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[2]: I'm a bit off but...
by dionicio on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm a bit off but..."
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So many subtleties inducting lock-in. But Windows S is about Service. Cheap units are not worth the average geek pulling of hairs, an per-hour tariff.

As long as damage delimited to the stack, worst case amount to reinstall everything (even the BIOS) from the Store and pulling back the users' profiles from the profiles' "cloud". User initiated, Microsoft Managed...

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