5 New Windows 11 PCs Highlighted by Microsoft at Launch

OEMs are preloading Windows 11 on some PCs, but chief product officer Panos Panay showcased his favorite new systems.

Jeffrey Schwartz

October 6, 2021

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Windows 11 PCs are now available on select models that partners can evaluate for customers looking to be early adopters. Microsoft began a follow-the-sun global release on Oct. 5.

Most businesses typically wait, but partners should get their hands on Windows 11 and become familiar with it. At some point, Windows 11 will replace Windows 10 and there’s the potential it will happen faster than previous OS rollouts.

Partners can access the new software through a free Windows update on PCs that meet Microsoft’s hardware requirements. Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay, in his launch announcement Monday, showcased five recently introduced Windows 11 PCs.

But those aren’t the only new ones. Microsoft listed various laptop and desktop personal computers that are either shipping with Windows 11 or are upgradable.

A description of the five new PCs that Panay described as “incredible” appear in the slideshow above.

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Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz has covered the IT industry for nearly three decades, most recently as editor-in-chief of Redmond magazine and executive editor of Redmond Channel Partner. Prior to that, he held various editing and writing roles at CommunicationsWeek, InternetWeek and VARBusiness (now CRN) magazines, among other publications.

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