Panasonic’s Let’s Note laptops are pure Japanese business distilled into a brick

If you ever find yourself on a bullet train between, say, Tokyo and Osaka at 5.37pm on a Thursday afternoon, you’ll see a lot of dudes in suits with three things on the little fold-out table: a meticulously arranged bento box, a can of Suntory Premium Malts beer, and a Panasonic Let’s Note laptop.

Let’s Note laptops don’t look like much. Well, to be precise, they look like laptops from 2002. They have super boxy, inch-thick designs, squared-off screens, giant cooling vents, optical disc drives, VGA ports, and inexplicably circular trackpads. The line dates back to 1996, and hasn’t really changed much this millennium.

The range remains ubiquitous in Japan wherever there’s a need for portable computing, however, and Panasonic is putting a…

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Microsoft offers cheaper Surface laptops with lower specs

Microsoft wants to make it easier to buy into the Surface family. The company has begun offering a lower specced Laptop running Windows 10 S — Microsoft's take on Chrome OS — and an Intel Core m3 processor in the US. It'll set you back $ 799 versus…
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Microsoft unveils $200 Windows 10 laptops for schools

Microsoft is taking the fight to Chromebooks with a selection of new sub-$ 200 laptops and sub-$ 300 convertible PCs. They come with Windows 10 and are loaded with free software to aid in your studies. The Lenovo 100e will cost just $ 190 and is powered by an Intel Celeron (Apollo Lake). The company also has the 300e, a $ 280 convertible with pen support. The Trigono V401 convertible ($ 300) supports both touch and pen input while the Classmate Leap T303 laptop ($ 200) features the added security of Windows Hello. Lenovo 100e • Trigono V401 • Classmate Leap T303 You’re probably…

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Microsoft challenges Chromebooks with $189 Windows 10 laptops for schools

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $ 189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools.

Lenovo has created a $ 189 100e laptop. It’s based on Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake chips, so it’s a low-cost netbook essentially, designed for schools. Lenovo is also introducing its 300e, a 2-in-1 laptop with pen support, priced at $ 279. The new Lenovo devices are joined by two from JP, with a Windows Hello laptop priced at $ 199 and a pen and touch device at $ 299. All…

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Microsoft unveils cheap laptops and more tools for education

When it comes to the lucrative education market, Microsoft doesn't want to be left behind — especially when that Google's Chromebooks are increasingly popular with schools. Microsoft's big selling point this year? More cheap Windows 10 notebooks sta…
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