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New tablet targets students

New Delhi, April 22: Microsoft has partnered HP and Pearson to launch a tablet aimed at students pursuing engineering and management studies in the country.

The Windows 8.1 powered 10.1-inch Hewlett-Packard (HP) Omni10 tablet will have embedded content from Pearson and Microsoft Office. It will be priced at Rs 29,999.

This is the Microsoft’s second such offering. In February, it had unveiled the Acer Iconia W4-820, priced at Rs 24,999, in alliance with Acer, MBD Group and Tata Teleservices for schools.

“These customised tablets will make learning interactive and immersive and is part of our continuous efforts to make education more inclusive through technology. We believe that these are game changing devices,” Microsoft India head (public sector and education) Arun Rajamani said.

He said the addressable market for HP Omni10 would be five million students undergoing technical and management studies.

 
 
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