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These are 11 of the first Windows 11 SE laptops for K-8 education

Windows 11 SE is a new version of Windows that’s optimized for use in K-8 classroom settings. Designed to run on low-cost hardware and to be easy for school IT administrators to manage, it’s basically Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS. Laptops that will ship with Windows 11 SE have the kind of specs you’d typically […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop SE is a $250 notebook for education (designed to run Windows 11 SE)

As expected, Microsoft is introducing a new low-cost laptop designed for the kindergarten through 8th-grade education market. It’s an 11.6 inch thin and light notebook with the kind of specs you’d find from an entry-level Chromebook. But instead of Chrome OS, the Surface Laptop SE ships with Windows 11 SE, a new simplified version of Windows […]

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Cheap Surface Laptop with 11.6 inch screen and Windows 11 SE could be Microsoft’s answer to Chromebooks

Microsoft has been losing market share in the education space to cheap Chromebooks for years, but according to a new report from Windows Central, the company may have a new strategy for competing in the K-12 education space. Microsoft is allegedly developing a low-cost Surface laptop with the kind of specs you’d expect from a […]

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Lilbits: Epic v Google, Unisoc v the world, and Inking on the web

Epic Games filed lawsuits against Apple and Google last year, claiming their anti-competitive practices prevented companies like Epic from offering their own in-app stores or payment systems, among other things. Now new details are emerging as part of that lawsuit that shines more light on some of Google’s alleged steps to try to crush competition. […]

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CTL Chromebook NL72 with Intel Jasper Lake is up for pre-order for $289

The CTL Chromebook NL72 is a small rugged laptop designed for use in the classroom. It’s a 2.85 pound laptop with an 11.6 inch HD display, at least 4GB of RAM, and an Intel Jasper Lake processor. CTL is taking pre-orders for $289 for a model with an Intel Celeron N4500 dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM and […]

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Lenovo’s new laptops for education available with Intel or AMD, Windows or Chrome OS

Lenovo is updating its line of laptops for the education market with a bunch of new models that all feature ruggedized designs with reinforced ports and hinges, spill-resistant keyboards, rubber bumpers, and features including USB-C ports for charging and peripherals, HDMI ports for external displays, and physical webcam shutters for privacy. Select models are also […]

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Dynabook E10-S is an 11.6 inch laptop for education for $290 and up

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 […]

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Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Mageia 8, Oppo Find X3 Pro, and a modular electronic blocks kit for STEM education

Elecrow, the company behind the CrowPi educational laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi, have launched a new crowdfunding campaign for a more ambitious STEM education product called Crowbits. They’re sets of electronic modules including controllers, power supplies, input and output devices, and sensors. These blocks can be snapped together magnetically to create various projects including […]

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Acer Chromebook 511 with Snapdragon 7c chip coming this year

This week Google announced that 40 new Chrome OS devices are on the way this year, but the company didn’t provide details about specific brand names, models, or specs. But it looks like the company may have inadvertently confirmed that at least one model will be an Acer Chromebook 511 powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c […]

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Microsoft reveals 5 new budget laptops for education with optional 4G LTE (including the cheapest Windows on Snapdragon laptop to date)

As the BETT 2021 education conference kicks off (virtually), Microsoft has is announcing five new low-cost Windows laptops with 11.6 inch displays that will be available for education customers with prices starting as low as $185. All of the new laptops are also available with optional support for 4G LTE connectivity, and with a starting […]

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Acer introduces four new Chromebooks for education (with Intel, Qualcomm, and MediaTek chips)

Acer is introducing four new 11.6 inch Chromebooks designed for the education market, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some or all of these models make their way to the consumer space. The Acer Chromebook 511 will be one of the first Chromebooks powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor (along with the Acer Chromebook Spin […]