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[3]: Again?
by benoitb on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 08:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Again?"
benoitb
Member since:
2010-06-29

What are they using the Chromebooks for ?

When I was studying engineering I would be running compilers, Matlab, SolidEdge which I think are not yet available on ChromeOS ?

Before that I didn't really need a laptop for studies in high school.

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RE[4]: Again?
by jpkx1984 on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 08:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Again?"
jpkx1984 Member since:
2015-01-06

I use my chromebook for software development when out of office. Typically, I log into my desktop machine but if you really want to, it is possible to run "traditional" software directly - ChromeOS is a Linux with Chrome as its UI. When you turn on the developer mode, you gain access to a full terminal (ctrl+alt+t). With a script you may install Debian or Ubuntu userland, including the X server and run compilers, engineering tools etc.

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