Microsoft is expected to unveil their all new CloudBook at their May 2 event which will be held in New York. Furthermore, rumors are floating around that this new device will run solely on a new version of Windows called Windows 10 Cloud.
If rumors prove to be true, the CloudBook will be both affordable and more secure because it will only be able to run apps that are found in the Windows Store. Concrete details regarding CloudBook specs haven’t surfaced yet, but it’s expected to be a mid-range device that will cost around $500 to $600 depending on whether you purchase one with a keyboard cover or not.
According to Jordan Novet, the CloudBook could be:
…something more robust than a Surface but not as fancy as a Surface Book.
Having peace of mind that your hardware and personal files/information are more secure against malware and other malicious attacks is always a good thing. However, some CloudBook users may potentially frown upon the inability to install non-store apps such as Google Chrome for example which is a popular browser of choice among many. Like with many things, finding a happy medium can sometimes be challenging and requires a bit of trial and error. For all we know, Microsoft might even possibly have already thought of alternative options and workarounds for such scenarios depending on user preferences. Of course without knowing all the facts yet we can only speculate about the specs, features, and functionality at this point.
Could the Microsoft CloudBook rival other popular devices such as the Chromebook? At this point only time will tell. In the meantime, you may also want to check out this article: 7 things you need to know about Windows 10 Cloud.
For those of you who cannot physically attend Microsoft’s May 2 event in New York, you can stream the event live which is scheduled to air at 9:30am EST.