Microsoft developed Windows 11 SE
Microsoft developed Windows 11 SE

It looks like Microsoft is competing more directly with Chromebooks and is preparing to take its Chromebook competitive strategy to a new level with a new affordable laptop designed specifically for the education market.

The software giant is set to release an inexpensive Surface Laptop for the kindergarten and college market, especially the K-12, and a new version of Windows 11 called Windows 11 SE.

The design of this laptop is compatible with inexpensive educational laptops (such as the Lenovo 100W series or HP Stream).

This new laptop called Tenjin uses an all-plastic case. It is reported that the next Surface Laptop can also be called the Surface Laptop SE.

It could have an 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, an Intel N4120 Celeron processor and up to 8 GB of RAM.

This inexpensive laptop is designed for kids from kindergarten to high school and is as cheap as it gets.

It has a keyboard, a full-size trackpad, a USB-A port, a USB-C port, and a headphone jack.

Although Microsoft previously used the SE moniker in its version of Windows (Windows 98 SE), Windows 11 SE will not be the second version of Windows 11.

On the contrary, it is very similar to the S version of Windows 10, which was designed to make Chromebooks inexpensive competitors.

Microsoft is developing an affordable Surface Laptop

If this version of Windows 11 is targeting the education market. You may need to borrow some usability features from Chrome OS.

Over the years, the company has tried to compete with Chromebooks. But Windows still doesn't provide an easy way for teachers to wipe and reuse laptops in the classroom.

It is not clear when the company plans to release the new Surface Laptop or Windows 11 SE. The report did not include a date or a planned date for possible announcement or publication.

The company previously revealed the Surface Go with S mode, which serves the education market starting at $399 without the required keyboard for $99.

This Surface Laptop SE appears to be priced under $400. This is supposed to compete with Dell, Lenovo, and Hewlett-Packard, all of which have released similar Chromebooks.

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