The Microsoft unveiled the latest surface product the Surface laptop SE a K8 educational laptop, that takes directs aim at Google ChromeBooks dominance of the education Technology market. Surface laptop which will be released sometime early next year will sell for $249, and will only be available through education sales channels and so it won’t be something that can buy at retailer like Chrome Book.
The new Surface laptop will have less powerful specs than the main line featuring the 1366^768p and 11.6 inch display with the 720p front facing webcam and lowered powered Intel Celeron Processors and either 4GB or 8GB RAM. The heart of new surface Laptop SE is Windows 11 SE the more simplified Windows 11 OS environment for the young students.
The Apps that run in Windows 11 SE will automatically open in full screen mode and students can snap 2 apps side by side, so they can work on assignment while keeping the website open for reference purposes.
The Windows also let the school Administrators push out apps to the OS which will help ensure that all students have the tools, that they need for their classes. The Microsoft Apps will also work on Windows 11 SE without needing an internet connection.
The thing that makes the Chrome Books so ubiquitous in educational setting is their low cost and practicality. The Windows 11 is interesting feature is that it having lots of same apps like Microsoft office that students, will rely on they move onto high school or College or University and into the workforce after graduation.
The chrome books will always have a place in the educational market and it is the great news for the students and educators that, they now have choices beyond just Chrome OS and the resulting competition that should make both the Chrome OS and Windows 11 SE better Products as a result.