Microsoft has unveiled a new Surface Laptop specifically designed for schoolchildren. It can be used in the classroom or online. Although the device will initially be only available in the USA, the concept behind it is very interesting.
Microsoft today announced a new initiative to support education. This is more than a device or service. It’s a complete package. Microsoft has worked hard on this initiative, but it won’t make a lot of money at first. The new SE series’ principle is slimmed-down hardware and slimmed down Windows 11. It also includes suitable apps for students. Microsoft offers a very competitive price for the new Surface Laptop SE.
Learning Becomes Easier
Recently, it was revealed that Microsoft is developing a Surface laptop for schoolchildren. The “Reimagine Event” provided an overview of Surface Laptop SE and Windows 11 SE . Windows 11 SE was designed for students from all grades, up to the age 14 years. You will find learning tools and learning aids that are child-friendly, such as improved comprehension of reading.
Device management tool
Microsoft makes it simple to manage computers in schools using a tool called Autopilot. The tools are also available offline. According to Microsoft, 16 million students in the USA don’t have internet access at all or very limited times. The Microsoft 365 licence includes Microsoft Office applications that can be used offline.
Working Offline Easier
These files are saved offline in OneDrive until you reconnect to the internet. Windows 11 SE will then automatically sync the offline changes.
Surface Laptop SE, the most affordable Surface PC from Microsoft, is available at $249. The Surface Laptop SE has a 11.6-inch screen and 720p HD cameras. It also features stereo speakers. Microsoft claims it has tweaked the system including the UEFI Code to increase battery life. The device can be used for up to 16 hours before needing to recharge. The devices should also be easy to open and fix yourself.
Other Windows 11 SE devices were also announced by Acer, Asus and Dell. They all cost between $249 to $349. All new computers are only available to educational institutions. The group has so far not stated whether laptops for students should be made available outside of the USA.
Surface Laptop SE Specifications
- Windows 11 SE
- Dimensions: 11.17×7.6x 0.70in
- Weighing: 1112g
- Housing: All-plastic housing, unpainted
- Physical buttons: Volume and power buttons are located on the keyboard
- Display resolution 11.6 inches TFT: 1366×768 pixels (135 PSI)
- Aspect ratio 16: 9.
- CPU: Intel Celeron Processor N4120; Intel Celeron Processor NR4020
- Graphics card: Intel UHD Graphics 600
- Memory: 4GB or 8GB DDR4
- 64 GB embedded MultiMedia Card (eMMC), or 128GB
- Security: TPM firmware
- Wi-Fi: 802.11ac (2×2) and Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 LE
- Battery life: up to 16 hours
- 1MP front camera, up to 720p and 30fps video
- Connectors: 1x USB A, 1x USB C, 1x USB-C, and 1x 3.5mm microphone / headphone connection