Windows 11 release date, features and eligibility for upragde

Windows 11 Features 

The latest version of windows i.e. windows 11 developed by Microsoft is a major release of window NT operating system officially announced today on 24th of june 2021 but the new OS will be coming later this year and will be available to users as a free upgrade. Windows 11 is the successor of Windows 10 released after 6 years of wait. Famous brands like HP, Asus and Dell have already confirmed the name of their laptops and personal computer which gonna support windows 11.


Windows 11
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Windows 11 will provide a new window experience with calm, creative space, massive redesign and new features. However, there are some hardware requirements which are needed to be available on your personal computer to experience new windows 11. Following are the five amazing features of windows 11:


Mesmerizing Looks

After upgrading to the new window OS, the desktop screen will provide you a refreshing look. The start menu will be noticed at the center inspite of left side of screen and rounded corners on menus. All the default icons like Microsoft store, Edge and file explorer will be available at the center in an highlighted box. Some recommended apps will be noticed at bottom below the default apps.

In the new Windows 11 screen you can also pinned up the important icons on the top which you use on daily basis. At the top of the default icons a dedicated search button has been added by Microsoft, through which you can easily search your favorite applications and pre-loaded functions. 

One thing for sure that this redesign of windows 11 focuses on ease of use and flexibility, it also revamp the user interface to follow Microsoft's new fluent design guidelines.


Widgets

According to company, "We often pick up our phones to check the new, weather or notifications. Now, you can open a similarly curated view directly from your desktop. When you open your personalized feed, it slides across your screen like a sheet of glass so it does not disrupt what you are doing".

The new Windows 11 comes with personalized feed with widgets feature. As per above statement, widgets like news, weather, calendar or to do list will slide over our desktop. Just like smartphones we will be able to edit the widgets available on desktop screen.


New Multitasking Experience

Window 11 offers the new multitasking experience through snap layouts feature using which you can snap your apps in as much ratio of screen as you wish to. Microsoft said that, "There are new features designed to help you to organize your windows and optimize your screen real estate so you can see what you just need just the way you want in a layout thats visually clean".


Gamer Friendly

Window 11 offers unrivaled gaming experience by supporting DirectX 12 Ultimate which will offer immersive graphics at high frame rates. Another feature of Auto HDR will offer a wider and more ranges of colors for best visual experience. An in built app named "X Box" will be available in new window 11 OS.

After having access of X Box app , you will be able to play over 100 high quality games.


Android apps available on Microsoft

For the first time you will able to experience your android apps on your desktop, as windows 11 comes with new feature of supporting android apps. After upgrading to the windows 11, android apps will be made available on Microsoft store and will be able to downloaded through Amazon App store.


How to check whether your PC is eligible for Windows 11 update?

Company has already hinted that which devices has already installed windows 10, that devices will get the windows 11 freely. But to confirm whether your devices will get windows 11 update,  users have to download a PC health checkup application form Microsoft's official website. You have to install and run on your PC. it also check the requirements of your PC to upgrade in windows 11.


Minimum System Requirements for Windows 11 Upgrade(as per Microsoft)

Processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)

Memory4 GB RAM
Storage64 GB or larger storage device
System firmwareUEFI, Secure Boot capable

Graphics cardDirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
Display>9” with HD Resolution (720p)
Internet connectionMicrosoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home


List of laptops that will support Windows 11


Almost all Laptop manufacturing brands like HP, Dell, Lenevo, Asus etc will give support to windows 11.  Some of the brands have confirmed the support to windows 11 already before its launch. Asus has given the list of laptops that will get windows 11. List of some of the laptops is given below:

Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED
Zenbook Pro Duo
Zenbook Pro 14
Zenbook Pro 15
Zenbook 3 Deluxe
Zenbook S
Zenbook S13
Zenbook Flip S
Zenbook Flip 13
Zenbook Flip 14
Zenbook Flip 15
Zenbook Flip 15 OLED
Zenbook UX310
Zenbook UX311
Zenbook 13 OLED
Zenbook 13
Zenbook UX410
Zenbook 14
Zenbook 14 Ultralight
Zenbook Duo
Zenbook Duo 14
Zenbook 15
Vivobook Pro 15


HP Laptops

HP Pavelion, HP Envey and HP Spectre series laptops will the new OS window 11. The new HP OMEN and HP Victus portfolios are also compatible with Windows 11.


Dell Laptops

Dell has not confirmed yet the list of laptops getting windows 11. But most of their laptops will support  windows 11.

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