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[3]: I'm a bit off but...
by avgalen on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 10:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm a bit off but..."
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The first question to ask is does laptops actually help with education?

Research says not really.

Citation needed!

It is obvious that computers (laptops/tablets/my-first-sony) can help with education. My son is raised Japanese+Dutch an will go to a Dutch+English kindergarten. At that kindergarten there are also children that use computers to learn Dutch while my son is learning English with most other children from the teacher.
The computer cannot replace the teacher for everything all the time, but it can surely help with education. A computer is also far cheaper (1000 Euro for hardware+software+maintenance per year) than a teacher (60000 Euro per year).

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