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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 for schools

Technology 02 May 2017
Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 for schools

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 for schools

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Image caption Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella unveiled the new edition of Windows at an event in New York

Microsoft has unveiled an edition of its Windows 10 operating system designed to run on low-cost laptops.

Windows 10S promises stronger virus protection and better battery life, and will be available on PCs costing as little as $189 (£146).

Experts said the move was designed to help Microsoft compete better with Google in the global schools market.

The firm said the products would help it reach a greater number of schools.

Microsoft and Apple have long dominated the school computing market, but they have struggled with the recent rise of Google's low-cost Chromebooks, which come loaded with the Chrome operating system and generally cost less than $300 in the US.

According to consulting firm Futuresource, Google devices accounted for 58% of new sales to US schools in 2016 with Windows on 22% and Mac products on 19%.

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