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.

Permalink for comment 653126
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: I'm a bit off but...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 15:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I'm a bit off but..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:

There have been many studies that have shown that having computers in the classroom do not help in basic skills learning like math, science, reading comprehension, social studies, etc.

Not disputing that part of it.

However, the rest of your argument is just chock full of personal anecdotes of your learning experience. Some of which is just plainly wrong. As to how to prepare students for the modern workforce that will make heavy use of computers, leave that part up to educators in the field.

Reply Parent Score: 4