Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 laptops starting at $189

By : |January 24, 2018 0

Microsoft has unveiled four new laptops designed for students and schools. The new laptops, in collaboration with Lenovo and JP, are priced between $189 and $299.

First is the Lenovo 100e which is the cheapest laptop, priced at $189(Rs 12,100), powered by Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake processor, coupled with 2GB LPDDR4 RAM. The laptop sports an 11.6-inch HD (1366×768 pixels) antiglare display. The laptop also boasts a battery life of up to 10 hours and has a weight of 1.22 kg.

The Lenovo 300e is a 2-in-1 convertible device powered by Intel Pentium processor, coupled with a minimum of 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and a minimum of 16GB eMMC storage. The laptop sports an 11.6-inch HD (1366×768 pixels), 10-point multitouch display with Active Pen support. It boasts a battery life of up to 8 hours and is priced at $279 (roughly Rs. 17,800).

Microsoft added that JP, a manufacturing partner in emerging markets, has two new models for education customers. The Classmate Leap T303 will start at $199 and come with Windows Hello support, while the $299 Trigono V401 convertible will include pen and touch functionality.

In addition, Microsoft also announced that it would be extending free access to Microsoft Office 365 Education to teachers in 146 countries. New updates are all set to arrive next month, including  Teams for iOS and Android, interactive math calculators in OneNote, and dictation for the various programs in the Office 365 suite.

Microsoft has also announced that it will be going to release a new Chemistry update for Minecraft: Education Edition this springMinecraft: Education Edition is currently being used in classrooms in more than 115 countries globally. Microsoft is also planning several developments for STEM — including new curricula for Computer Science with Minecraft, and also bring Mixed Reality headsets.

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