HCL Infosystems Ltd unveiled two new products today  – the HCL ME U1 and the HCL MyEdu Tab in New Delhi. While the U1 is a trendy and stylish device, based on the latest Android OS and designed specially to suit the needs of the Indian consumer, the MyEduTab tablet caters to the needs of students across schools and higher education institutions and provides personalized and collaborative learning. The U1 is competitively priced at Rs.7,999 and is powered by Android OS 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is packed with 17 localized applications, along with a 7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive screen. It’s powered by a 1GHz processor, a front facing camera and 512 MB RAM. You get 4GB of internal memory and a slot for up to a 32GB microSD card. It also sports a full USB, mini USB and a micro SD card slot.

HCL's new tablet

HCL's new tablet

Other features, include a 3600mAh battery and an option of 3G data connectivity through USB modem. The tablet also enables exclusive access to the ME App store, which has over 10000 applications capturing the latest Android apps. The tablet also comes with free goodies worth Rs.3,000, which include offers on Hungama (free unlimited downloads for three months), Cleartrip.com (Discounts on Air Tickets), and Think Free Office. Some of the pre-loaded applications, include a 3D digital weather clock, Cleartrip, ME Apps, HCL Touch, Hungama, ibibo browser, LinkedIn, Moneycontrol, Ninja Run, Twitter, Naukri, among others.

MyEdu Tab aims at personalized learning, while helping the students to understand concepts at their own pace. With the topic revision application and a self-assessment engine on MyEdu Tab, students can self-evaluate their skills and knowledge, while parents will now be able to monitor their child’s progress in an easy and convenient manner. The price for the MyEduTab– K12 Version is Rs.11,499, which includes the price of the device, content and a memory card, while educational applications and NCERT books will be free.  MyEdu Tab Higher Education (HE) Version priced at Rs. 9, 999 is an edutainment platform which brings together rich multimedia content on technical and professional skills, assessments and apps.

This enables networking and collaboration, leading to an all-round development and employability enhancement for students. MyEduTab is the perfect companion for students, allowing self-learning and making them industry ready. The MyEduTab will be available on specifications similar to U1, which is also provided with integrated back up service with HCL Touch, a 24×7 one touch service facility. Both tablets will be available in stores and for educational institutes in Delhi and across the country from April 2012 onwards.

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