Windows 11 is scheduled to rollout on October 5, 2021. Microsoft shared list of devices set to get the free upgrade first.
On a blog post, Microsoft said the upgrade will be offered to eligible PCs first. It will then be offered to in-market devices, based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of the device, and other factors that impact the upgrade experience.
And according to Microsoft, the following devices are going to get it first:
- Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55)
- Acer Swift X (SFX14-41G)
- Asus Zenbook Flip 13 OLED UX363
- Asus Zenbook 14 UX425
- Alienware x15
- Alienware x17
- Dell XPS 13
- HP Spectre x360 14
- HP ENVY x360 15
- 2-in-1 Lenovo Yoga 7 convertible series
- Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro series
- Samsung Galaxy Book Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360
- Surface Pro 7
- Surface Laptop 4
Windows 11 will bring numerous upgrades, including a redesigned UI and Start menu, new features like Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops, AI-powered personalized widgets, a new Microsoft Store, and a more optimized experience.
The new OS will also bring Android apps to PCs through collaborations with Amazon and Intel. A preview of this feature is coming to Windows Insiders over the coming months.
The basic system requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC are the following:
- 64-bit 1GHz or faster with 2 or more cores processor
- 4GB or more RAM
- 64GB or larger storage
- UEFI, secure boot capable system firmware
- TPM version 2.0 support
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics card or later with WDMM 2.0 driver
- HD (720p) display
For those running Windows 10, you can also use the PC Health Check app to assess compatibility.