Microsoft seems to be eager to extend its Surface laptop lineup. According to reports, a new Surface Laptop is in the pipeline, with features indicating that Microsoft intends to develop the laptop just for students. The laptop is believed to be smaller than the existing Surface Laptop Go and will be Microsoft’s second effort to compete with mini-Chromebooks.
Microsoft has assigned device the codename ‘Tenjin,’ and it has an 11.6-inch display. The tiny display screen will most likely feature a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Microsoft would almost certainly add 8GB of RAM. It will also include an Intel Celeron N4120 processor. A full-sized keyboard and trackpad, a USB-A port, a USB-C port, a headphone jack, and a barrel-style charging connector are all included.
According to reports, Microsoft is prioritizing student use in a school context and wants it to be as inexpensive as possible. To do this, the company intends to use a completely plastic exterior. The device, codenamed Tenjin, would apparently come pre-installed with Windows 11 SE, a stripped-down version of Windows 11 optimised for deployment on low-end PCs intended for the education sector. Tenjin should be placed below the already low-spec variant Surface Laptop Go in the current Surface lineup. While there are a few sturdy educational laptops on the market, Microsoft’s most apparent opponent would be the Chromebook.
Some prior versions of Windows, such as Windows 98 SE, were given the “SE” moniker by Microsoft. However, unlike Windows 98 SE, Windows 11 SE is unlikely to stand for the second edition. Instead, Windows 11 SE is projected to be more similar to Windows 10’s S edition.
The specifics of Windows 11 SE are not yet available, but if it is to work similarly to ChromeOS, it must have highly useful features. There is also no word on whether Windows 11 SE will be limited to devices like the Surface Laptop SE or if PC makers like HP, Dell, and Asus will have their own versions, as they do with Chromebooks.