As a part of its instructional announcement the day before today, Microsoft unveiled a brand new low cost Lenovo pc working Home windows 10 and priced to compete with Chromebooks in the school room marketplace. However, sarcastically, Lenovo itself used to be busy saying further new schooling notebooks, a few of which come with Chromebooks.
The software that Microsoft offered is the 300e, a 2-in-1 device that comes with pen strengthen for the Home windows model. Then again, Lenovo may be providing the 300e in a Chromebook version for a similar $279 beginning worth. The Chrome-running model lacks pen strengthen and will depend on a MediaTek MTK 8173C processor as a substitute of the Intel Apollo Lake CPUs that the Home windows 300e will send with.
Lenovo has a good inexpensive possibility within the 100e, which has a conventional clam-shell design, an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, and a $219 worth level whether or not you select the Home windows or Chromebook taste. The 500e is a Chromebook-only 2-in-1 that includes a Gorilla Glass display, pen strengthen with an built-in compartment to retailer the stylus, and as much as 8GB of RAM and 64GB of garage, albeit with a better beginning worth of $349.
Rounding out Lenovo’s new choices are pricier Home windows laptops with extra acquainted names. The newest variations of the ThinkPad 11e and 11e Yoga are thinner and lighter and pack higher battery existence than their predecessors. In addition they come with Intel’s newest N processors, and the Yoga convertible comes with a pen and built-in compartment just like the 500e. To maintain the drops and spills kids would possibly disclose the programs to, each were constructed to MIL-SPEC requirements for rugged building.
The ThinkPad 11e and 11e Yoga can be to be had subsequent month beginning at $429 and $499, respectively. The Home windows editions of the 100e and 300e send this month, whilst the Chrome 100e will send in March and the 300e Chromebook in February. The Chromebook 500e is to be had this month as neatly.