.

The interactive multimedia content from MBD is currently available in English and will soon be available in various regional languages as well, Microsoft said.

On optional basis, Tata Teleservices is providing Photon Plus for high speed Internet services on the move. Customers opting for Photon Plus will get 1 GB of free data usage every month for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.

The cost of the device along with 1 GB free data usage would be Rs 3,649.

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