Late last year, we wondered why Microsoft was seemingly wasting its time bashing Chromebooks
, the low-cost browser-based laptops that have barely registered in consumer sales figures. However, Fortune’s Michael Helft writes
that Chromebooks have the potential to give Microsoft
major headaches in one of its important markets: Schools. In particular, Helft says that his sons’ school district has started buying up Chromebooks instead of PCs and he says that they’re delivering some real advantages.