Microsoft led consortium to enable futuristic classrooms


New Delhi: Microsoft India has announced the availability of special bundled tablets for private schools (K6-12) in partnership with Acer, MBD Group & Tata Teleservices. This consortium envisions a future of education where content, technology and connectivity come together seamlessly to make learning more immersive.

Priced at Rs. 24,999 per device, the bundle is available to all private schools (K6-12) in India. The specially created bundle comprises a Windows 8.1 tablet – an Acer Iconia W4-820, which comes with an impressive HD IPS Display with enhanced brightness for reading in sunlight 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.

A complete consumption and creation device, the bundle includes digital learning curriculum for students of K-12 State Boards, CBSE & ICSE from MBD Group, India’s largest publishing house with 60 years of experience in creating meaningful and relevant learning resources. The highly interactive multimedia content from MBD is currently available in English and will soon be available in various regional languages as well.

On an optional basis, 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 1GB 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.

Arun Rajamani, Head – Public Sector & Education, Microsoft India, said, “The ease-of-use and portability offered by tablets is increasingly making them the device of choice for students. This feature-rich tablet provides a secure, convenient and hassle-free experience for schools who want to integrate technology to make learning more enjoyable and interactive for students. We are excited to launch this custom-made bundle for the Indian student, who can now consume, create and share from a single device.”

S Rajendran, CMO, Acer India said “Education is the backbone of a country, and we are proud to empower our younger generation for the future through a Tablet that is complete with connectivity and productivity suites.”

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