HP and Acer commit laptops to Windows 10 S

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With the classroom-oriented Windows 10 S platform getting superstar treatment with Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, $999 can also come off as pretty steep, especially if the company even wants to take a little bit of the K-12 school share away from the Chromebook.

Fortunately, OEM answers are now coming from HP and Acer, taking earlier education-oriented Windows 10 releases and simply replacing the software with Windows 10 S.

The HP ProBook x360 Education Edition usually comes with Windows 10 Pro at $329, but is currently on sale at $299.99. The tough-duty laptop comes with an Intel Celeron CPU and 4GB of RAM to power an 11.6-inch display at 768p. There’s only 64GB of storage. Meanwhile, Acer is converting its TravelMate Spin B1 Convertible for Windows 10 S as well. It, too, has just as much memory, just as Intel a processor and just as big of a screen, though it’s now in full HD and has touch capacity. That one currently sells for $399.99.

We don’t have details on specific changes just yet, including pricing. We’re also wondering about the price to upgrade to regular Windows 10 — that is, if the Windows 10 S laptop with the upgrade license will cost more than what the regular version of the device would cost.

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.