Students To Get Windows Devices For Under $300, Thanks To Microsoft’s $1 Billion Donation

Electronics devices have become a ‘must’ in education institution. Earlier we have seen many tech companies distributing electronic devices in education institutions. And now, Microsoft has decided to donate $1 billion to help students buy Windows devices for under $300.

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Technology plays a great role in revolutionizing education. The Ministry of Education of Singapore has spent more than $2.6 billion for announcing a master plan for technology in education institution. And now it seems like, Microsoft is walking on the same path. Last Monday, Microsoft announced that it’ll donate $1 billion to help students buy Windows devices for under $300.

Cameron Evans, national technology officer and chief technology officer of Microsoft Education, said in an interview, “As much technology as we’ve brought into schools in the last 30 years, there hasn’t been significant change.” He also mentioned that many schools have such students with whom schools have a big relation gap in terms of technological side.

It is to be noted here that last year White House announced a plan to ensure that 99 percent of students had access to high-speed Internet within the next five years. Now, with the support of Microsoft and its partners — a list that includes Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, and Toshiba — school districts will be able to source Windows-based hardware for their students at sharp discounts to what they otherwise might have paid.

Now it’s time to be seen, to what extend this attempt becomes successful.

Courtesy: CNET

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  1. Tsais

    calling that a “1 billion donation” is pretty heavy spin, guys!

    Its just Microsoft desperately trying to grow future market share, by getting students on their platform, to hopefully become life-time customers. This method has worked for them before, so it does make sense for Microsoft, but a “donation” its not. (unless you redefine the word donation to include all price drops, kick backs, targeted specials, co-marketing etc)

    Microsoft is probably aiming for extra goodwill and a tax benefit out of calling it a “donation” – typical sleazy corporate behavior.

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