Microsoft’s launch event for the Surface Laptop surprised most of the participants. The theme of the event was education. When Microsoft introduced the Surface Laptop, the company focused more on their education system. They did the same for Windows 10 S. This event also centered more on college students than on high and middle scholars.
Despite the fact that education is an important subject, people are not typically expecting to see it when a laptop is presented. This is why the company did not focus on the Surface Laptop; they decided to put more accent on Windows 10 S and the education-friendly systems these offer. The systems start at the price of $189.
Although technology is important for classrooms throughout the US and the world, not many companies want to invest in it. This means that Microsoft doesn’t have many competitors in this sector. The only real threat for Microsoft is Chrome OS. Apart from the fact that Google’s operating system was built to be browser-based, Chrome OS was also designed as a great fit for students. Chrome OS automatically upgrades, and it doesn’t allow the installation of applications. It needs a digital signature before it changes anything.
All of the apps on Chrome OS remain restricted, and it has a locked-down operating system. This way, it is secure, and students are not able to break it. Chrome OS is run on inexpensive machines which means that they are accessible for students. Because Chrome OS is starting to make its mark on learning processes, children and young adults could no longer learn about extremely important topics like Windows and Office. Some are going to focus on Chrome and Google’s apps.
This is probably why Microsoft decided to put more accent on its education systems for Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptops. Windows S education systems also have a relatively small price. Those who would like to add pen support, shock-absorbing designs, and spill-resistant keyboards will pay around $300. Now, we’ll just have to wait and see how the education systems work on Windows 10 S.
What is your opinion about tech-assisted studying and classrooms? Do you think that it’s better for students to learn with the help of education systems like Chrome OS or Windows 10 S?
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