Monday in CE: Microsoft Starting a Price War to Ignite Chromebook Competition
The most seductive part of a Chromebook has always been its rock solid pricing. Occupying every tier from $99 to $1,099, the Chromebook can trade functionality, aesthetic, or performance for a really reasonable price.
Windows has had enough of that with plans to roll out $189 Windows 10 laptops for schools. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools.
Even if this isn't directly related to consumers, there is a good chance it will be soon. It could also be a semi-clever marketing move to build brand loyalty to Microsoft products.