2021 has been a busy and good year for Microsoft. It touched $2 trillion market valuation, launched the all-new Windows 11 and now has another new OS for affordable laptops. Called Windows 11 SE, the OS will directly compete with Google Chrome OS. Here are all the key details you need to know about Windows 11 SE:

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​Windows 11 SE: What is it all about

It is the new cloud-first operating system that has a simplified design — compared to Windows 11 — and is aimed at the education sector with schools and other educational institutes the main target audience. It is expected to be a toned-down version of Windows 11.

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​Availability: When and where will it be available

Except in China, Windows 11 SE will be available worldwide. Microsoft has said that it will be available on new devices starting November 9 but most devices will be out in the market only around January 2022.

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​Price: Will it be more expensive than Chromebooks?

No, Microsoft has made it clear that Windows 11 SE devices will not be more costly than Chromebooks.

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​Only for education purposes, students and schools

Microsoft has categorically stated that it has built Windows 11 SE with a streamlined interface and restricted, education-first app choices, based on feedback from educators. “Windows 11 SE is not intended for personal use. We expect that most customers would find Windows SE too restrictive on a personal device,” said Microsoft.

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​Windows 11 SE will not have an app store

Windows 11 SE can run apps that run in a browser, either in Edge or Chrome. Web apps do not require installation on the device, hence there’s no app store. “Teachers want a simple, distraction-free environment for their students, and IT Administrators want devices to be easy to manage and perform well all year, so application installation, advanced features, and setting changes are controlled by IT administrators rather than end users,” explains Microsoft.

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​No upgrade to existing Windows laptops

Windows 11 SE is only available pre-installed on new Windows 11 SE-compatible devices. It isn’t possible to upgrade to Windows 11 SE from other versions of Windows, including Windows 10 or Windows 11

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​What brands will make Windows 11 SE devices

The US-based tech giant said that Windows 11 devices from the likes of Acer, HP, Asus, Dell, Lenovo and others will come soon. These devices will be powered by Intel and AMD processors and will be priced at entry-level, starting at $249. Microsoft has also announced a new Surface Laptop SE, which is its most affordable laptop and is designed keeping in mind the needs of students.

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​Key features of Windows 11 SE

It’s more or less like Windows 11 but with a more simplified user interface designed to minimise distraction and keep the focus on education. With no Microsoft Store, IT educators can control which apps and tools students download. Windows 11 SE has built-in enhancements to optimise performance on low-cost hardware

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​What device configurations are needed to run Windows 11 SE

Windows 11 SE is not available on all devices. It can run on machines with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64 or 128 gigabytes of memory.

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