Microsoft’s Answer to Chromebooks ➝

Romain Dillet, writing for TechCrunch:

Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS is called Windows 10 S. This new operating system is a streamlined and secured version of Windows 10. It runs sandboxed apps and doesn’t require expensive hardware.

And this is where Microsoft shines as it can talk with all major PC OEMs to convince them to build Windows 10 S devices. The company announced that Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung and Toshiba are all working on Windows 10 S devices.

These machines will start at $189 and will ship with a one-year subscription of Minecraft: Education Edition alongside free access to Office 365’s online apps for students and teachers.

The downside is, these devices won’t be shipping until sometime this summer. Many schools do their purchasing at the end of the school year — like, right now. And having to wait a few more months for these is a deal breaker.