Where To Buy Windows 11 : Release Date, Price, Specifications

Everything You Need To Know About When And Where To Download Windows 11

Windows 11

Update – 31/08/2021 – Microsoft will release Windows 11 as a free update for Windows 10 PCs on October 5th

Windows 11 is the latest iteration of the long-running, world-famous operating system from Microsoft. See below for everything you need to know about where and when you can download the newest version of the venerable operating system.

What Is Windows 11?

Windows 11 is the latest iteration of the long-running, world-famous operating system from Microsoft. Previously Microsoft had stated that Windows 10 would be the last iteration of the firmware, though even at the time this was met with some skepticism. Early indications do indicate however that Windows 11 will be more of a streamlining of the existing Windows 10 programming, rather than a complete overhaul, with the majority of changes being to the improved user interface and maximizing utility for tablet and non-desktop users.

See our article covering the official announcement of Windows 11 here for more details.

Windows 11 Release Date

There’s no official word as of yet on the release date of Windows 11 to new customers, however, Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be released for Windows 10 PCs on October 5th, 2021!

Windows 11 Price

Details on the price of the Windows 11 operating system were unfortunately non-existent from the official reveal on the 24th June 2021, however, Windows have definitively promised that for users who have official copies of Windows 10 installed and activated on their computers, the new Windows 11 will be free for at least a year.

How much we will have to fork out after this period has passed remains to be seen, as does the MSRP for new Windows users who do not already have Windows 10. As soon as we get any further details we’ll update this page so keep it bookmarked and refreshed!

Windows 11 Specifications

Our full article discussing the Windows 11 System Requirements can be found here, but a brief layout of the current minimum and recommended system requirements are listed below. The minimum requirements listed are the official ones supplied by Microsoft, the recommended requirements are WePC’s own estimations for best performance.

Windows 11 Minimum Requirements

  • CPU : 1 GHz or faster (two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or SoC)
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • HDD : 64 GB of storage space (initially – further updates may require more space)
  • GPU : Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver
  • System Firmware : UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM : Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • DirectX : Version 12
  • Display : High definition (720p) display, 9″ or greater monitor, 8 bits per color channel
  • Network : Internet connection required to set up and update

Windows 11 Recommended Requirements

  • CPU : 2 GHz or faster (two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or SoC)
  • RAM : 8 GB
  • HDD : 100 GB of storage space
  • GPU : Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver
  • System Firmware : UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM : Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • DirectX : Version 12
  • Display : High definition (720p) display, 9″ or greater monitor, 8 bits per color channel
  • Network : Internet connection required to set up and update

Where To Download Windows 11

There’s no definitive word on where you’ll be able to download Windows 11 at this time, however you can bet your bottom dollar it will be available on the official Windows website, as is Microsoft Windows 10 at the present time.

For existing Windows 10 users (those that have a legitimate and activated copy of course) Windows 11 should be available as an update of their existing operating system.

As soon as the link becomes available, we will update our Where To Download Windows 11 page accordingly, so keep it bookmarked and refreshed!.