Windows 11 SE

Windows 10X should actually be Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Chrome OS, which is especially popular in the US education sector. However, as it is known, the company has discontinued 10X and has largely integrated the functionality into Windows 11. Now the software giant from Redmond in the US state of Washington is making angry rumors come true and is daring a new project: Windows 11 SE is a light version of Windows 11, which again closes the cycle.

Windows 11 SE: Restricted Functions

Like Microsoft in a file advertisement He writes, Windows 11 SE – like ChromeOS – was developed as a “cloud-first” operating system. It is aimed at pupils in the so-called K-8 years – this in the US means schoolchildren between the ages of 5 and 14. The stripped-down operating system focuses on cloud functionality and pre-installed software like the Edge browser, but also supports third-party apps like Zoom and Chrome. In addition, all Microsoft Office tools are available locally and can be used under a Microsoft 365 license. Unlike regular Windows 11, programs only work in full screen or in split screen mode with two applications side by side – this reminds us of the failure of Windows 8. Other Windows functions – Like tools – also missing. Nothing should distract the target group from learning. More details can be found at Microsoft Education Sites.

Introducing Surface Laptop SE

Windows 11 SE is not available separately, but only the installer works on entry-level devices. Microsoft introduced the Surface Laptop SE to match the new OS version out loud Windows Blog Available from $249 (equivalent to about €215) – but initially only in the USA. Acer, Asus, Dell, Dynabook, Fujitsu, HP, JK-IP, Lenovo and Positivo also want to take out SE devices with Intel and AMD processors. According to Microsoft, a large portion of it should be in stores by the end of 2021, and more within the next year.


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