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 grat on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 13:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Again?"
grat
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My kids all use chromebooks at school. I have 2 chromebooks at home and they get tons of use, my wife and kids use them exclusively.


So what happens when Google Alphabet decides ChromeOS is a failure, and changes their cloud to only support Fuscia?

What you're really saying is "My kids use Google Data Centers at school, via a cheap terminal"-- and implied, but not stated, is that Google uses your kids for market research and advertising opportunities.

That functionality will only exist as long as it makes Google money.

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