Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop SE and a new version of Windows 11 designed especially for schools. Microsoft also announced its own Windows 11 SE computer, the Surface Laptop SE, which starts at $249 and will launch in early 2022.
- The Surface Laptop SE is Microsoft’s first computer designed for the K-8 education market running Windows 11 SE.
- It’s a simple, looking computer with plastic chassis, unlike the company’s fancy-looking computers in Microsoft’s Surface lineup.
- The notebook has an 11.6-inch screen, has the same keyboard and trackpad as Surface Laptop Go, a 720p front-facing camera for video calls, a USB-A and USB-C port, a barrel-type power connector, and an Intel Celeron processor (N4020 or 4120), 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage.
- Microsoft is claiming 16 hours of “typical” usage battery life, and unlike most other Surface devices that have a 3:2 aspect ratio, the Surface Laptop SE has a 16:9 aspect ratio display.
- The Windows 11 SE will only be available preloaded on new devices for the education market.
- The base-model Surface Laptop SE contains an 11.6-inch display, an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Microsoft is ensuring that the computers will only have one version of an app such as OneNote or PowerPoint installed, so students won’t have to choose.