Microsoft kills ‘Windows 10 S’, rebrands it to ‘S Mode’

Microsoft is trying something new with its newest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 S. It is killing the moniker and instead replacing it with ‘S Mode’. As observed by Thurrot.com website, Windows S Mode will be available on all versions of Windows.
Windows Home and Education users will get free upgrade from Home S to Home versions. However, Pro S users would need to pay $49 to get Windows 10 Pro. Also mentioned is that S Mode will include AV/Security apps.
It has been revealed that 60% of the Windows 10 S users chose to remain on the same OS version rather than upgrading it. Also mentioned is that most of the users who upgrade, do so within 24 hours of getting the device. If they don’t upgrade, the company adds that 83% of them stay on the same version forever.
The Redmond-based tech company is yet to give details on ‘S Mode’.
On the hardware front, Microsoft has just updated its line of Surface laptop and Surface Book 2 with new entry-level models.
The Microsoft Surface laptop, which came out in May last year alongside Windows 10 , had a starting price of $999. But now, the laptop can be purchased starting $799. The new variant sports Intel Core m3 processor along with Intel HD Graphics 615, 4GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage.
The Surface Book 2, which came out in October last year , has a new variant. This is also its 8th variant. The model previously had a base price of $1,499. Now, the new base model costs $1,199. It has the same specifications as the $1499 model but with reduced inbuilt storage of 128GB. Other specifications include Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM and Intel HD Graphics 620.
The Satya Nadella-led tech giant has also recently confirmed that it will be bringing the Surface Book 2 laptop to India.
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