Windows 10 S is a streamlined (or maybe stripped down) version of Windows that can only run third-party apps if they’re available from the Windows Store. The upshot is that you get tighter security and the possibility of better performance… and if you’re not happy with the available apps and features you can pay $50 to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

When Microsoft first introduced Windows 10 S, the company explained that it was designed with the education market in mind. But it’s not only for education. Today Microsoft is talking business… and among other things, the company is announcing 4 new Windows 10 S laptops that will be available in the coming months for $275 and up. They’re all designed for “Firstline workers” includes sales associates, customer services people, and others who are “the first point of contact between an organization and its customers.”

In other words, these are basically low-cost laptops designed for use in commercial environments.

Upcoming models include:

  • HP Stream 14 Pro coming in October for $275
  • Acer Aspire 1 14″ laptop coming in Q4, 2017 for $299
  • Acer Swift 1 13″ laptop coming in Q4, 2017 fror $349
  • Lenovo V330 14″ laptop coming in February, 2018 for $349

Microsoft describes all of these laptops as “ultraslim,” and says they’re designed for use with the new Microsoft 365 F1 enterprise plan that includes Office 365 apps and cloud features as well as additional security and management features.

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9 replies on “Microsoft announces 4 new Windows 10 S laptops, coming soon for $275 and up”

  1. I like computers with lower prices. My experience with Win 10 is pretty good.

    I find getting trailing edge technology is very affordable.

    I like trying different operating systems. The two I like to try is ReactOS and ArcaOS (updated version of OS/2 Warp). I think FreeDOS is a good operating system for those who like using DOS software.

  2. the problem is the current version softie, the social rejects that have been told they are l0sers and $uck there whole life, you know the ones that just silently stare into space in the face of any criticism,
    a tactic that served them well in the high school cafeteria (avoided getting a$$ kicked) . but now we have a huge tech company of them, the talent under sh!tbag senor $uck aka steven sinofsky, so there gonna plod along no matter what anyone says, it’s a way of life for these dewb$ and d0rks.
    believe me, the sun shines about 1 day in 5 for most of the year in Washington State, yet it’s always sunshine and smiles, everything is perfect @MS, they’ve found a home with fellow losers and they are gonna cling to it at cost. they have no Idea how pathetic they are, quality is not an issue,
    the goal at MS is be just nerdfamous, they have blogger/MVP self promoting clown in all the positions of power starting at the top with the guru of spew, S is for RT2/$hit,

    1. I had to think about it for a second, then I remembered AMD’s marketing department is quite possibly a bunch of 13 year olds.

    1. I really like the new Asus C101 (RK3399) chromebook, but if these have a Core celeron and IPS Full HD display I would like to install linux on this instead.

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