Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 17:51 UTC
Windows

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 Kroc on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 18:35 UTC in reply to "I'm a bit off but..."
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

I paid £200 for a second-hand Lenovo X240, Core i5 4200U 1.6-2.3GHz. This is by and far away more powerful than the trash you could buy new for the same price.

*Never* buy the cheapest Windows laptop. It'll perform badly and within two years won't be fast enough to even function (All those Atom netbooks that couldn't even play YouTube videos fast enough...)

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RE[2]: I'm a bit off but...
by smashIt on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 19:12 in reply to "RE: I'm a bit off but..."
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

I paid £200 for a second-hand Lenovo X240, Core i5 4200U 1.6-2.3GHz. This is by and far away more powerful than the trash you could buy new for the same price.


I got my parents a used T420 for christmas.
For 130€ there is no new laptop that could even come close to it.

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RE[2]: I'm a bit off but...
by echo.ranger on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 20:57 in reply to "RE: I'm a bit off but..."
echo.ranger Member since:
2007-01-17

The lovely aspects of buying corporate off-lease equipment, I have to agree.

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RE[3]: I'm a bit off but...
by flanque on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 06:44 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm a bit off but..."
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

If only every corporate let you buy the old laptop. Would have snapped up that Macbook Air quick smart!

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RE[2]: I'm a bit off but...
by Earl C Pottinger on Wed 24th Jan 2018 02:02 in reply to "RE: I'm a bit off but..."
Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

I have an old Toshiba 405B, with Windows 7 it is very slow but works fine playing videos with the latest Haiku-OS installed on a small SSD.

The thing to remember is even the lowest power laptop is way more powerful than the original hardware that we use to run BeOS on.

Edited 2018-01-24 02:03 UTC

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Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

Sorry, it was a Toshiba NB205.

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