Microsoft Surface Laptop SE with 11.6-inch display, 16-hour battery life launched: price, specifications


  • Microsoft has launched a new affordable Surface laptop for schools
  • The Redmond-based company has also announced Windows 11 SE for educational purposes
  • The Surface Laptop SE and Windows 11 SE aim to take on Google’s Chrome OS and Chromebooks

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE has been launched. The Redmond-based tech giant announced the device at its Education event last night. The SE in the latest offering stands for ‘Student Edition’. 

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The Surface Laptop SE is Microsoft’s affordable Surface device to date and is aimed at schools and students. Alongside the laptop, Microsoft has also announced Window 11 SE, a more simplified version of Windows 11. Both the Windows 11 SE and Surface Laptop SE will compete against Google’s Chrome OS and Chromebooks offered by various laptop brands. 

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE specifications and features

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE

The Surface Laptop SE is ideal for school and educational purposes

The Microsoft Surface Laptop SE is a simple-looking device with an all-plastic chassis. It offers a 11.6-inch display bearing a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio screen. The device comes with a 1MP webcam with support for 720p video calling. It is equipped with 2W stereo speakers and a single digital microphone. 

In terms of hardware, Microsoft is offering the Surface Laptop SE in two configurations. Buyers get the option to choose between an Intel Celeron N4020 or N4120 processor paired with 4GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB eMMC storage. The device is equipped with Intel UHD graphics 600 onboard. The machine also comes with a TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security. 

Microsoft claims that the Surface Laptop SE is capable of delivering up to 16 hours of battery life on a single charge. Software-wise, it runs on Windows 11 SE and ships with Microsoft 365 for education. Connectivity options on the laptop include WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, one USB-C, and USB-A port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a barrel-type DC connector. 

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE pricing and availability

The Microsoft Surface Laptop SE carries a starting price tag of $249 (~Rs 18,463) and is offered in Glacier colour. Microsoft hasn’t revealed the exact availability date of its latest offering but it will go on sale in early 2022 in the US, UK, Canada, and Japan initially. 

Viraj Gawde

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