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Acer partners with Intel on education software

Acer partners with Intel on education software

Intel Education Software to be bundled across Acer’s range of desktop, notebook and tablet devices.

Acer is including Intel Education Software (IES) with its consumer devices as part of a channel bundle.

The software is aimed at teaching students about problem solving, critical thinking, and digital literacy.

National education sales manager at Acer, Derek Walker, said the the bundle is a response to the evolution of schools.

“Schools now looking for a partner that can provide more of the solution that just the device, and we have responded,” he said.

The inclusion of IES with digital devices allows Acer to provide more "education focused" solutions schools may be looking for.

“Classroom management tools for teachers allows for greater efficiencies in the classroom in managing day activities like assignments, creating teams and attention management,” Walker said.

Education at the centre

Acer has already announced the bundle to its authorised education resellers, and Walker said a web based training session will be held to prepare partners.

The IES package consists of the Kno Textbooks e-Reader, SPARKvue for data analysis, ArtRage artwork program, and the Lab Camera and Media Camera applications.

McAfee AntiVirus is also included as part of the IES suite.

IES is already available on the TravelMate B113, X313 Ultrabook and the Iconia W510/W510P tablet, and Walker said there are plans to bring the software to the full line of educational products.

To simplify the process for channel partners, the software package can be pre-installed by Acer during manufacturing for an additional cost per unit.

Patrick Budmar covers consumer and enterprise technology breaking news for IDG Communications. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_budmar.

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