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Laptop manufacturers have hopped on the Chromebook bandwagon in a big way, offering a variety of Google-powered laptops. And the cheaper devices have quickly found a niche in the education sector, being an affordable option for students.
“This week at Bett, we’ll show new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices from Lenovo and JP, starting at just US$189, providing more options for schools who don’t want to compromise on Chromebooks,” read an excerpt of the release.
The cheapest device, the US$189 (US$219 outside USA) Lenovo 100e, will pack an Apollo Lake Celeron chip, an 11.6-inch 768p display, 2GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, USB 3.0 and HDMI.
Looking for a cheap convertible? Then Lenovo’s 300e is for you, coming in at US$279. This device will pack a touchscreen (obviously), Pentium chip, 4GB/8GB RAM and up to 128GB of storage.
Microsoft also announced two more cheaper devices from manufacturer JP, in the form of the US$199 Classmate Leap T303 laptop and the Trigono V401 2-in-1.
Taken together with Windows 10 S and it’s clear that Microsoft is attempting to thwart the march of Chromebooks. But Google hasn’t been idling either, bringing the Play Store and Android apps to Google-powered laptops.