The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview
Dec 30, 2010, 21:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Almost every new tablet that has emerged in the iPad-dominated
market has essentially been a direct competitor to the iPad,
offering little, if any, basic usability advantages. It is for that
reason that the Kno tablet stands out from the crowd. This tablet
is being marketed to schools that are tired of dealing with the
yearly fiasco of selling, renting, or even giving away textbooks.
For many schools (both K-12 and higher education), the long-term
savings and technological advantage may far outweigh the initial
cost of the device.
"The Kno comes in two versions: one traditional-looking tablet
with a single color screen, and another with dual screens connected
together to allow the tablet to open like a book. The screen, at
14.1 inches, is much larger than an iPad or Samsung Galaxy S, but
that is most likely by design. It is, after all, intended for work,
not play. Nevertheless, the ability to play is there, as it is
fully web-connected for research or other browsing."