Schools Can Now Order Windows 10 S PCs

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows 10 with 34 Comments

Schools Can Now Order Windows 10 S PCs

As part of a broader education initiative, Microsoft announced today that schools can now begin ordering third party PCs with Windows 10 S.

“In the coming months, our partners will introduce a number of many great devices for purchase, pre-installed with Windows 10 S,” a Microsoft representative told me. “The Lenovo N23 and N24 are available worldwide starting today.” Both devices cost under $300, Microsoft notes.

The third-party Windows 10 S-based PC offerings were overshadowed by the well-received Surface Laptop at Microsoft’s Education event back in May, and for good reason: These devices are all 11-inch low-end PCs and not in the same class as Surface Laptop. But on the flipside, they are also much less expensive and more likely to be adopted in schools.

The following Windows 10 S-based PCs will be available soon:

ASUS Vivobook W202. Available in the US, this device will cost $279.

Dell Latitude 3180/3189 Costing $229 and $299, respectively, this devices will ship in the US and Canada.

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK P727. Costing a sizable $999, this one will be available in the US and Canada.

HP ProBook x360 11EE. Available in the US, UK and Australia, this PC will cost $299.

Schools that would like to test Windows 10 S without buying new hardware can also do so on select existing PCs.

 

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