When Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, the company said its OEM partners will be bringing really cheap laptops starting at only $189. While Microsoft and its partners are yet to officially start selling an $189 laptop powered by Windows 10, a couple of Windows 10 S devices are already available for purchase from Lenovo — starting at $249. Today, Asus is kicking off its lineup of Windows 10 S laptop with a brand-new $279 device: the VivoBook W202.
Asus’ VivoBook W202 is a Windows 10 S laptop that includes the basic specs which will let students get most of their work done. The device includes an 11.6-inch HD display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front. Under the hood, Intel’s Celeron N3350 processor clocked at 1.1GHz is powering the device. In terms of the ports, you are getting two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, one HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack — which means it still has more ports than Microsoft’s $999 Windows 10 S device, the Surface Laptop.
Asus says the device will offer up to 11 hours of battery life, but that could obviously vary depending on your usage. The company is also planning to launch a variant of the device with Windows 10 Home at $299. That means you can effectively pay $20 extra and be able to install all kinds of apps on your device without any restrictions that are present on Windows 10 S.