Microsoft donates $1 billion to help US schools buy PCs

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    Microsoft isn't just supporting White House's ConnectED education program by lowering the cost of Windows -- it's also giving schools the cash they'll need to buy Windows PCs. The company is donating $1 billion to make sure that students have the tech they'll need for both getting online and learning technology skills. The funding comes alongside a new device pricing program that should make the PCs more affordable -- to start with, it's offering sub-$300 systems from Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic and Toshiba.

    The company isn't shy about having a commercial incentive behind its generosity; its Education CTO, Cameron Evans, tells CNET that there's a hope that kids will become loyal Windows fans down the road.

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