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Microsoft Launches Windows 11 SE to Combat Google Chromebooks

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Back in November, Microsoft’s introduced Windows 11 SE, a pared back version of its platform that is aiming to tackle Chrome OS in the education realm. Do be successful in that pursuit, the company needs hardware to back up the software. While the $249 Surface Laptop SE is one option, other OEMs are now getting behind Windows 11 SE.

Microsoft has published a Windows Blog postdx that details new Windows 11 SE hardware from OEM partners Dynabook, Acer, Dell, Asus, HP, Lenovo, and JP.IK. Each of these companies has provided an affordable and modestly spec’d device for the education-focused Windows.

Before getting into the devices, it is worth noting the goal of Windows 11 SE or indeed the hardware is not to impress. Or, to rephrase that, this hardware and software combo is not meant to wow you with specs. Instead, the “SE” journey Microsoft is promoting is about delivering usable and functional software/hardware at affordable prices.

It is an ethos that has allowed Google’s Chrome OS and Chromebook devices to thrive in education. Microsoft essentially wants a piece of that market. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the devices:

Windows 11 SE Hardware

  • Acer: The company has updated its TravelMate Spin B3, an existing laptop that has a 11.6-inch display and bumpers to absorb shock. It also has drainage for when a child inevitably spills their soda on the keyboard.
  • Asus: Is debuting the BR1100F laptop 2-in-1 with a 360-degree hinge and touchscreen 11-inch display. It also has a bumper and spill-accepting keyboard.
  • Dell: With a 11-inch screen, the Latitude 3120 laptop boasts quick charging up to 80 percent in an hour.
  • Dynabook: Toshiba to us old folks is putting Windows 11 SE onto its current E10 seris of laptops, which have 11.6-inch HD displays, Intel Celeron CPUs, and SSD drives.
  • HP: With a new ProBook Fortis G9 notebook, HP is bringing Windows 11 SE to a larger 14-inch panel with Intel Celeron running the show alongside 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD.

“Our partners are building a broad portfolio of Windows 11 SE devices that are now starting to become available globally,” says Nicole Dezen, corporate vice president of device partner sales at Microsoft. “There are many more Windows 11 SE devices coming this year, including releases from Fujitsu and Positivo.”

Tip of the day: Windows Power Throttling can net up to 11% more battery savings per charge with little negative impact. In some scenarios you might consider turning Power Throttling off for single apps that you want run with maximum performance. Our tutorial shows you various methods to manage Power Throttling.

Source  Winbuzzer

Juliana Luwoye

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