Microsoft is betting on its newest laptops to turn the tide again.
to take on the Mac Book Air, going with a traditional clamshell design and ditching the hybrid tablet-laptop format that built the Surface's name.
The Surface Laptop will sell for 9 in the US, matching Apple's price range.
On Windows 10 S, you'll only be able to run Microsoft's apps and can only install third-party apps from Microsoft's Windows store.
It takes a page from Google's Chrome OS, which school administrators flocked to for its simplicity.
Acer and HP are both offering cheaper options for schools that might not want to shell out $1,000 for the premium device.
The Acer Travelmate Spin B1 and HP Pro Book x360 11 Education Edition will both add Windows 10 S versions to their laptops, which are already available for $299.
The 13-inch laptop weighs less than a 13-inch Mac Book Pro at 2.76 pounds (1.25 kg) and comes with a touchscreen display and Surface Pen support.