Acer and HP unveil their first Windows 10 S based education laptops

Microsoft announced Windows 10 S along with the new Surface Laptop yesterday at a special education event in New York. Right after the announcement, Acer and HP have announced new products running on the education focused OS.

Acer has announced the TravelMate Spin B1 while HP has the ProBook x360 eEducation Edition. Now technically both the laptops have already launched, but now they run on the new Windows 10 S operating system and are also cheaper.


The Acer TravelMate Spin B1 is a convertible notebook featuring an 11.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display which has a 360-degree hinge that can fold back completely. It is powered by an Intel Celeron processor paired with 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage as for connectivity there is dual-band 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, ethernet, 2 USB ports, a webcam and an SD card reader. While the keyboard is spill-resistant, it also comes with an active stylus that supports the Windows Ink technology. The laptop is priced at at $299 (Rs. 19,000 approx).


The HP ProBook x360 Education Edition is a rugged laptop a 11.6-inch HD (1336 x 768 pixels) display. It is powered by an Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB of RAM, and comes with 64 GB of onboard storage. It comes with military standard certification to withstand accidental spills and drops. Just like the offering by Acer, it has a 360-degree hinge that rotates completely into a tablet. It also has two 1080p capable cameras, one regular while the other lets users take video in tablet mode as well. There are two USB 3.1 ports, a USB Type-C port, one HDMI and a 3.5mm audio jack. The company claims a battery life of up to 11 hours of school activities and homework and of course it runs on Windows 10 S. This one will also retail at $299 ( Rs. 19,000 approx).

Published Date: May 03, 2017 06:19 pm | Updated Date: May 03, 2017 06:19 pm