Kano, the educational startup known for creating computer kits to build your own for kids, partnered with Microsoft to create a DIY touchscreen laptop running Windows 10 S, a lightweight version of the operating system. Called Kano PC, the laptop reflects the design of a Surface PC, with an 11.6 "screen that attaches to the keyboard case, all about the Kano PC, from the transparent back that reveals the modular pieces of the computer, to the the included applications that encourage touch-ups with sound and touch are specifically designed for the 21st-century classroom.
Kano released the DIY computer kits earlier, but they were powered by Raspberry Pi 3s and the system itself This time, you can run Windows 10 completely (even if you're in Mode S, which limits you to just running Microsoft Store applications.) The touchscreen PC is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor 1.44 GHz, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage that can be updated with a microSD card There is an HDMI port, a headphone jack, microphone, 2 USB ports, in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth.
Children can learn how to assemble their computer through the instructions presented as a step-by-step storybook, and learn more from an application called "How do they work? computers ", which also teaches them how to code and create emoji with binary code. An educational edition of Minecraft will be included on the PC, along with other Microsoft applications such as Paint 3D and Microsoft Teams included.
Kano PC is available for pre-ordering on Kano.me for $ 299.99 USD. It will be launched in the US United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on October 21.