Ever since the Aakash tablet was announced and then launched people in India were dying to grab hold of the world’s cheapest tablet. Now when the Aakash tablets can be booked online, people are still dying to get hold of it thanks to unavoidable delays. This delay may not be helping the Indian consumers but has definitely helped other manufactures realise the huge market for low cost tablets in India.
Taking clue of this opportunity the Classpad tablet was recently launched and many people are saying that this tablet will compete with the Aakash, but I disagree as there is a huge price difference and it is like comparing nano with Maruti alto. The Classpad specifications are much better than the Aakash tablet and are priced around Rs. 6,000 to 15,000 based on the models. Classpad is offering 3 different models namely the Classpad 7 inch, 8 inch and 10 inch versions.
A price tag of over Rs. 5,000 may look too high considering that one can get the Aakash tablet (UbiSlate 7+) for just Rs. 2,999. But if you look closely at the Classpad features you will find they score higher and that is the price you pay for. You can also see it as a better tablet than the Aakash tab and still cheaper than other tablets available in the Indian markets.
Classpad Tablet features
This tablet is powered by a 1.3 GHz processor and comes with a 4 GB internal storage. The Classpad is especially made for students (class 3 to class 12). This tab can make education more interesting using high tech technology for example it can easily interface with interactive high-tech whiteboards that some educational institutes are already using.
The Classpad comes with a powerful battery that can last for up to 7 hours. External storage of up to 8 GB is supported and there is a built in Wi-Fi for high speed connectivity using the Wi-Fi networks.
Classpad too will be launched online for general consumers but for students they can either go in for OTPC scheme i.e one tablet per child where in full payments are made by the parents or via the shared model where each child pays Rs. 100, the school owns the tablet which is shared with the all students.
This is all we know as of now, stay tuned of more details on the Classpad tablet.