Microsoft seeks to challenge Chromebooks’ lead in the education sector and today it has unveiled new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S-powered notebooks that start as low as $189. It has teamed up with its hardware partners to develop affordable Windows-powered notebooks aimed at the education sector. It has revealed the new machines at the annual Bett education show in London. The products include new 2-in-1s under $300 and notebooks priced under $200.


The Lenovo 100e is one such device. It’s powered by an Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor and starts at just $189. There’s also the Lenovo 300e which is an affordable 2-in-1 convertible PC with pen support for $279.

JP, one of Microsoft’s largest partners in emerging markets, has introduced two new devices as well. The include the Classmate Leap T303 laptop with Windows Hello for $199 and the Trigono V401 2-in-1 with pen and touch for $299. These devices join the HP ProBook x360 11 EE which has proven to be one of the best-selling 2-in-1 Windows devices in the education sector at $299.

Microsoft has also revealed that it’s going to release a new and free Chemistry Update for Minecraft: Education Edition this spring to enable teachers who are familiar with the game to engage students of all ages in this subject. Minecraft: Education Edition is already being used in classrooms in over 115 countries across the globe.

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