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 Earl C Pottinger on Wed 24th Jan 2018 02:02 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm a bit off but..."
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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:

Sorry, it was a Toshiba NB205.

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