Windows 10 S
As the lull in laptop sales continues, low-cost computing devices are gaining popularity. Low-end hardware powered by lightweight OS has been a boon for the budget-conscious education sector. They are cheaper, faster and easier to run. Google has been ruling the education space abroad with its Chrome OS that can be installed in low-cost laptops such as Chromebooks. According to Futuresource Consulting, in 2016, mobile devices running Google’s Chrome operating system accounted for 58 per cent of the US market for primary and secondary schools. Realising the potential in this segment, Microsoft has announced its new lightweight operating system, the Windows 10 S (the slim version of Windows 10).
The perception is that these devices require one to be online and offer limited storage. While this is true to an extent, they offer offline apps, too. Chromebook, for instance, is optimised for Google apps, including Google Docs, and Microsoft 10 S devices support Microsoft Office. You can also work on these in the offline mode. These devices can be relied on for basic usage – web