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Windows 10 S: First sub-$300 notebooks out now, says Microsoft

Lenovo’s N23 cover using Windows 10 S costs about $250 and is accessible worldwide today.

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As partial of a back-to-school push, Microsoft has started offered a initial affordable third-party notebooks using a locked-down Windows 10 S.

Microsoft has announced accessibility of a Lenovo N23 and N24, that Lenovo unveiled in January. The N23 and N24 for Windows 10 S will cost $249 and $279, respectively, and are accessible worldwide today.

Windows 10 S is Microsoft’s answer to Google’s affordable and easy-to-manage ChromeOS-powered Chromebooks for a preparation sector.

So far, a usually device to boat with Windows 10 S pre-installed has been Microsoft’s possess $999 Surface Laptop, since this operation is labelled from $189 and up.

Windows 10 S inclination run a chronicle of Windows 10 Pro that can usually implement apps from a Windows Store and are singular to Microsoft’s Edge browser. Microsoft says this pattern will broach longer battery life, faster boot-up, and improved security, in further to government facilities for IT admins.

Microsoft has listed several other models with Windows 10 S pre-installed that will be accessible soon, including a Asus Vivobook W202, that will cost $279 and is for a US market.

The Dell Latitude 3180 and 3189 will cost $229 and $299, respectively, and will be accessible in a US and Canada.

The Fujitsu Lifebook P727 will cost $999 and is for a US and Canada. Fujitsu has a P727 Windows 10 for a enterprise, though a Windows 10 S indication has reduce specs, in line with a other Windows 10 S models, that scarcely all have 4GB of RAM and 64GB if storage and come with an 11.6-inch screen.

The HP ProBook x360 will cost $299 and be accessible in a US, a UK, and Australia.

Microsoft’s device page lists countless other models as “Coming shortly with Windows 10 S”, including a Acer TravelMate Spin B1 for $299, and several but prices including a Samsung Notebook M, a Toshiba Tecra C40-D, an Asus VivoBook Flip TP203, and Toshiba Portege X20W.

Microsoft yesterday also made Windows 10 S available for testing. This pierce is directed during IT administrators in schools to concede them to exam Windows 10 S on authorised Windows 10 devices.

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