Surface Laptop SE

Here's what you need to know about 2021 Surface Laptop SE including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Surface Laptop SE

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Laptop SE.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Laptop SE exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Laptop SE
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Celeron N4020 → Intel Celeron N4120
4GB RAM4GB → 8GB
64GB Drive64GB → 128GB
2 Cores CPU2 → 4 cores
All-day battery life of up to 16-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop SE lasts up to 16 hours of battery life.

Up to 16 hours of typical device usage

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Laptop SE.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Laptop SE is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Laptop SE
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeDDR4
Speed2400 MHz

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Specifications

Key Features

Surface Laptop SE
At Glance
Released in Late
2021
16:9 HD
11.6”
768p 60Hz
Weight
2.45 lb
1.11 kg
Up to
Intel Celeron N4120
4C/4T, 1.10 → 2.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
384
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,088
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 600
12 Execution Units, 200 → 700 MHz
Configurable up to
8GB
2400 MHz DDR4
Surface Laptop SE Ports

Availability

Surface Laptop SE
Released2021
Release DateIntroduced on November 9, 2021
PricingStarting at $249.99
Stores

Exterior

Surface 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.

Display

Surface Laptop SE
Size11.6 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768 (135 PPI)
  • Liquid Crystal Display Module
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9

Ports

Surface Laptop SE
Ports
Surface Laptop SE Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left
  • 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 Specs

Surface Laptop SE
Processor
  1. Intel® Celeron® Processor N4020
    2 cores, 2 threads, 1.10 → 2.80 GHz, 4MB Cache, 6W
  2. Intel® Celeron® Processor N4120
    4 cores, 4 threads, 1.10 → 2.60 GHz, 4MB Cache, 6W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Laptop SE1
Intel® Celeron® Processor N4020411100.00%
2
Intel® Celeron® Processor N412038493.43%
0411

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Laptop SE1
Intel® Celeron® Processor N402074668.57%
2
Intel® Celeron® Processor N41201,088100.00%
01,088
Integrated Graphics
  1. Intel® Celeron® Processor N4020
    Intel® UHD Graphics 600
    12 Execution Units, 200 → 650 MHz
  2. 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

Connectivity

Surface Laptop SE
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (2x2): IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.0 LE technology

Battery

Surface Laptop SE
Size35Wh
Battery LifeUp to 16 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply45W Barrel type power adapter

Software

Surface Laptop SE
OSWindows 11 SE
Built-in AppsMicrosoft 365 for Education

Camera & Audio

Surface Laptop SE
Camera1MP Front facing camera
With up to 720p 30fps video
Audio
  • 2W Stereo Speakers
  • Single digital microphone

Misc

Surface 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

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