At the UK Education and Teaching Equipment Show (BETT), Microsoft announced a series of announcements, including a number of PC products from partners. But what interested us most was two models that adopted Qualcomm’s newly announced SnapDragon 7c chipset in December — the $299 JP. IK Turn T101, and $575 Positivo Wise N1212S.
Jp. IK Turn T101 (Instagram via Neowin)
While Microsoft and Qualcomm promise to double the battery life of traditional Intel chipset-based PCs, these new devices also support 4G LTE connectivity.
There is no shortage of Intel PCs on the market, but consumers typically pay an extra $100 for 4G LTE functionality — a difference that’s already equivalent to 1/3 of the price of the Turn T101.
Finally, Microsoft said it would work with partners such as Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo to launch a new education PC that starts at just $219, but has not specified the exact model.
Two SnapDragon PCs are among the 14 new products. Seven other Intel processors are the latest, with performance improvements of about 46%.