Microsoft aligns with lenovo to manufacture pocket friendly school laptops

23rd Jan 2018— Microsoft is keen on taking Google Chromebook and Apple’s iPad in the academic field. In a partnership with Lenovo, Microsoft aims to push Windows to every classroom. Previously, the two technology giants had launched four low cost running PCs with Windows 10 OS specially designed for the education-friendly purpose.

The cheapest laptop of Lenovo starts from AUD 236 with a feature of Intel Celeron Apollo Lake Processor, 32GB internal storage, 2GB memory, 1366×768 pixel screen and 11.6-inch screen size. The laptop line also consists of Classmate Leap T303, Trigono V401 with spill resistant, wi-fi, and long battery life.

As said by Mike Tholfsan, Principal Product Manager of Microsoft Education,

We really think these new devices are not giving some of the compromises you see with Chromebooks in education. They really give the full power of Windows, for things like Inking, 3D, and Minecraft.”

Microsoft intends to supply Office 365 package to school and universities teacher in 146 countries around the world. The software comprises of a learning tool for dictation, power point for recording lesson, teams for collaboration and one note for note taking. Schools will also be able to order the laptops with Windows 10S or with a standard version of OS which runs all the usual application or applications from Microsoft store.

Microsoft hopes to connect with iTunes for education device management.  By the end of the year, Microsoft is sure to be the number 1 seller in the academic sector.