Mircrosoft Surface Laptop With Cloud-Based Windows 10 Aims To Dethrone Google's Chromebook

By Charisse Mae Villanueva | Apr 25, 2017 11:24 AM EDT
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Microsoft plans to seize the education market from Google's Chromebooks by using a low-cost surface laptop counterpart. The laptop is rumored to use a tweaked Windows 10 that uses cloud services for its low-cost surface laptop, just like the ChromeOS.

Microsoft is trying to put their latest OS flagship, the Windows 10, almost everywhere these days. They're adding another possible market for their products and the target is no other than school institutions. Microsoft tailored a Windows 10 Cloud and it will be unveiled at a software event on May 2, as reported by The Verge. Additionally, the "Windows 10 Cloudbook" will have a decent specification for its price. It is rumored to have a Quad Core Celeron (or better) processor, 4GB of Memory and a decent 32 GB of storage. There will be a 64GB storage variation for the 64-bit version. The storage will be a fast eMMC or SSD. The battery will be larger than 40WHr.

Cheap laptops with cloud-based operating systems are common on educational institutions, specifically on K-12. That's where Google's Chromebook with its ChromeOS thrives. Microsoft's Surface Laptops packs a punch for a student's budget. While Microsft's Surface Laptops ranges from $799 to $1,499, Google's Chromebooks can be bought for as low as $179 up to $499. Apps from Chromebooks are almost free of charge while Microsoft has all software for everything, but is does not come free of charge.

The rumored "Windows Cloudbook" is rumored to be released in a Microsoft event that is code-named "Bespin", as reported by IE Technology. For the unaware, Bespin is the planet from Star Wars that hosts Cloud City, so see the clue there. Microsft's event will be "education-focused" and the rumors about Windows 10 Cloudbooks was first seen via leaked Microsft document. The event will be held in New York City.

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