Notebooks that are made to run Google’s Chrome operating system have had great success in the education market due to their budget-friendly price tags. Since the Chromebooks operate entirely from the cloud they make for an easy efficient set up for educators.
Many schools are turning to these devices because it allows the students to produce writing assignments more effectively and at a higher quality, writes Anne Rawland Gabriel for Edtech.
Jeff Jedras for Computer Dealer News writes that Senkatel is the most recent PC to target the K-12 education market.
“Senkatel continues to address the K-12 education market need for high-quality, affordably priced Internet-enabled devices and software,” said Joseph Virginia, president of Senkatel USA, in a statement. “Our new C1101 Chromebook allows educators and students to access a wide array of classroom management, lesson planning, and educational software content directly through the Google Play for Education website.”
Michael Hart for The Journal reports that the Senkatel Chromebook has features that are perfect for students in that age range. The battery, which can be serviced by school’s IT staff eliminating downtime, lasts for 9-and-1/2 hours, which is more than enough to last the entire school day.
The device is designed to be water-resistant, including anti-peel keys and a touchpad that channels liquid away from the electronics. The Chromebook is rugged enough for children to handle with a design that can handle bumps and drops of up to 2 feet.
The areas around all ports are reinforced and there is an integrated carrying handle so students can hang the device instead of stacking it under heavy items in their lockers.
The Senkatel Chromebook isn’t just rugged enough to keep up with today’s students, but it is powerful enough as well, according to the Senkatel website.
The tablet is powered by an Intel® Celeron® N2830 processor operating at 2.16 GHz, and includes 2GB of SDRAM system memory with a 16GB solid state drive. Unique to the C1101 is an additional 100GB of Google Drive™ cloud-based storage at no extra charge for the first 2-years. Connectivity features include Bluetooth® 4.0 and 2×2 dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n operating in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. The rotatable camera and microphone can be angled to capture images, video and support scientific inquiry. A fan-less design eliminates distracting noise.
Senkatel supplies affordable, high performance tablet, Chromebooks, peripherals and software ecosystems solution worldwide for enterprise markets ad K-12 education, reports Digital Journal.
The company’s value proposition is higher quality and performance and a more affordable price. It is a Fortune 500 corporation and leading business process service company. They service resellers, original equipment manufacturers and retailers around the world.
Senkatel is just one of many Chromebooks on the market perfect for students. Some of the top rated options include the Dell Chromebook 11, Acer Chromebook C720p, and the HP Chromebook 11, reports Steven Vaughn-Nichols for ZDNet.