Just saw this on El Reg:
Microsoft offers cut-price Win 8 PCs and fondletops to UK schools
30% off Acer, Asus and RM PC's and tablets for students and teachers. Sounds like a bit or bribery to generate interest in an unloved OS to me. Are MS worried that schools, in the majority, would stick with Win 7? Or worse still actually consider Android/iOS devices?
Still, might be a good deal for some (shame about the brands).