CloudBook arrives, Microsoft's answer to Google's Chromebooks

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Pau Monfort

With the computer market recovering slightly from the past, an increasing number of manufacturers are trying to enter the market with the hope of being able to carve out a "place in the sun". Microsoft, for some years now in the sector with the Surface Book, hopes instead to be able to conquer new slices of users and is preparing to present a new laptop.

According to the usual well-informed, in fact, the Redmond house would be preparing an event to launch the CloudBook, an inexpensive notebook designed for students, schools and those looking for devices suitable for web browsing, editing and creating text documents and spreadsheets. In short, a laptop not suitable for gaming and computer graphics, but which could have more market than you think. Just take a look at the world of Chromebooks, cheap computers with Chrome OS on board: Even if they don't come with very advanced features, these lower-middle-range devices have taken the place of Windows in the hearts of many users.

Microsoft CloudBook, presentation date, features, price

We still don't know much about the technical specifications of the CloudBook, although many analysts think that it may inherit some of the components of the Surface Pro. The most interesting feature, however, should be represented by the operating system: the CloudBook will mount Windows 10 Cloud, a revised and adapted version of the Microsoft OS that should only allow the installation of certified applications and software and, above all, not excessively heavy.

As for the cost, however, a list price of less than 500 euros is assumed: with many Chromebooks below this threshold and the new iPad priced around 400 euros, the next cheap Windows 10 notebook would risk being automatically cut out. from the market. The wait, however, will not last forever: the presentation of the CloudBook is set for the next 2 Maggio 2017 in New York: by that date we will know everything about the rival Chromebook from Microsoft.

CloudBook arrives, Microsoft's answer to Google's Chromebooks

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