After the announcement of Windows 11 last Thursday (24), the question remained for many people: will my PC be able to be updated? Fortunately, several manufacturers have already announced which of their PCs will be compatible with the new system, including Dell, Asus, Acer and HP. Some companies – Lenovo and Samsung – still owe this information, which should be released over the next few months.
Microsoft created a confusing situation by commenting on the minimum specs for Windows 11: it requires the PC to have a TPM security chip, which may need to be enabled in the BIOS. In addition, the company says that AMD and Intel processors released before 2017 are not recommended but will be able to install the system.
Amidst all this, it can be a relief to turn to your PC manufacturer to see if it can upgrade to Windows 11. Dell and Asus have posted very detailed lists on their respective websites; Acer promises that releases from the last three years will be compatible; and HP mentions, for now, only the models currently on sale.
Windows 11 brings a fresh look, support for Android apps, Xbox improvements for games, and more. The update will be free for computers currently running Windows 10; and will be rolled out gradually between late 2021 and early 2022.
Dell and Windows 11
Dell’s complete list is at this link, and involves the following product categories:
- Alienware (desktop and notebook)
- G-Series (desktop and notebook)
- Inspiron (desktop and notebook)
- XPS (desktop and notebook)
- Vostro (desktop and notebook)
- Precision Workstation
- Mobile Precision
HP and Windows 11
In a press release, HP mentions that these PCs will receive Windows 11:
- HP Specter, HP Envy, and HP Pavilion models currently on sale, including the HP Specter x360 14, HP Envy x360 15, and HP Pavilion All-in-One;
- the new Omen and Victus by HP models, including the Omen 16, Victus by HP 16 and desktop OMEN 30L;
- specific models from the HP Elite and HP Pro lines, including the HP Elite Dragonfly G2;
- Z by HP workstations currently on sale, including the HP ZBook Studio G8.
This is not a 100% complete list yet, so it tends to grow over time, and should get new additions in the months to come.
Acer and Windows 11
Acer has not released a list of all PCs that can receive Windows 11, but according to Windows Central, the manufacturer claims that “the vast majority of products on the market, including those announced in the last three years, are eligible for the free upgrade as soon as it becomes available.”
Microsoft Surface and Windows 11
Microsoft informs the PC World that these will be the models compatible with Windows 11:
- Surface Book 3
- Surface Book 2, 8th Gen Intel models only (Core i5-8350U or Core
- Surface Go 2
- 13.5-inch and 15-inch Surface Laptop 4
- 13.5-inch 15-inch Surface Laptop 3
- Surface Laptop 2
- Surface Laptop Go
- Surface Pro 6, 7 and 7+
- Surface Pro X
Asus and Windows 11
The list published by Asus is quite long, and you can check it out in full at this link. These are the main models that will be able to install Windows 11:
- Zenbook 13, Zenbook 14, Zenbook 15
- Zenbook Duo and Duo 14
- Zenbook Pro Duo, Pro 14, Pro 15
- Zenbook S and S13
- Zenbook Flip S, Flip 13, Flip 14 and Flip 15
- Zenbook UX310, UX311, UX410
- Vivobook 14, 15 and 17
- Vivobook S13, S14 and S15
- Vivobook Flip 12, 14 and 15
- Vivobook Pro 14 and Pro 15
- ROG Zephyrus S17, M16, G15, G14, Flow X13 and Duo 15 SE
- ROG Strix G15, G17, Scar 15 and Scar 17
- Asus TUF Gaming F15, F17, A15 and A17
- Asus E200, E400, E500, X400 and X500
- ProArt Studiobook One, Pro X, Pro 15, Pro 17
- more Zen AiO, Vivo AiO, Mini PC, Workstation, ExpertBook and ExpertCenter models
Lenovo and Samsung
Lenovo has a page dedicated to Windows 11, but it still doesn’t reveal which models will be supported. Samsung does not comment on updates for now, but warns that the next models Galaxy Book will come with the new operating system.