HCL MyEdu and HCL Me Tablet U

Benoy Jacob

Keeping pace with the edutainment features of latest tablets in the market, HCL has come out with its HCL MyEdu Tab 1 and a slightly relaxed version HCL ME Tablet U. HCL MyEdu has a 2 MP  front camera which is a significant addition to 0.3 MP camera of its sibling HCL ME Tablet U. ­­­Both these Tablets run on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, powered by a 1Gh processor.

HCL MyEdu Tab 1 focuses on the education and helps students to learn lesson according to their grasping capacity. The MyEdu tablet has a self assessment feature that lets the learner understand his advantages and disadvantages. If you are a parent, this device helps you to understand the overall progress of the child that is recorded after each stage of completion of the course. HCL tied a knot with the NCERT to develop an app consisting all the syllabus related books. The  tablet which is priced, Rs. 9,999 has resourced rich multimedia content on technical and professional skill along with assessments and other apps. A more advanced version of the tablet, MyEdu Tab K12 directly aim at K12 students. This particular version of the tab cost 11,499 including the device, content, memory card and the above mentioned NCERT books.

HCL ME Tablet U tablet share almost identical spec leaving behind the educational utility. This tablet is priced at Rs 7,999 and has 17 preloaded apps. The new HCL store allows the end user to install apps over the air from a repository of some 1000 and more apps. It also provides connectivity options such as USB full, USB mini. The 4GB internal memory is expandable upto 32 GB. Like the majority of other tablets in the budget level, what irks the customer is the lack of foresightedness to include SIM card and 3G. The USB full port opens up possibilities to connect to the 3G network through the external dongle. HCL offers a hand full of goodies worth Rs 3000.

HCL new launch is seen as a direct attack on Aakash Tablet and Micromax Funbook. HCL as a company with reputation in India expects to be in the driving seat of Indian tablets with its latest releases.