New Tablet Design Announced For Guilford Co. Schools

Amplify announced a new tablet designed by Intel Education Monday.

Amplify said the collaboration with Intel Education will offer a more "ruggedized" tablet built for K-12 education.

Justin Hamilton, Senior Vice President for Amplify confirms to WFMY News 2 these are the tablets that will be used in Guilford County Schools.

The company says the new tablets will feature a durable design that can withstand drops and spills, a break-and-scratch screen made of Coming Gorilla Glass, an advanced Wi-Fi radio, and a tethered stylus.

The school district paid Amplify $3.2 million to provide tablets for its first year of the contract before it halted the program in October of 2013.

In February, Guilford County Schools announced the tablet program would return to schools and they would stick with Amplify.

In a news release, superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green said, "This is a good step forward, and represents an agreement that allows Guilford County Schools to restart our strategic plan's signature initiative, which is to have students personalize their learning through the use of technology tools."

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