Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 17:51 UTC

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools.

Lenovo has created a $189 100e laptop. It’s based on Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake chips, so it’s a low-cost netbook essentially, designed for schools. Lenovo is also introducing its 300e, a 2-in-1 laptop with pen support, priced at $279. The new Lenovo devices are joined by two from JP, with a Windows Hello laptop priced at $199 and a pen and touch device at $299. All four laptops will be targeted towards education, designed to convince schools not to switch to Chromebooks.

I'm not sure if these wil persuade schools away from Chromebooks, but assuming non-education customers can get them as well, they may be great little machines for running secondary operating systems on.

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Won't fly due to cost...
by TemporalBeing on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 20:42 UTC
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Sure it's $189 with Win10S; but Win10S is extremely limited so you're basically forced to either move to Linux (yeah!) or shell out more money for an upgrade to Windows which will likely require more resources than the device can support.

Reviewers will tell the real story here...whether or not they recommend upgrading the OS (highly likely unless paid off by Microsoft to say otherwise). SO in this vein, a good review by Thom or someone else here would be awesome to get.

But these aspects will make or break the devices.

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