Breaking Barriers in Education with Microsoft Surface

Digital learning has become the norm, yet many still don’t have access to the tools they need which is damaging their learning experience. What is needed is an approach that is not only cost effective but also high-quality for students.

One approach is 1:1 on device learning which provides students and teachers with the tools needed for improved educational outcomes.

The benefits of Microsoft Surface SE for education

Microsoft Surface Laptop SE has been designed with the sole purpose of making high-quality 1:1 learning possible in your school. It’s specialist hardware that can be feasibly introduced without blowing your budgets or sacrificing learning.

Your students deserve a device that goes beyond the slow, unreliable machines that have become the norm. Surface Laptop SE is a different kind of learning device. Faster, reliable, robust and affordable, it’s practical for your students and budget-friendly for your school or institution.

Value to schools:

  • The robust clamshell design means the Surface Laptop SE is a study companion for the entirety of school life
  • Surface Laptop SE is designed to be easily upgraded or repaired
  • Streamlined computing that is affordable for schools and parents
  • Surface Laptop SE packaging is made from 77% recycled materials, and is 97% recyclable
  • It’s energy efficient too, with an SE Energy Star certification

Breaking Barriers in Education with Microsoft Surface

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The financial case for 1:1 with Surface Laptop SE

A key part of any major decision, such as committing to 1:1, is budget. If your school can’t afford the changes, it isn’t viable. Many UK schools are already working with limited finances, which means 1:1 needs to be made affordable in the short term, and as an ongoing cost.

Whilst it is more capable than many of its competitors, Surface Laptop SE comes at a competitive price point compared with other leading education-first devices. Microsoft also works with partners to give schools, students and parents access to the technology they need.

For some, purchasing devices might be a viable option. However, with most schools still recovering from the impact of the pandemic, payment plans and leasing are likely to be a more sustainable option.

Microsoft partners, such as Devices for Education, provide affordable leasing plans for schools, with parental donation schemes to help fund your 1:1 journey.

Surface Laptop SE – investing in quality

Adopting a 1:1 learning approach is an investment, and when you invest in quality devices that are built to do more and last longer, you save on repairs, hardware updates, technology refreshes and more.

Reliability is an area where affordable education-first devices often fall short of expectations, especially when you consider daily workloads and the need to keep up with students as they learn.

Surface SE has been designed with build quality as a priority, and the financial impacts can be seen as soon as your school starts using the devices.

  • Schools who used Surface Laptop SE and Windows SE saw a 17% reduction in endpoint security.
  • These schools also saw a 14% reduction in mobile device management spend.
  • Replacement parts are cost-effective and are easy to fit.

 

Deploy and update with ease

At first glance, 1:1 may seem like a nightmare scenario for school network managers and IT admins. However, the increase in devices doesn’t have to create an increase in workload.

When Surface Laptop SE devices arrive at your school, they are ready to be deployed out of the box. On average, schools that deploy Microsoft Surface devices running Microsoft 365 see a 20% reduction in security breaches. Microsoft 365 features such as Windows Defender and SmartScreen help to keep students safe online and block any malicious content.

Through Windows 11 SE, deployment is easier, safer and much more efficient than traditional device rollout. As well as this, adding Surface Management Portal to your Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin centre means you’ll benefit from one centralised hub to monitor and manage all devices on your school network.

Intune for Education makes updating every student’s device as easy as a single click. It lets your IT team prepare devices for remote deployment, so as soon as a student logs on to their device, they already have everything in place to begin learning straight away.

The Microsoft Surface family

Surface Pro 8: The most powerful Pro – Surface 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet.

Surface Pro X: The totally mobile Pro – Always with you, instantly ready. Designed to keep up anywhere, at any angle.

Surface Pro 7+: The classic Pro – 2-in-1 design, giving you high-speed laptop performance, a powerful table or portable design canvas.

Surface Go 3: Ready, set, Go anywhere – The most portable Surface touchscreen 2-in-1, perfect for everyday tasks, homework and play.

Surface Laptop Studio: Incredibly powerful, infinitely flexible – Set your imagination free with boundary pushing design on a sleek, robust touchscreen.

Surface Laptop Go: The everyday, everywhere laptop – Get the style, performance and all-day battery life you need, all at an exceptional value.

Surface Laptop SE: A laptop that unlocks learning – Deliver value to schools and IT admins who demand easy deployment, modern management and security built in.

Surface Duo 2: Do more with two screens – Discover limitless possibilities for apps, email, meetings and calls.

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