Kno will start to ship pre-orders of its Kno tablets for students from tomorrow onwards. Now this isn’t a cheap device to purchase even off the shelf, considering the $899 price tag that will surely have parents feeling more than a little cautionary of the whole thing. What are the benefits of this tablet, parents will most probably ask? Well, it basically functions as a highly portable computer for reading textbooks and taking notes, although there isn’t any further data revealed concerning the number of tablets that have been ordered.
Being another tablet to a crowding market, it does make the man on the street wonder whether it is the same as Amazon’s Kindle or the iPad. Well, for starters, the main differentiation point would be its generous 14.1-inch display that can show off most textbook pages without having to force users to scroll down a page, making it easier on the eyes. Users can also annotate, highlight, and write in the margins, similar to what can be done to a normal textbook, but saving plenty of paper in the process (and your back from lugging around all those thick tomes!). If you’re a parent, would you consider getting the Kno tablet for your offspring who is about to leave the nest?