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Surface Laptop SE

Key Features
What's new
  • The most affordable Surface Laptop - Starting at $249, the Surface Laptop SE helps students achieve the skills they need for their future with a laptop designed for Windows 11 SE and Microsoft 365 for Education.
  • Easy to Repair - Surface Laptop SE has replaceable components including the keyboard, display, battery, and mainboard without special tools required.
  • 11.6-inch HD Liquid Crystal Display Module.
  • Up to Intel® Celeron® Processor N4120 (4C/4T, Up to 2.60 GHz, 4MB Cache)
  • Up to 8GB DDR4 Memory.
  • Available only in
    Glacier
  • More
    • Up to 16-hours of battery life
    • Microsoft Precision touchpad
    • Full-size keyboard
What's missing
  • No backlit key.
  • No touch screen.
  • No Inking support.
  • No IR camera for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • No Fingerprint reader.
  • All plastic bodies instead of Aluminum.
  • Using Intel UHD Graphics instead of Intel Iris Plus Graphics.
  • Lowest Surface screen resolution (135 PPI).
AvailabilitySurface Laptop SE
Released2021
Release InfoIntroduced on November 9, 2021
PricingStarting at $249.99
Surface Laptop SE Price
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DisplaySurface Laptop SE
Size11.6 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768 (135 PPI)
  • Liquid Crystal Display Module
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
ExteriorSurface Laptop SE
Dimensions11.17” x 7.6” x 0.70” (283.70 x 193.05 x 17.85 mm)
Weight2.45 lbs. (1,112.4 g)
Colors
Glacier
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size keyboard with a soft-touch feel and full 1.3mm travel.
  • Trackpad:
    • Microsoft Precision Touchpad.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gestures.
PortsLeft
  • Kensington lock slot
Right
  • 1 x USB-A
  • 1 x USB-C
  • 1 x DC-in
    Barrel type power connector.
  • 1 x Headset jack
    Standard 3.5mm jack.
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop SE
Processor
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor N4020
    2 cores, 2 threads, 1.10 → 2.80 GHz, 4MB Cache, 6W
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor N4120
    4 cores, 4 threads, 1.10 → 2.60 GHz, 4MB Cache, 6W
Integrated Graphics
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor N4020
    Intel® UHD Graphics 600
    12 Execution Units, 200 → 650 MHz
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor N4120
    Intel® UHD Graphics 600
    12 Execution Units, 200 → 700 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB
2400 MHz DDR4 Memory
Storage
64GB 128GB
eMMC
ConnectivitySurface Laptop SE
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (2x2): IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.0 LE technology
BatterySurface Laptop SE
Size35Wh
Battery LifeUp to 16 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply45W Barrel type power adapter
SoftwareSurface Laptop SE
OSWindows 11 SE
Built-in AppsMicrosoft 365 for Education
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop SE
Camera1MP Front facing camera
With up to 720p 30fps video
Audio
  • 2W Stereo Speakers
  • Single digital microphone
MiscSurface Laptop SE
InkingNot Support
Sensors1 x Hall-effect Sensor
SecurityTPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
In the box
  • Surface Laptop SE
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
MoreExterior
  • Casing: All plastic bodies unpainted
  • Physical buttons: Power button and Volume buttons on Keyboard
  • Hinge: 135 degrees open angle

What’s new

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE

Update History

2024
Jun
13
  • Surface Laptop SE Image
    Improves device security by updating certificate processes for better protection and easier authentication.
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Apr
16
  • Surface Laptop SE Image
    This update addresses a potential security vulnerability related to Intel® Security Advisories INTEL-SA-00923.
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Feb
23
  • Surface Laptop SE Image
    Addresses data collection regulatory requirements.
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2023
Sep
18
  • Surface Laptop SE Image
    Improves system stability.
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2022
Mar
01
  • Surface Laptop SE Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are all frequently asked questions about Surface Laptop SE:

    1What ports are available on Microsoft Surface Laptop SE?

    There are a total of five ports available on the 2021 Microsoft Surface Surface SE:

    1. 1 x USB Type-C.
    2. 1 x USB Type-A.
    3. 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.
    4. 1 x DC connector.
    5. 1 x Kensington lock slot.
    Surface Laptop SE ports and slots
    Surface Laptop SE ports and slots.
    2What is the Surface Laptop SE battery capacity?

