This shouldn’t come as a surprise but the race to the bottom of the PC market seems never ending. Devindra Hardawar on Microsoft’s problem with Chromebooks:
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 starting at $189, and a Minecraft: Education Edition update focused on chemistry.
$189. The least expensive Mac notebook is the aging MacBook Air at $999.
It makes sense for the company to make Minecraft even more meaningful for educators. It’s a major title that Chromebooks can’t run (or at least, not unless you know a bit of Linux), and it’s something that plenty of kids are already interested in.
Minecraft is huge.