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Consumer Electronics Show: Kno your textbook tablet

January 8, 2011 |  5:30 pm

Students and teachers tired of notes and scribbles ruining their textbooks will probably be interested in a new tablet computer displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show that's designed to replace traditional paper-based learning materials.

The Kno tablet, which has dual or single screens, was designed to accommodate some 97% of traditional textbook formats. Students can write and draw virtually on the 14-inch vertical screens without leaving a trace of their work on the Kno's surface.

The result of a partnership with four leading textbook publishers, the Kno retails at $899 for the dual screen and $599 for the single screen. 

Kno's co-founder and CEO Babur Habib said that, with digital textbooks running 25% to 50% cheaper than traditional textbooks, students could expect to recoup their cash outlay on the Kno in about two years.


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