Microsoft To Launch Windows 8.1 Tablets For Schools

Acer, MBD Group, and Tata Teleservices come together with the software-giant.


Microsoft has today announced the availability of special bundled tablets for private schools in partnership with Acer, MBD Group & Tata Teleservices. Priced at Rs. 25,000 per device, the bundle is available to private schools (K6-12) in India. The specially created bundle comprises a Windows 8.1 tablet – an Acer Iconia W4-820, which comes with HD IPS Display and runs on the latest Quad Core Intel Atom Processor. The tablet comes with Office Home and Student as well as Office 365. Microsoft has also included the Office 365 Education A2 and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification for students.

Tata Teleservices is providing Photon Plus, a wireless device that provides high speed internet services on the move. Customers opting for Photon Plus will get 1 GB of free data usage every month for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase. The cost of the device along with 1GB free data usage would be Rs. 3,649.

As part of the offering, students can avail the Microsoft Office Specialist certification program and teachers in turn can gain access to eighty hours of self-learning content on leveraging technology while teaching. As part of the Microsoft Office 365 Education A2 plan, the tablet will also include important tools such as Office Web Apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint & OneNote; Web Conferencing; SharePoint Intranet site; spam and malware protection; and 25 GB of personal cloud storage via OneDrive, per device.

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