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Industry giants unveil ruggedized hybrid computer for students

Educational and training materials provider Felta Multi Media, Inc. has teamed up with Intel Education and Microsoft Philippines to launch Unite Value 2-in-1, a ruggedized, water-resistant laptop-tablet hybrid powered by Intel Baytrail Quad Core processor and runs on Windows 8.1. It is also packed with Bing and Microsoft Office.

This laptop-tablet hybrid was developed in response to the increasing adoption of personal devices as an educational tool and to make technology accessible to many, particularly for students and educators.

Mylene Abiva, Felta Multi-Media president and CEO, said that her company is eager to develop school technology solutions that encourage versatile and innovative learning.

“As a company with 49 years of experience in the Philippine education market, Felta offers valuable insight on the changing needs of educational institutions and the technology that can help learning more effective while still engaging and remaining relevant to students.”

“Microsoft’s programs for education promote effective, immersive learning experiences to inspire teachers and students to realize their full potential. We believe that by giving students technology we help enrich their minds today, and by equipping and supporting a teacher with technology, we enrich students for a lifetime,” adds Mae Rivera-Moreno, Microsoft Philippines’ Windows Business Group Lead.

With students and educators as its target market, the new laptop-tablet hybrid comes with features that deliver fast performance and increased productivity. It also has a micro lens that children can use to explore objects, and a thermal scanner that can help teach them about their own bodies.

The device’s display, which measures 10-inch and 7-inch, has a 1280 x 800 resolution. It has a  0.3 megapixel (MP) front and 2MP rear camera, and packed with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

With a capacity of 5400 mAh, its battery lasts for six to eight hours. Abiva noted that the tablet can be energized using solar power.

The Unite Value 2-in-1 is empowered by a hardy form factor, making it drop-resistant up to 50 centimeters.

With students and educators as its target market, the new laptop-tablet hybrid comes with features that deliver fast performance and increased productivity. It also has a micro lens that children can use to explore objects, and a thermal scanner that can help teach them about their own bodies.

With students and educators as its target market, the new laptop-tablet hybrid comes with features that deliver fast performance and increased productivity. It also has a micro lens that children can use to explore objects, and a thermal scanner that can help teach them about their own bodies.

The mobile solution is also bundled with applications that help students and educators not only to enhance their knowledge and become more productive but to make them safe as well.  It comes with Intel Education apps and solutions on classroom management, theft deterrent and protection from viruses and malware.

To reinforce and support education, educational tools are offer for free. Rivera said teachers can avail of free tools from Microsoft Educator Network by logging at www.educatornetwork.com.

Abiva pointed out that they are into institutional sale targeting private schools, government or the Department of Education, home-based and special students.

The Unite Value 2-in-1 is empowered by a hardy form factor, making it drop-resistant up to 50 centimeters.

The Unite Value 2-in-1 is empowered by a hardy form factor, making it drop-resistant up to 50 centimeters.

“There are 46,000 public schools and 5,000 private schools but we’ll hit first the 5,000 private schools and hopefully, we can penetrate the others,” said Abiva.

Now available, the laptop-tablet hybrid with 10-inch display is priced at P20,995 while the 7-inch screen costs P9,995.

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