With the introduction of the Surface SE, Microsoft is competing directly with Chromebooks. Priced at $ 249, it is the cheapest Microsoft Surface to target the student body.
The Surface SE laptop is sold exclusively to schools and students. this product It is part of Microsoft’s program for the student market, for which it has also introduced Windows 11 SE. The operating system will be similar to Chrome OS, which will be available on low-cost laptops.
The Surface Laptop SE has the same keyboard and trackpad as the Surface Laptop Go. The all-plastic body of this device hosts an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and is the first Surface to be launched in more than 7 years with a 16: 9 aspect ratio. In 2014, Microsoft switched to the 3: 2 aspect ratio with the Surface Pro 3.
Microsoft’s new laptop uses the Intel Celeron N4020 or N4120 processor and comes with 4 or 8 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of eMMC memory. The laptop has a 1-megapixel webcam with support for 720p video recording, which will meet the needs of the user for video calling.
The Surface SE has a USB-A port, a USB-C port, a DC power connector and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Therefore, Microsoft’s new product is the first Surface laptop to be offered without a Surface magnetic charging port. The Surface also supports attractive repairability capabilities and allows schools to replace the device’s display, battery, keyboard and even motherboard.
The company has spoken to school IT professionals over the past 18 months and found that repairability is one of the main problems facing schools with laptops. Microsoft now plans to offer replacement parts in its stores as well.
The Surface SE laptop will be available in the US, UK, Canada and Japan starting in early 2022 for $ 249.