As you all know on Tuesday, Microsoft clearly stated that the new Windows 10 S, powering their new Surface Laptop, was designed specifically for the educational sector. Soon after that, the surprising fact is, Acer and HP have just announced their first notebook variants, running on the platform, Windows 10 S.
Both the companies have unveiled a cheaper version of their existing laptops, where the hardware build is the same, while on the software front, they are equipped with the advanced Window 10 S OS. Precisely, HP has launched ProBook x360 Education Edition and Acer has introduced TravelMate Spin B1. Let’s have a look on the features and the specification of these new laptops.
First let’s take a look on the ProBook x360 Education Edition; It’s sports an 11.6-inch display that renders 1336×768 pixels resolution. It is equipped with the Intel Celeron processor; holds 4GB of RAM; and 64GB internal storage. For the imaging duties, a dual camera system, using a 1080p HD camera is placed on the keyboard, to take videos, while in the tablet mode.
In addition, it supports a brief list of USB ports like, two USB 3.1 ports, one USB Type-C port, one HDMI 1.4b port, one AC power connector, and one 3.5mm audio jack. The HP tips that the battery can provide charge for up to 11 hours, which is enough for doing all the school activities and homework for a day.
Besides, the noteworthy points about it are, the device is military standard certified, i.e. it could withstand accidental drops considerably; and it can be rotated up to 360-degree to use it as a tablet.
On the other hand, in Acer’s TravelMate Spin B1, most of the HP’s specs are found to be similar, except a few upgrades. Correspondingly, it sports the same display size with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels; supports a list of connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.0, USB ports, dual-band Wi-Fi, GbE port, SD card reader; and a keyboard that is spill-resistant.
They are available in specific stores in the US and online websites, for purchase, where both the devices costs $299, which is pretty close to Rs. 19,200. The Dell and Asus are also prepping new educational laptops with the latest OS, for the US.