ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops are not powerful and flexible enough yet to be the PC for everyone, but for specific well-defined roles, they work pretty well.
At the British Education, Training and Technology Show (BETT) Microsoft announced two new low-cost laptops powered by the Snapdragon 7c processor, designed for use in educational settings.
The JP.IK Turn T101 will retail for only $299 while the Positivo Wise N1212S will sell for $575. Both include built-in 4G LTE connectivity and of course offer whole day battery life, both useful features in a school setting.
Microsoft is targetting underserviced and deprived areas, and also announced a partnership with JP.IK to bring their Community Learning Centers – solar-powered, pop-up schools – to more than 130 underserved areas around the world, giving students a truly connected digital learning experience.
Read more at Microsoft’s Education blog here.