Microsoft unveils 4 new budget laptops
Earlier this week, Redmond technology giant Microsoft unveiled four new school-focused, Windows-run 10 laptops. Furthermore, they also made their plans on offering free and unlimited access to Office 365 Education, official. As per their announcement, the entrance to Office 365 Education will be provided to school teachers in about 146 countries all over the globe.
The platform equips itself with numerous developments for STEM – including new curricula for Computer Science with Minecraft along with several other partnerships that Microsoft inked for Mixed Reality (headsets). There’s also a Chemistry update which is scheduled to arrive in the system.
Coming to the launch of laptops, Microsoft unveiled four new models, out of which two belong to Lenovo and the other two are developed by JP. According to a report published by Gadgets 360, Lenovo decided to take a budget-oriented approach by taking the wraps off the $189 100e laptop, which comes powered by the Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor.
On the storage front, the device packs 2GB of RAM. The laptop features an 11.6-inch HD display with 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution. The computer is said to boast a battery life of over 10 hours on single charge. Apart from this, Lenovo also unveiled the 300e 2-in-1 convertible PC which is powered by an Intel Pentium processor. On the storage front, the device packs 4GB of RAM along with 16GB of inbuilt memory. The laptop sports 11.6-inch HD display with 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution and an Active Pen display technology.
Coming to the two laptops launched as a part of the Microsoft Education range from JP, the Classmate Leak T303 and the Trigono are available for a starting price of $199 and $299 respectively. The former comes with an extended support for Windows Hello software while the latter comes with an extended support for Pen and Touch support.