Microsoft announced today that Surface Laptop SE is now available for schools to purchase through authorized Microsoft Surface resellers.
“Devices are more important than ever to the K-12 education experience, whether students need to participate in class remotely or in-person, complete digital homework or connect with educators to get support,” Microsoft senior director Michael Cowan writes in the announcement post. “Surface Laptop SE is our most affordable [PC] yet, a slim and sleek classic laptop with a new edition of Windows 11 streamlined for students in primary and secondary education.”
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Surface Laptop SE is a low-end laptop aimed at the K-12 education market and powered by the new Windows 11 SE, a stripped-down version of Microsoft’s flagship client platform. It starts at $249 and features an 11.6-inch 768p TFT display, a front-facing 720p HD camera, and stereo speakers. And it’s powered by an Intel Celeron N4020 or N4120 processor with Intel UHD Graphics 600, 4 or 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, and 64 or 128 GB of eMMC storage.
The big deal here, of course, is serviceability: Surface Laptop SE can be taken apart with minimal tools and customers can easily replace components like the keyboard, display, and battery. This video has more details.
Microsoft also announced a handful of third-party accessories for Surface Laptop SE, including Gumdrop cases and headsets, the JCPal keyboard protector, and the Kensington Lock. There is also a “range of mice, adapters, display cables and more” for Surface Laptop SE, Microsoft says.