Microsoft introduces $250 Surface Laptop SE and Windows 11 SE for Education

Microsoft has introduced Windows 11 SE, a  cloud-first edition of Windows 11, designed to meet the special needs of K-8 education. It is optimized to deliver great education experiences on low-cost devices, removing distractions, so students stay focused.

Additionally, only IT administrators can install apps on Windows 11 SE computers, which gives enhanced control to IT managers, so devices perform well all year. Microsoft also has Windows 11 Pro Education that allows students and other end users install apps on their device, but this doesn’t support it.

Surface Laptop SE

Along with this, the company has also introduced new Surface Laptop SE, custom-built for students. It has an 11.6-inch screen, front-facing 720p HD camera, stereo speakers and promises up to 16 hours of battery life with typical use.

Microsoft says that vital components like the display, battery, keyboard—even the motherboard—can be easily repaired on-site, saving time and money for IT admins and schools.

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE specifications

  • 11.6-inch (1366 x 768 pixels) 16:9 135 PPI TFT LCD screen
  • Dual-Core Intel Celeron Processor N4020 / Quad-Core Intel Celeron Processor N4120 with Intel UHD Graphics 600
  • 4GB or 8GB DDR4 RAM, 64GB or 128GB eMMC
  • TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Windows 11 SE, Microsoft 365 for Education
  • 1MP Front facing camera with up to 720p 30fps video
  • 3.5 mm Headphone/Mic Jack, 2W Stereo Speakers, Single digital microphone
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11ac (2×2) Bluetooth 5.0 LE, 1 x USB-C, 1 x USB-A, 1 x Barrel type DC connector,
  • Dimensions: 283.70 x 193.05 x 17.85mm; Weight: 1,112.4g
  • Up to 16 hours of typical device usage

The Microsoft Surface Laptop SE starts at $249.99 (Rs. 18,565 approx.) and will be available through authorized Surface Education resellers later this year.

Acer, ASUS, Dell, Dynabook, Fujitsu, HP, JP-IK, Lenovo, and Positivo powered by Intel and AMD will also introduce Windows 11 SE devices soon.

This expanded portfolio complements our current Windows 11 devices for learning, providing even more choices for schools to have the tools, insights, and controls they need to deliver optimal learning experiences, at a price that broadens access to Microsoft performance, security, and reliability. We expect the majority of devices to be available for ordering through education channels later this year and into 2022, aligned with the education buying season.

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