Bak USA's Atlas 12 notebook is now available in Microsoft retail stores

Bak USA, which makes PC products in Buffalo, New York, has announced that its Windows 10-powered Atlas 12 2-in-1 notebook is now on sale at Microsoft's retail stores for $399.

The company first announced a partnership with Microsoft earlier this year to assemble a Windows 10 device at its Buffalo offices, and now the fruit of that labor is ready for its public debut. Bak USA's press release states that the notebook's primary market is for education customers in K-12 schools:

"Our vision is to make high-quality technologies accessible to everyone, especially students," said Bak USA Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder Christian Bak. "Today we're another step closer to making that dream a reality. As we continue to work with Microsoft, we increase our capacity to build high-quality technologies, celebrate American standards of manufacturing, and make a meaningful impact on education."

As far as specs are concerned, the Atlas 12 has an 11.6-inch touchscreen display, with a hinge that allows the screen to flip over and become a tablet. It has an Intel Intel Celeron N3010 processor, 4GB of RAM, and options for either 128GB or 256GB SSD storage. The 2-in-1 has also been made to withstand the amount of stress from students using it in a classroom:

With shock-resistant foam insulation, two interior layers of double-injected hard plastic protection, and a round rubber bumper, the Atlas 12 is tough enough for any classroom.

The Atlas 12 also comes with a rotating 180-degree camera, along with a stylus, a detachable microscope, and a built-in handle.

John Callaham