Dynabook E10-S tapped as a Windows 11 SE launch laptop – better than a Chromebook?

The Dynabook E10-S launched in March as a laptop for students with durability, portability and affordability at its core.

The laptop originally ran Windows 10 Education OS, and can certainly be adopting Microsoft’s newly announced Windows 11 SE, a cloud-first form of Windows 11 that makes the operating system more friendly for K-8 students.

The hardware of the Dynabook E10-S is unchanged from March, it remains an 11.6-inch laptop by having an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB eMMC storage. That can be a is not a performance powerhouse, it should be plenty for that cloud-focused Windows 11 SE and the kind of tasks that the K-8 student will probably be undertaking.

The rest of the specs also lend themselves to the education market having a solid HD webcam, stereo speakers, dual beamforming microphones with noise suppression, and a healthy collection of ports together with a headphone jack, HDMI, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, RJ-45 Ethernet and a microSD slot.

The alterations are coming with Windows 11 SE. Including the new Simple Start, optimized app-windowing, improved app layouts, and the overall web-first user experience. Windows 11 SE is made to familiarize young users with the overall look and feel of Windows 11 without overwhelming all of them with the full feature set.

The student focus also means a premium on privacy and security, which Windows 11 SE provides through content filtering and SmartScreen. The college can manage additional controls through Microsoft’s Intune for Education and Windows Autopilot enables easier setup and keep a fleet of laptops.

Obviously, the intent with Windows 11 SE is to undertake the booming Chromebook market and devices like the Dynabook E10-S certainly complement competitively within the sub-$300 laptop marketplace for education, but it is the software which will have to win over school districts.

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