Windows 11 has finally been released as of October 5, and while it is just considered a large update for those on Windows 10, it will be available to buy in the coming future. So how much is Windows 11 going to be? Well, the short answer is that no one knows just yet but we are going to talk about who can get it for free and then see if the new features may justify a rise in price compared to Windows 10.
The upcoming operating system will first feature on laptops and desktop computers and is being rolled out as a free update before becoming a purchasable product.
Windows 11 Features
- A new visual design including a fresh taskbar, an updated Action Center, a cleaned-up file explorer, new default themes, and sounds
- Widgets for the desktop that can be personalized, so you can have the information you need, in view
- Multitasking with snap layouts, snap groups, and access to your various desktops via Task View.
- A new Microsoft Store
- Docking for seamless laptop/ desktop interactions
- Input (Touch, inking, and voice) with a newly designed touch keyboard, voice typing launcher, language/input switcher, and improved touch gestures
- Display improvements
- Wi-Fi6 Support
Windows 11 is the latest iteration from Microsoft, a more streamlined version of Windows 10 if you will. At first glance, there are several improvements in this latest version, with a few interesting promises from Microsoft such as; updates being 40% smaller and this OS being the most secure release yet.
What can we expect?
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How Much Is Windows 11?
For those that are unaware, Windows 11 is going to be a free update for everyone currently on Windows 10. When the time arrives, you will need to go online to download, install, and then activate the home version of Windows 11.
How much Windows 11 may cost those who don’t have a copy or missed the free upgrade boat in the past is still unknown. However, it certainly wouldn’t be “cheap”. A nice alternative for those that are looking at building a new PC and will want Windows 11 on their system is to buy a discounted copy of Windows 10 now while you can, in preparation for the free update.
How Much Is Windows 11 Home Vs Pro?
While we don’t know the current pricing of the new Windows 11 operating system, we can look at price differences between Win 10 Home and Pro to at least give us an idea. Of course, the Pro version is going to be more expensive but by how much?
A few years back, Windows 10 Home was retailing for around $100-$120, whereas the Pro version could be as much as $199 depending on the retailer. We can expect something similar for those who are going to need to buy the operating system, however, we imagine OEM keys sold with hardware could be significantly cheaper.
Well, how much is Windows 11? The price hasn’t been revealed just yet but we are going to be keeping our eyes peeled. The free update for all Windows 10 users should be around long enough to ensure no one misses out but having to wait till next year is a slight pain!