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 653130
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Windows 10s crippled
by dionicio on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 16:39 UTC in reply to "Windows 10s crippled"
Member since:

"but they'll need to be specially packaged and listed in the Windows Store. "

Specially, buy not hardly: My favorite quick image manger at Windows Land:

Having to go through the freebies section of the Store is about CHEAP oversight on security (not even evolving compliance as in Apple and to some point in Android). Has to be this way because Microsoft is about Works' Paths (and habits).

Reply Parent Score: 2