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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RE[2]: I'm a bit off but...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm a bit off but..."
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Did you ever try buying laptops off lease?

I used to help source pcs for my school friends from various online off lease resellers.

They worked out pretty well. Would recommend to any school that wants Windows for some reason. Now, obviously no warentee or service plan existed. So that's not so great, but otherwise they worked out well as expected for windows pcs.

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