File photo: A sign marks the Microsoft office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA January 25, 2017. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)
Microsoft is scheduled to hold an event on 2 May in New York City, where it is expected to be about the future of Windows 10. But the star of the show may be new hardware designed in the education market.
Microsoft may reveal a hardware aimed at competing with Google’s Chromebooks, according to a report from The Verge, via Windows Central. Google’s Chromebooks have excelled in the education market — an area where Microsoft, the event is expected to focus on — largely due to their low cost and a high service life of the battery.
The Redmond, WA.-based company could not be reached for comment on this story.
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Microsoft devices traditionally consumes large amounts of power, but the company is working on a new power restriction, are currently being tested.
In the past few years, Google has upended Apple in education, which until recently, was the dominant computer maker for the schools.
Apple recently announced a low-cost 9.7-inch iPad, starting at € 329, which some believe is an attempt to make it more competitive with the Chromebook offer.