As Microsoft’s latest attempt to take on Google’s Chrome OS, Windows 11 SE has been released targeting entry-level users – students and educators. It is optimised for Microsoft apps including the Office suite and Edge browser. The users can also get third-party apps including Zoom and Chrome.
Windows SE 11 has been specifically designed for students after taking feedback from teachers and school IT admins.
Features of Windows SE 11
- It brings a “distraction-free” environment for students where they are not allowed to install any thrid-party apps
- Chrome and Zoom are among the initial apps available for Windows 11 SE
- Microsoft Office apps including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and OneDrive are also available for offline usage on Windows 11 SE devices.
Surface Laptop SE price, availability
Surface Laptop SE price starts at $249 (roughly Rs. 18,500) for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration. The laptop also comes in an 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant that is priced at $329 (roughly Rs. 24,400), reports The Verge. Both options will be available through education channels in the US, UK, Canada, and Japan starting early 2022.
Aside from the Surface Laptop SE, PC manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Dynabook, Fujitsu, HP, JP-IK, Lenovo, and Positivo are bringing their Windows 11 SE models later this year and into 2022.
The Surface Laptop SE runs on Windows 11 SE out-of-the-box and features an 11.6-inch display with a 1,366×768 pixels resolution that brings a 16:9 aspect ratio. The laptop is powered by an Intel Celeron N4020 or N4120 processor, along with Intel UHD Graphics 600, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage. It comes with a 720p webcam for video chats.
Connectivity-wise, the Surface Laptop SE houses a single USB-A port — alongside a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The laptop also has stereo speakers and is rated to deliver up to 16 hours of battery life on a single charge.