Microsoft showcased new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices from Lenovo and JP, the addition of new capabilities to its free Office 365 Education software, a new Chemistry update to Minecraft: Education Edition and new mixed reality and video curricula from partners like BBC Worldwide Learning, LEGO Education, PBS, NASA, and
Affordability is the top priority for many schools. Shrinking budgets can lead schools to choose devices with a stripped-down experience and a limited lifespan, unfortunately costing more over time and offering less to students.
(TOP: The Lenovo 300e, an affordable 2-in- 1 PC).
New Windows 10 devices won’t force schools to compromise on features, giving schools cutting-edge tools like touch, inking and 3D as well as free accessibility technology like Learning Tools, which improve reading comprehension by 10 percentile points for students of all abilities.
This week, building on the success of its expansive education device portfolio, Microsoft will show new 2-in-1s under $300 and notebooks under US $200. These new devices include:
Two new Lenovo devices to give schools great performance at a great price.
o The Lenovo 100e, a brand-new Intel Celeron Apollo Lake powered PC, starting at
o The Lenovo 300e, an affordable 2-in- 1 PC that comes with pen, starting at US $279.
Two new devices from JP, one of Microsoft’s largest partners in emerging markets.
o The Classmate Leap T303 laptop with Windows Hello, starting at US $199.
o The Trigono V401 2-in- 1 with pen and touch, starting at US $299.
These new devices join the HP ProBook x360 11 EE, which continues to be one of the best-selling 2-in-1 devices in education at just US $299 and the recently released HP Stream 11 Pro G4 EE PC starting at US $225. These devices are all spill-resistant and ruggedized to avoid accidental breakage, have long battery life to avoid charging wires all over the classroom, and have faster connectivity.
With Intune for Education, it’s easy to set up and manage Windows devices. With Microsoft 365 Education schools can get Microsoft’s complete software solution with free Office 365 Education and starting next month, with purchase of certain Microsoft 365 Education licenses, schools can also get free Professional Development to help train teachers on how to get the most from their new technology.