Ergo have come up with a great tablet that can be used in education environments, with lots of nice features for teachers. The Ergo Hybrid is the first model in the new range of sleek, slim, Windows® 8 compatible Tablets.

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Unless you’ve been hiding in a cupboard somewhere, you might know that Windows 8 was launched on Friday 26th October 2012. Windows 8 is helping bring about a new era of technology both inside and outside of the classroom. Windows 8 has been re-imagined for learning and is optimised to bring learning to life, enabling students to consume, collaborate, and create in new and exciting ways.

Ergo are embracing Windows 8 with this new tablet that seems to meet the needs of teachers in the classroom. With a price of only £599 (+ VAT), it’s cost effective too.

There is a dock available (with keyboard and additional battery for £75), which enables teachers to be mobile and have more functionality if they need it. With a longer battery life as well, it means that teachers can use their tablets for a full working day without having to charge it.

The tablet has a large screen which provides easy access to programs, which is important for teachers to find apps quickly. There is full support for touch, mouse and keyboard, so teachers have a choice of how they want to work.

If you’re worried about your confidential information, the Ergo Hybrid table has enhanced security with Trusted Boot, so you can be sure that your data is secure.

Here is a more detailed spec of the tablet:

  • 11.6” LED Touch Panel (10-point touch)
  • Docking station with a full QWERTY keyboard
  • Intel Pentium 967 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64GB SSD
  • Integrated Wireless & Bluetooth
  • 1.3MP Front Camera / 2.0MP Back Camera
  • 2 x USB 2.0 / 1 x USB 3.0 Port / 1 x Mini-HDMI port 
  • Battery - up to 8 hours with docking station
  • Weight - 990g (with 3G)
  • Dimensions - 198mm (w) x 13.5mm (d) x 300mm (h)