Windows 10 S was Microsoft's latest attempt to distract teachers and students from the Google Chromebook. While the weaker version of the operating system was welcomed due to its very limited user experience and poor app store, Microsoft is now once again trying to be more open to third-party apps with a special edition of Windows 11 and it ships without the Microsoft Store. .
Microsoft is looking to challenge Google in the K-8 class with a special education edition focused on Windows 11, which it hopes will be popular with schools and students. This time around, the company is launching its portable device, the Surface Laptop SE.
Other OEMs like Lenovo and Acer have also listed their SE models, but this $249 Surface Laptop is Microsoft's realizing vision for Windows. 11 and training in terms of software and hardware. As expected, the device has minimal specs, including an Intel Celeron chip (dual-core or quad-core), 8.4GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB eMMC storage, and a flat-screen display. 13.6 inches with a resolution of 1366 at 768. .
Connectivity is enabled by Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm jack, 1x USB-A and USB-C cable, along with a dedicated power connector. There's also a 720p webcam and stereo speakers to aid online learning, while the Microsoft 365 suite with Word, OneDrive, and other utilities should test the hardware as much as possible. p>
Normal, the laptop is expected to be normal during use. Lasts up to 16 hours on a single charge. Microsoft also highlighted the Surface's high-quality typing experience at an affordable price, performance improvements to improve resources, and hardware repairability. According to the company, major components such as monitors, batteries, motherboards, and keyboards can be easily repaired on site. p>
Microsoft says Windows 11 SE is only available on low-cost laptops for use in schools and the company expects to provide more OEM models with different specifications and prices during the current year and into 2022. With lower demand for basic laptops, from It's interesting to see how (and whether) Microsoft's compression with Windows 11 SE and lower-cost hardware could influence this trend. p>
Microsoft is looking for Chromebooks with a lighter, cloud-focused version of Windows 11