Microsoft has announced that the first low-cost Windows 10 S devices are now available for schools to purchase. Starting today, Microsoft says, schools can get their hands on the Lenovo N23 and N24 for $249 and $279, respectively (via Neowin).
These two are just the start, however. Microsoft also highlighted the following devices that will be coming soon with Windows 10 S on board:
- ASUS Vivobook W202 ($279 USD), available in the US
- Dell Latitude 3180 ($229 USD) and 3189 ($299), available in the US and Canada
- Fujitsu LIFEBOOK P727 ($999 USD), available in the US and Canada
- HP ProBook x360 11EE ($299 USD), available in the US, UK and Australia
Of course, the very first Windows 10 S device to hit the market was the Surface Laptop, which debuted in May. Its $999 price tag makes it out of reach for most school uses, however, which is where these low-cost Windows 10 S devices from other manufacturers come in.
It's also worth noting that Microsoft has provided an easy-to-use installer that allows schools to install and test Windows 10 S on eligible PCs that already have Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro Education, Windows 10 Education, or Windows 10 Enterprise installed. If you're an IT administrator, this is intended to be a handy way to test and provide feedback on Windows 10 S on a variety of devices in use at your school.
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