    According to the Surface Laptop SE service guide, here is the battery specification of the device:

    • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Poly Battery
    • Model Name: 916QA145H
    • Capacity: 35Wh (4,613 mAh nominal, 4,473 mAh rated)
    • Battery Voltage: 7.6V
    • Manufacturer: SMP
    Surface Laptop SE Battery Specs
    Source: Microsoft
    3Is the Surface Laptop SE keyboard backlit?

    No, it isn’t! There is no keyboard backlit available on all Microsoft Surface Laptop SE models. It should be a perfect key feature for future releases. However, please don’t give up hope since it might never happen unless Microsoft increases its base price.

    Surface Laptop SE Keyboard
    Surface Laptop SE keyboard.
    4Does the Surface Laptop SE support Wi-Fi 6?

    No, it doesn’t! All Surface Laptop SE models shipped with a standard Wi-Fi 5 AC adapter card. However, if you need Wi-Fi 6 for the laptop, you can replace the existing M.2 Wi-Fi adapter with a newer Wi-Fi 6 adapter. You can also find more in-depth information from the official Surface Laptop SE service guide here.

    5Does the Surface Laptop SE have a touchscreen display?

    No, it doesn’t! All Surface Laptop SE models have the same non-touch 11.6-inch HD display. It’s the first Surface device in the family with no touchscreen functionality.

    Surface Laptop SE Picture 04
    Surface Laptop SE display.
    6Does Surface Laptop SE have a digital inking-enabled display?

    No, it doesn’t! All Surface Laptop SE models have the same non-touch and non-inking capability, an 11.6-inch HD display. If you want a small device with digital inking capability, Surface Go or Surface Pro series should be the right choice.

    7Does Surface Laptop SE have an SD card slot?

    No, it doesn’t. Unfortunately, there is no SD card slot available on all Surface Laptop SE models.

    8Does the Surface Laptop SE have a headphone jack?

    Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop SE models come with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack located on the right side of the laptop next to the USB-C port.

    9Does the Surface Laptop SE have an HDMI port?

    No, it doesn’t! There is no HDMI port available on the Surface Laptop SE. However, you can use a USB-C to HDMI adapter or hub to get HDMI ports so you can connect to external displays, TV, or projector.

    10Does the Surface Laptop SE support Windows Hello Fingerprint Sign-in?

    No, it doesn’t. Unfortunately, there is no fingerprint sensor available on all Surface Laptop SE models. The fingerprint sensor module is required to enable Windows Hello Fingerprint recognition on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

    11Does the Surface Laptop SE support Windows Hello Facial Recognition?

    No, it doesn’t. Unfortunately, there is no Infrared Camera available on all Surface Laptop SE models. The IR camera module is required to enable Windows Hello Facial authentication on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

    12Does the Surface Laptop SE have Bluetooth?

    Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop SE models come with an M.2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo card that allows you to connect the laptop to any compatible Bluetooth peripherals including speakers, keyboard, mouse, phone, and more. Here are the benefits of Bluetooth 5.0.

    • Faster transfer speed: 2Mbps
    • More extended range: up to 200m outdoor or 40m indoor
    • Better power efficiency
    • Bigger message capacity (255 bytes)
    Surface Laptop SE Picture 03
    13Can you upgrade the System Storage (eMMC or SSD) on the Microsoft Surface Laptop SE?

    No, you can’t! all Surface Laptop SE models come with onboard eMMC storage, and no M.2 slot is available for installing additional SSDs. So, if you’re looking for one, you should pick up a model with the proper storage for your workload.

    Surface Laptop SE is available in 64GB and 128GB eMMC storage configurations.

    For more information about what’s inside the Surface Laptop SE, you can check out this video below from Microsoft.

    You can learn more about Surface Laptop SE hardware removal and replacement with the official service guide here.

    14Can you upgrade the System Memory (RAM) on the Microsoft Surface Laptop SE?

    No, you can’t! all Surface Laptop SE models come with onboard memory and there are no SODIMM slots available for installing additional memory modules. So if you’re looking to get one, you should pick up a model with the right amount of memory for your workload.

    Surface Laptop SE is available in 4GB and 8GB 2400 MHz DDR4  memory configurations.

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