What is the Windows 11 release date? Which laptops can run Windows 11?
The Windows 11 release date is almost here, with Microsoft gearing up to release its biggest PC update in years. In a few days, Windows 11 will finally be available. Microsoft said Windows 11 will provide the foundation for the iconic operating system for the next decade and bring a number of cool features.
Windows 11 features a sleek new look for all applications and UI elements based on Microsoft’s Fluent Design language, has a redesigned Start menu, improved update process, and much more.
There is much to be excited about Windows 11, and if you fancy giving the software a try, Express.co.uk is here to help.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Windows 11 release date, which laptops will be able to run the operating system, and also what the minimum software specifications are.
WINDOWS 11 – WHICH LAPTOP COMPUTERS CAN RUN WINDOWS 11?
Windows 11 is a feature-rich update that brings many exciting improvements and tools.
But there might be a lot of existing Windows 10 users who will miss the Windows 11 update, due to the minimum specs.
Previously, Microsoft said Windows 11 would require at least an 8th generation Intel chip or an AMD Ryzen 2000.
Chips or motherboards were also required to support TPM 2.0.
TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) provides enhanced security for hardware and has been included on many devices released in recent years.
These high minimum specs meant that many Windows 10 users could miss the Windows 11 update, but over the summer Microsoft announced that it would not block the update for most older PCs. .
To check if your current device can run Windows 11, you can download Microsoft’s PC Health Check app, which will let you know if your device can install and run the operating system update.
Alternatively, if you are planning to buy a new laptop, you have a lot of options.
Online retailers such as John Lewis, Amazon, and Argos all have dedicated sections where they list Windows 11 compatible laptops.
While manufacturers like Dell also have sections on their websites for Windows 11 Ready laptops.
You can also find a list of laptops below that should be able to run Windows 11, according to an article in Tom’s Guide.
However, be sure to check the official Windows 11 minimum specs with those of your potential purchase before finalizing your order.
Dell: Dell XPS 17, Dell XPS 15, Dell XPS 13, Dell G15, Dell Inspiron 14, Dell Inspiron 15, Dell Inspiron 16, Dell Inspiron 17.
HP: HP Omen, HP Pavilion, HP Pavilion x360, HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop, HP ProBook, HP ProBook x360, HP Victus.
Samsung: Samsung Galaxy Book Flex, Samsung Galaxy Book Go, Samsung Galaxy Book Ion, Samsung Galaxy Book S, Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360.
Asus: Asus Zenbook Pro 14, Asus Zenbook Pro 15, Asus Zenbook 15, Asus Vivobook Pro 15, Asus Vivobook S13, Asus Vivobook S14, Asus Vivobook S15, Asus Vivobook Flip 12, Asus Vivobook Flip 14, Asus Vivobook Flip 15, Asus Vivobook 14, Asus Vivobook 15, Asus Vivobook 17, Asus Zenbook Flip 13, Asus Zenbook Flip 14, Asus Zenbook Flip 15 and Flip 15 OLED.
Acer: Acer Nitro 5, Acer Spin 1, Acer Spin 3, Acer Spin 5, Acer Swift 3, Acer Swift 3X, Acer Swift 5, Acer Predator Helios 300, Acer Predator Helios 700, Acer Predator Triton 300, Acer Predator Triton 500.