Microsoft & Dell Take On Chromebooks

Microsoft & Dell Take On Chromebooks

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new notebook known as the Surface laptop. While some expected it to compete with Google’s Chromebooks, the price tag is a whopping $999, much to high for this market. However, Microsoft and Dell have teamed up to make a run at the Chromebook market. Dell’s new $299 Lattitude 11 EDU laptop is similar to a Chromebook, but it is powered by a Microsoft operating system.

To be more specific, the device runs Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s new lightweight OS (also the default OS on the Surface Laptop). While its appears to be taking on Google’s Chrome OS, early reviews are reporting Windows 10 S is nearly identical to Windows 10 from a user experience perspective. This could be a good or a bad thing depending on your point of view.

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