How would you like to get your hands on the “most powerful tablet anyone has ever made”?
I’m talking about the Kno tablet. We don’t know much about it at the moment except that it is dual screen tablet with two 14 inch capacitive displays. It will apparently run on a Tegra 2 chip and have 16GB storage and be available by the end of the year.
Kno CEO Osman Rashid didn’t give an exact price for the Kno tablet but said it would be less than $1,000, which means it’s more likely to be closer to that figure than to $500 so it’s not exactly cheap.
The company revealed in a press release that they have secured a $46 million investment and it is investor Marc Andreessen who has made the claim about the Kno tablet being the most powerful tablet on earth.
That’s quite a statement. There’s no question the Kno tablet is a pretty large tablet, I mean it has a combined 28 inches of screen space, but as for the most powerful? I don’t know about that. I mean there are other tablets around with pretty decent specs but maybe we’re missing something.
The Kno is actually being targeted at college students who will be able to download textbooks, take notes, and draw on the pages as well as surf the web.
platform that blends a unique two-panel, touch-screen tablet, digital textbooks, course materials, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media, sharing and more into a powerful and engaging educational experience not available on any other tablet or eReader on the market today” says the press release.
Babur Habib, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Kno, Inc. said that the Kno will “propel education into the 21st century with an all-in-one device and learning platform that gives students access to digital textbooks, course materials, email, video, the web and more, and enhance their learning experience”
“We plan to use the infusion of capital to get the Kno into the hands of students for beta testing this fall and ultimately for the first customer ship later this year” says Habib.
Ok so even if it does turn out to be the most powerful tablet on earth, what gets me is how on earth will the average college student be able to afford it?