Microsoft plans to launch a low-cost Surface laptop for education

Microsoft is planning to develop another computer laptop Surface aimed at the education market by executing a ‘lite’ version of Windows 11.

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According to reports, Microsoft is planning to develop a laptop Surface 11.6 – inch designed for the education market and compete directly with other educational laptops including Chromebooks low end.

The tentative name for this new Surface is Tenjin , and it will come with a 2019 Celeron N4120 quad-core CPU , 8GB of RAM, an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display and covered by a plastic chassis.

Additionally, Microsoft’s affordable laptop  will feature a full-size keyboard, trackpad, a single USB Type-A and Type-C port, headphone jack, and AC power.

Surface vs Chromebook

According to Windows Central , the launch of the ‘Tenjin’ laptop in the near future will incorporate a version of Windows 11 called “Windows 11 SE”, which will be specifically optimized for school environments and low-end hardware.

This version of Windows 11 is likely to come in “Safe mode” to prevent users from installing applications outside of the Microsoft Store in order to prevent malicious attacks.

There is no official price for this new laptop yet, but it could arrive later this year and it is expected to enter the market in a price range below $ 400 to compete against Chromebooks.