Microsoft has strong aspirations for empowering the education sector with the latest technology. In 2017, at the platform of British Educational Training and Technology Show (BETT), Microsoft had announced its new Windows 10 devices, new Office 365 features for the education sector, but 2019 BETT brings a lot more.
BETT is a global trade show that focuses on Information Technology in the education zone. By assembling the leading IT companies under one roof, it provides the education community with advanced technological tools for improving the learning process.
Microsoft is a worldwide partner of this show and has tremendously invested in the education with its Lenovo 100e, Intel Celeron Apollo Lake CPU and other devices.
This year, the trade show is scheduled from 23-26 January in London and in association with 800+ leading companies.
But what does Microsoft contribute this year?
Microsoft, in collaboration with its partners Acer, Dell and Lenovo showcased seven new Widows 10 laptops designed with the education community in mind. This list of new devices features:
- Lenovo 100e
- Lenovo 300e
- Lenovo 14w
- Acer TravelMate B1
- Acer TravelMate Spin B1
- Acer TravelMate B1-141
- and Dell Latitude 3300
With Windows 10 devices, schools can get the best prices without having to compromise on features like inking. Inking in particular has proven to increase student scores by as much as 38 percent, compared to only using a keyboard. These devices are also a great way to use our free accessibility technology like Learning Tools in Office 365, which has been shown to improve reading comprehension by 10 percentile points for students of all abilities.
These devices are a great education push by the Microsoft and its allies. With full optimization for Google apps, fast boot times, browser-based simplicity, excellent battery life, these are thin, rugged, spill proof and lightweight laptops. The price starts at $189. As you can see, these laptops provide the optimum performance at an economical rate. But, the list does not end here.
Priced at $289, Lenovo’s 300e 2-in-1 offers 10 hrs. battery, 11.6″ HD display, MediaTek MTK 8173C processor and MediaTek Integrated Graphics as well as a stylus that users can utilize for scrolling up and down the pages, exploring the web and jotting down their ideas.
With this new technology, Microsoft hopes to take learning to new levels and make it interesting for both students and teachers. Let us know what you think about these new devices. Do you plan to buy one of these laptops?
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