Surface Laptop SE: Microsoft Launches Its Own Low-Performance Laptop for Schools

After the rumors of a few days ago, finally Microsoft enters the market of educational devices with the new Surface Laptop SE. With it, the company wants to compete against Chromebook and school iPad, using the $249 as the main weapon.

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE Datasheet

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE (2021)
ChipIntel Celeron N4020 or N4120
RAM4 or 8 GB
Storage64 or 128 GB of eMMC storage
Screen11.6-inch LCD, with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution (16: 9 aspect)
Webcam1MP, 720p video
Connectivity1 USB-A, 1 USB-C, charging via classic DC port (not magnetic), 3.5mm headphone jack
Autonomy16 hours in “typical use”

Microsoft has skimped as much as possible so that this computer can be sold for less than $250: its casing is made of plastic, the charging connector is the typical classic cylindrical port and its connectivity is very limited.

The keyboard is the same size and layout as the Surface Go 3, albeit in a hard case. The webcam is not the most defined in the world, although it will cover the basic needs of any lecture that needs to be done in a classroom. There’s no weight or thickness data, but the 11.6-inch screen should allow it to have some portability.

What we do know from Microsoft is that the company will distribute components separately from the computers, so schools can save on sending the devices to a repair center. The Surface Laptop SE is designed to make these repairs uncomplicated.

Of course, the computer comes with the new Windows 11 SE pre-installed. The system has been unveiled alongside the Surface Laptop SE forming an educational combo that will try to stand up to Chromebooks and ChromeOS and has been custom designed to work at a good pace despite the laptop’s basic specs.

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The Surface Laptop SE will be distributed to educational centers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Japan from the beginning of 2022. it is expected to eventually reach more countries, logistical crisis through. Recall that the computer will not be sold to the public, but will be sold at the enterprise level to schools.

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