Bak USA Atlas hints at what Windows 10 S PCS will be like

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Although it comes running Windows 10 Pro, Bak USA’s new Atlas 2-in-1 laptop gives us our first hint of what kind of hardware we could expect with Windows 10 S laptops in the future. Aimed at the education market, much like Windows 10 S, the new convertible tablet is resistant to various kinds of wear and tear and packs a quad-core Intel Atom CPU.

Internally the Atlas comes with a quad-core Intel Atom CPU running at 1.92Ghz when boosted, paired up with 4GB of LPDDR3L memory. Base storage is 128GB of eMMC flash, with up to 64GB of additional storage space via a MicroSD card. We’re told that this offers a “major boost,” in speed and performance compared to the Atlas 12.

Battery life is said to last around eight hours, while the display is IPS and measures 11.6 inches diagonally, with a resolution of 1,366 x 768.

Bak claims that the new Atlas is dust, water, and drop-resistant, with a robust design. It also features a built-in handle for easy portability and an attached stylus for more refined inputs via the touch interface. The camera too can be rotated through 180 degrees, making it versatile for both front and rear-facing picture taking.

It also comes with a fingerprint reader and has two USB ports: one 2.0 Type-A and one 3.0 Type-C.

In line with its educational focus, the Atlas will also be available with a Steam Starter Kit. That doesn’t give it a bunch of games to play, but it will feature optional accessories such as a detachable microscope powered by LabCamera software. It also comes with ClapMotion, a program that makes it easy for students to create stop-motion movies by clapping their hands.

As standard, each Atlas will also come with Office 365, which includes full copies of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams.

“We believe the new Atlas is competitive with any other laptop dedicated to education currently on the market,” said Bak USA’s vice president of products, Christian Bak. While that statement doesn’t explicitly say so, that should mean that whatever other manufacturers offer sporting Microsoft’s newest iteration on Windows 10, the Atlas will match.


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