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: I'm a bit off but...
by calden on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 23:13 UTC in reply to "I'm a bit off but..."
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Though I agree, buying something like a Thinkpad X240 for around $350, with an i7, 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD and external battery slice would be the better buy for a lot more people.

I still wouldn't give up my new Samsung ChromeBook Pro that I bought opened-box from BestBuy for $480. It's running, ChromeOS, Android and Linux, even Windows 10 when I bring it up though the just awesome Citrix client. The Android apps that I use with it like; Word, VLC, Pinterest, Flipboard, Bamboo, Adobe apps (all of them), SketchBook, etc. Under Linux I'm running the full version of Office using the new version of Wine(awesome), as well as programming, Apache, PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl, MySQL, TomCAT, Java, C+, Android, etc.

I love everything about it, it's size, it's speed, it's display, it's battery life (which is longer than any other tablet I have ever owned), etc. Anyway who say's ChromeOS is useless has zero idea what they are talking about, period. There is absolutely nothing I can't do on this thing that a similar spec'd Windows or OSX machine could do. The input or the way you do something may be different, the desired output or outcome will be one hundred percent identical.

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