Microsoft Ready to Take on Chromebook with Windows 10 Cloud

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Apr 24, 2017 11:41 AM EDT

Microsoft is back in the educational market with its latest Windows 10 variant. (Photo : Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Windows 10)

Microsoft will be challenging Chromebook platform of Google in the educational market. The Redmond-based company is expected to pursue its Windows 10 Cloud machine and affordable Surface device during its event on May 2.

According to Forbes, Microsoft will concentrate mainly on software, and how this can drag users into the Windows 10 Cloud machine, a new version of Windows 10. However, the company also takes the opportunity to launch its latest hardware that uses the cloud.

Microsoft is likely to release a low-cost Surface device in partner with Windows 10 Cloud machine. It may reserve its latest Surface hardware for more advanced tools. But with the latest released specifications of the new Windows 10 variant, it eventually changed its plan.

Meanwhile, according to Windows Central, Windows 10 Cloud machine will pack ten-hour battery life for a whole day use. The tool, likewise, includes twenty seconds from cold boot to login, and renew to login within two seconds. These are all similar to Chromebook benchmarks.

Furthermore, Windows 10 Cloud machine also includes the suggested lowest point of specifications. These are the quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a battery in spare of 40Whr as well as a rapid eMMC or SSD. On the other hand, the use of a pen or touch-enabled screen is noted as being optional.

All attentions are expected to be on Microsoft during its New York City event on May 2. Satya Nadella, who is the company's CEO might reveal a new drive in the educational market that initially directed on the United States.

Google is building a huge way into the K-12 education field with its cheap and simple designed Chromebooks. As a result, Microsoft is on the track of returning on the educational market after Windows RT fiasco. Windows 10 cloud is Microsoft's comeback program for the right level of audiences.

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