EW DELHI: Lenovo has joined hands with Convegenius, an educational technology company, to launch CG Slate tablet priced at Rs 8,499. The tablet will be sold exclusively on Flipkart. The e-commerce giant is also offering a Rs 1,000 early bird discount on the tablet.
The CG Slate, as described by the company, is an NCERT curriculum-mapped, self-learning tablet for kids. The device was previously only limited to Convegenius’ B2B clients, which are State Governments, NGOs and other learning centres. It has been mentioned that the tablet is centred around a ‘gamified’ approach to learning, meaning that kids would be gaining knowledge by playing games. As kids learn more, they receive points, which can be redeemed to watch cartoons, play games and more. Kids can also be able to choose toys, which can be later purchased by parents using cash backs linked to the child’s account.
The Lenovo-made CG Slate tablet runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box and features a 7-inch WSVGA IPS display with 1024×600 pixels. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT8127 processor, clubbed with 1GB RAM. Also included is an 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card up to 32GB.
On the camera front, the CG Slate tablet houses 2MP rear camera along with a 0.3MP front-facing camera. It is backed by a 3450mAh battery and weighs 105×9.3x189mm.
As per the company, the CG Slate tablet also has a mascot called Titu. The friendly character guides kids throughout the learning process, recommending content based on the kids’s learning needs.
“CG Slate is an affordable and comprehensive mobile learning solution, which uses the immense potential of gamification to personalise learning for kids, and supplements regular curricula taught in school with NCERT-mapped content. We are positive that CG Slate’s interactive lessons, games, videos and movies will enrich the overall learning experience of the young generation, and would be a real aid for parents,” said Jairaj Bhattacharya, MD, Convegenius Group during the launch of the tablet.