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 hours
by dionicio on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 18:53 UTC in reply to "2 hours"
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This is an ages stupidity on Windows. Ask the nurses their nail paint, and mark both male&female connectors at the back of the damn printer/scanner/device.

Next time won't be 2 hours.

-"Who's kid you said had the admin pswd?

Edited 2018-01-23 18:56 UTC

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RE[2]: 2 hours
by CaptainN- on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 18:56 in reply to "RE: 2 hours"
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They didn't do anything wrong. The system just doesn't work well. One of the problems was that Windows had been updated the night before. They had restarted the machine, but they are unaware that with Windows, you have restart multiple times to silently finish the updates, and that it takes forever to run those updates. No user should be expected to understand the silent workings of Windows.

IT certainly deserves some blame - they tried two machines, and they were running two different versions of Windows. One was running Windows 7. None of this is the fault of the nurses, and it's entirely inappropriate to blame any of it on them.

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