Tech

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE

Surface Laptop SE has been the first equipment announced for the new Windows 11 SE. A laptop under Microsoft’s own hardware brand, which does not come alone, since all its large OEM partners have also submitted their proposals.

We talked about it in the presentation of the operating system. Microsoft needed something specific to slow Google’s push with Chromebooks into the education system and here it is. The hardware line will sound quite familiar to you from the program started a decade ago with netbooks, because they are small laptops, simple and robust designs, basic performance and a very, very cheap price.

The big difference with the netbooks that started with Windows 7 are the great limitations that the special version of the operating system they use entails and that, as we have repeated, is absolutely dedicated to the education sector, although it must be said that any of them are you will be able to erase Windows 11 SE and install a license with the full version of Windows 11. It will be an irreversible action, because it will not be possible to return to SE. In addition, it will be difficult to find these equipment in the usual retailers because – in principle – they will only be sold in specific channels for education.

Surface Laptop SE

It is a laptop with 11.6 inch LCD screen and native HD resolution to offer 1366 x 768 pixels. Microsoft does away with the fantastic magnesium chassis that it uses in the rest of the Surface to save costs and opts for a reinforced polycarbonate.

Its hardware base is the responsibility of the processors Intel Celeron N4020 or N4120, both with integrated Intel HD 600 graphics. You can install 4 or 8 Gbytes of DDR4 RAM and for internal storage it will offer 64 or 128 Gbytes.

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 33

It will have USB type A, USB type C ports, 3.5 mm jack audio connector, 1MP webcam and 2W stereo speakers. Regarding the wireless connection for the Internet and peripherals, we find Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 . Its weight is limited to 1.1 kg and its price of $ 249 make it the cheapest of all of Microsoft’s own hardware line. A laptop as cheap as it is basic for the premiere of Windows 11 SE.

Other laptops with Windows 11 SE

The Surface Laptop SE doesn’t come alone. The big PC manufacturers have announced their own models with the new operating system, although some are missing, such as HP, a great specialist for the teaching sector. There is a bit of everything, because we see Intel and AMD hardware, some touch screens, convertible and 2-in-1 formats that are added to the classic laptops and others that bet on resistance and robustness.

In addition to using the special version of Windows, three common aspects in all of them are the small screens, the basic performance and fairly inexpensive price ranging from $ 249 to $ 379. It is likely that if this platform meets sales targets and becomes a real alternative to Chromebooks, other types of models will be marketed, perhaps with larger screen sizes and other types of hardware that provide greater performance. In any case, the objectives of Windows 11 SE and the offer that we are going to review is more than enough to start with. We go with a summary of specifications of all the announced models.

Acer TravelMate B3

  • 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display laptop
  • Intel Celeron processor with Intel HD graphics
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64GB eMMC storage
  • USB type C, Bluetooth 4.2
  • 1.4 kg weight
  • $ 279

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 35

Acer TravelMate Spin B3

  • Convertible with 11.6-inch multi-touch screen, FHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Stylus holder with a compartment for storage in your computer
  • Intel processor with Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64GB eMMC storage
  • USB type C, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Spill resistant keyboard
  • 5 megapixel webcam
  • Weight 1.51 kg
  • $ 329

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 37

ASUS BR1100C

  • Laptop with 11.6-inch screen and HD resolution for 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Intel Celeron N4500 with Intel UHD Graphics
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 64GB eMMC storage
  • MIL-STD-810H Certified for Military Strength
  • Ports USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A, HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm audio, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Anti-bacteria cover and spill-resistant keyboard
  • 720p webcam with privacy shutter
  • Optional 4G LTE support
  • 42 Wh battery
  • 1.36 kg weight
  • $ 249

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 39

ASUS BR1100F

  • Convertible with 11.6-inch touchscreen and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
  • Intel Celeron N4500 Processor with Intel UHD Graphics
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64GB eMMC storage
  • MIL-STD-810H Certified for Military Strength
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A, HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm audio, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Anti-bacteria cover and spill-resistant keyboard
  • 720p webcam with privacy shutter
  • 13 MP rear camera
  • Optional 4G LTE support
  • 1.40 kg weight
  • $ 349

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 41

Dell Latitude 3120

  • Laptop with 11.6-inch screen and HD resolution for 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Intel Jasper Lake processor
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 64GB eMMC storage
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm audio
  • 1MP webcam
  • WIFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1
  • 40 Wh battery
  • Drop resistant chassis
  • 1.36 kg weight
  • $ 249

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 43

Dell Latitude 3120 2-in-1

  • Convertible with 11.6-inch touchscreen and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
  • Dragontail Pro scratch resistant glass
  • Intel Jasper Lake processor
  • 4GB of single channel DDR4-2933 RAM
  • 64GB eMMC storage
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm audio
  • 1MP webcam
  • 5 megapixel rear camera
  • WIFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1
  • 40 Wh battery
  • 1.36 kg
  • $ 349

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 45

Dynabook E10-S

  • Laptop with 11.6-inch screen and HD resolution for 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Intel Celeron N4020 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 600
  • 4GB or 8GB DDR4 memory
  • 128GB eMMC storage
  • Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI ports, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A and Type C, headphone jack and microSD card reader
  • Stereo speakers and dual beamforming microphones
  • Spill resistant keyboard
  • 720p webcam
  • 45 Wh battery
  • 1.13 kg weight
  • 290 dollars

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 47

Lenovo 100w Gen 3

  • Laptop with 11.6-inch screen and HD resolution for 1366 x 768 pixels
  • AMD 3015e processor with Radeon graphics
  • 4GB DDR4-1600
  • 64GB eMMC storage
  • WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A and Type C ports, HDMI 1.4b, 3.5mm audio, microSD card reader
  • Spill resistant keyboard
  • 720p webcam
  • 47 Wh battery
  • 2.7 pounds
  • 269 ​​dollars

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 49

Lenovo 300w Gen 3

  • Convertible with 11.6-inch touchscreen, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and protection Corning Gorilla Glass
  • AES stylus stored in the computer
  • AMD 3015e processor with Radeon graphics
  • 4GB DDR4-1600 RAM
  • 64GB eMMC storage
  • 720p webcam with privacy shutter
  • Rear camera
  • Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1
  • Optional 4G LTE
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A and Type C ports, HDMI 1.4b, 3.5mm audio, microSD card reader
  • Spill resistant keyboard
  • 47 Wh battery
  • 1.31 kg weight
  • $ 329

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 51

Lenovo 14w Gen 2

  • Laptop with 14-inch screen and native resolution FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • AMD 3105e processor with Radeon graphics
  • Up to 8GB RAM
  • 64GB eMMC storage
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Webcam with privacy shutter
  • 1.45 kg weight
  • $ 379

Surface Laptop SE and a dozen other laptops with Windows 11 SE 53

All these laptops and convertibles pre-install Windows 11 SE and will be available for the Christmas campaign. Designed specifically to run on low-cost hardware and improve ease-of-use by school IT administrators, they come as Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Chrome OS.

As we said above, neither these computers nor Windows 11 SE will be available to the general public and will be distributed in specialized channels, for which Microsoft announces launch offers starting at $ 219. In all cases, you can remove the default system and install a license with the full version of Windows 11, although it is not really your goal and there are computers more prepared for the consumer market with better hardware for a little more investment.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *