Microsoft announces Windows 11 SE

Windows 11 SE
Windows 11 SE

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last month, Microsoft introduced its latest version of desktop OS Windows 11. Now the company has introduced Windows 11 SE that has been specially designed for students and schools. It will be shipped on low-cost laptops that are built for K-8 classrooms. Windows 11 SE looks to be a competitor of Google’s Chromebooks.

Previously, Microsoft tried Windows S Mode where it added restrictions to make the OS suitable for students and schools. But it couldn’t get success. With Windows 11 SE, the company is taking a different approach.

Windows 11 SE is optimized for Microsoft Edge, Office, and Microsoft’s cloud-based services. It is also not restricted to Microsoft apps. So, you can download apps like Zoom and Chrome. Apps will always launch in fullscreen mode. The company has also removed the multiple Snap Layouts in this edition.

Windows 11 SE also lacks the new Widgets section of Windows 11 because it could be. distraction for students. Edge has also been configured to accept Chrome extensions. The OS also takes documents’ backup to OneDrive by default.

The company claims that it spent nearly 18 months talking to teachers and students to get feedback. Windows 11 SE is the result of feedback the company received.

Windows 11 SE will be available on low-cost laptops that are made for schools. Acer, Asus, Dell, Dynabook, Fujitsu, HP, JK-IP, Lenovo, and Positivo will launch laptops running Windows 11 SE laptops in the coming months.

Microsoft also introduced Surface Laptop SE, running Windows 11 SE at $249. The base model of the device packs 11.6-inch display. Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage.

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