Microsoft Windows 10 S introduced to take on Chrome OS, Windows 10 S PCs for Education starts at $189

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Microsoft today at its educational event introduced Windows 10 S operating system, a version of Windows 10 Pro that for education. Microsoft says that the OS has been streamlined for security and performance and the applications are delivered only via the Windows Store ensuring Microsoft-verified security and integrity.

Microsoft Edge is the default browser, which you can’t change. Additionally, the default search provider in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer cannot be changed.  The company says that this is because Edge is more secure than Chrome or Firefox. Windows Defender and all security features of Windows 10 are included. Microsoft says that Windows 10 S was inspired by students and teachers and it is the best Windows ever for schools.

By limiting apps to those in the Windows Store, Windows 10 S is ideal for people who have everything they need in the Windows Store and prefer the peace of mind that comes with removing the risk of downloading apps from other places.

Many hardware peripherals (such as printers) that work with Windows 10 today will work with Windows 10 S, but may have limited functionality, says Microsoft. “You can switch to Windows 10 Pro easily at any time through the Windows Store for an affordable price; payment is collected through the Windows Store, said the company. It costs $49 (Rs. 3140 approx.) to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

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Microsoft has partnered with Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba for a range of new Windows 10 S PCs for Education that includes HP Probook x360 11 G1 EE, Dell Latitude 11 3000 Series 3189 2-in-1, ASUS Vivobook W202, Acer Travel Mate Spin B1, Asus VivoBook Flip TP203, Asus VivoBook E201, Samsung Notebook M, Toshiba Altair ME+, Dell Latitude 3180, FUJITSU LIFEBOOK P727 and Toshiba Altair-R. Some of these were already released with Windows 10 Home or Pro.

These Windows 10 S touch PCs will be available starting at $189 in the coming months. Microsoft said that compatible apps and devices will continue to grow over time.

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