Dynabook is launching its first small but sturdy laptop designed for use in classrooms. The Dynabook E10-S is a 2.5 pound notebook with an 11.6 inch display, a 180-degree hinge, and a case that features protective rubber bumpers and a spill-resistant keyboard.

Powered by a 6-watt Intel Celeron N4020 Gemini Lake Refresh processor, the Dynabook E10-S isn’t exactly a high-power computer. But it’s a relatively inexpensive one, with prices expected to start at $290.

The starting price gets you a laptop with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel non-touch display, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 720p webcam, dual microphones, stereo speakers, and Windows 10 Pro Education software.

Dynabook says other configurations will be available, but the only other option I see in the spec sheet is for a $330 model with identical specs, but a longer warranty (three years rather than one).

Both models measure 11.2″ x 7.8′ x 0.8″ and feature two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an HDMI port, a headset jack, and a microSD card reader. The laptop has a 45 Wh battery and supports WiFi 5 and Bluetooth.

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4 replies on “Dynabook E10-S is an 11.6 inch laptop for education for $290 and up”

  1. This is not even funny anymore, it is a scam. My sister bought basically the same thing (Toshiba Dynabook) for the same price in 2016 and it was outdated even then. Only difference is that it had a hard disk, but it had a DVD drive, 2c/4t CPU and 15″ screen.

    We have gotten to a point where computers can last a long time. I am typing this on a computer from 2014 and I still have no need to upgrade, because I didn’t buy outdated junk.

    “Education laptops” should be designed to last at least 10 years and be easily repairable and manufacturers should guarantee availability of the parts. You could then design a computer class curriculum, where high school children learn to repair these if needed. I went to computer classes for 8 years and we never opened a computer. It is infuriating how incompetent are those in charge of the education sector around the world.

  2. Meanwhile competing brands have already announced their Jasper Lake models. This one doesn’t have a MIL-SPEC rating either? (Also called MIL-STD, but that’s a more unfortunate choice of words.) That touchpad is just oddly off-centered, regardless of which way do we see it.

    @jay, education laptops with MIL-SPEC rating are supposed to be of solid build quality. Isn’t Acer supposed to the innovator when it comes to the budget category? Also the Jasper Lake chips (which this modes does not use) suppose to finally bring
    solid performance to budget/fanless laptops.

  3. Why is “education” made a synonym for underpowered and crappy? Or mass produced junk headed for tomorrow’s landfills.

    1. Schools have relatively strange budgeting systems. Many of them are quite low. Many others are almost zero until they get a grant which must be used right now and so they buy as many machines as they can so they will have some to replace ones which break. This results in schools having whatever they can get, whether that’s cheap machines with rubbish specs or whatever some company wants to give away at a loss in order to lock in the admins or users [cough Chromebooks cough iPads cough].

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