Lenovo's low-cost Windows 10 S convertible notebooks available now
Microsoft launched their Surface notebooks and the Windows 10 S in order to provide an alternative to Google’s Chromebooks that have been dominating the education market for some years now. Microsoft is now allowing OEMs to integrate the Windows 10 S with convertible notebooks of their own, through the “Back to School Live” program. Lenovo is the first to offer the low-cost N23 and N24 models. These will soon be joined by more models from Asus, Dell, Fujitsu and HP.
The new Lenovo notebooks share similar specs, the only differences being the more powerful Intel Celeron N3450 / N4200 CPU options, the pressure-sensitive pen and the slightly bigger and heavier chassis coming with the N24 model. These include:
• 1366 x 768 pixel IPS touchscreen display with 360-degree hinge
• Intel Celeron N3060 or N3160 processor
• 4GB of RAM
• 64GB of eMMC storage
• 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
• 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports
• HDMI and 3.5mm audio ports
• microSD card reader
• water-resistant keyboard
The N23 and N24 notebooks are designed for schools and business environments. Prices range from US$229 for the N23 and go up to $349 for the N24.