Microsoft is hosting the MicrosoftEDU event in New York on Tuesday, and the focus of the will be the education segment. To compete with Apple’s MacBook and Google’s Chromebook laptops, the Redmond, Washington-based company is expected to launch Surface Laptop.
But the big rumour is that Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 10 Cloud operating system, which will complement the new low-end education-focused Chromebook alternatives from Microsoft.
Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 10 Cloud OS, a scaled-down version of the regular Windows 10. According to earlier leaks, the Cloud OS is said to run applications from the Windows Store only. Seen as Google’s Chrome OS rival, the new OS by Microsoft should boot fast and be easy to manage while not compromising on battery life
Surface Laptop is expected to have 13.5-inch Pixel Sense display with 3.4 million pixels leaked online by Twitter user WalkingCat (@h0x0d). It will have a keyboard covered with Alcantara (the material used on Surface Pro 4’s Type Cover keyboard).
Microsoft is also expected to launch Windows 10 Cloud OS notebook, which is dubbed as CloudBook and is seen as rival to Google’s Chromebook.
Here are the live updates:
All anyone wanted was a MacBook Air with a Retina Display, and Microsoft gave it to ‘em. https://t.co/pGXmL4dQbi— nilay patel (@reckless) May 2, 2017
#Surface Laptop has the power run through the day, from class in the morning to an evening of Netflix with 14.5 hours of battery life
#Surface Laptop is designed for Windows 10 S
#Surface Laptop launched
Meet the new Surface Laptop. Performance made personal. pic.twitter.com/dk9BB0IPwL— Surface (@surface) May 2, 2017
#View 3D is getting an upgrade. With mixed reality, user will be able to view or capture 3D objects using PC
#Windows 10 S is ideal for the classroom, running rich apps like Office 365
#Windows 10 S launched
#Democratising educational opportunity must be inclusive of everyone, not just a select few: CEO Satyanadella
#Technology should make teachers’ lives simpler and spark students’ creativity, not distract from it: CEO Satyanadella
#Technology should help – not hinder – teachers' work in the classroom, says CEO Satyanadella
#CEO Satyanadella takes the stage at today's MicrosoftEDU event
#Microsoft event will begin at 7 PM (IST).