Microsoft is jumping back into the classroom with its new Surface laptop, which will retail for $999. The 13″ laptop will come with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage.
St. Norbert College, a private Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in De Pere, Wisconsin, renovated its computer science center. The college has started a bring-your-own-computer to school program, which requires all students to bring a laptop to school, so the new lab has no desktop computers in it. 98% of its students were already bringing their own computers to school, so computers in the new lab were not needed.
The author of the article feels that keyboards have outlived their usefulness and limits students’ cognitive potential. When your handwriting is as poor as mine, though, a keyboard is a nice tool. Some of us also find writing with anything you have to hold in your hand a tiring and painful thing to have to do. I can see both sides of the argument though.
Checkout this website which compares eight Chromebooks.