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Windows 11-ready laptops: Here's our full list, from Acer and Asus to Samsung and Razer

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Windows 11 debuts this week — you can read our Windows 11 review right now — with the software update rolling out to eligible Windows 10 laptops and desktops. So you may be asking if your PC have what it takes to run Microsoft's latest operating system?

It's not an easy question to answer, as Microsoft has set some strict Windows 11 system requirements in the name of improved security. Most notably, Windows 11 requires your PC to have a pretty modern CPU and a 2.0 Trusted Platform Module or TPM, which means most older PCs are out of luck. But if you're after a new laptop then we have a rundown of the laptops that are Windows 11-ready. 

Windows 11: What your PC needs to run it

CPU: 1 GHz or faster dual-core or higher 64-bit processor or System on a Chip
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB
TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
Display: A greater than 9-inch display of 720p or higher

First off, you'll want to check if your current Windows 10 laptop can run Windows 11. The most straightforward way to check is to head over to Microsoft's Windows 11 page and (if it's available) download the PC Health Check app, which will check and see if your PC meets the Windows 11 system requirements.

To make things easier for you, we've gone ahead and assembled our own master list of which laptops have the chops to run Windows 11. While they may ship with Windows 10 installed, all of these laptops should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 with no issues.

Of course, this is just a cheat sheet running down the most notable Windows 11-ready laptops currently on sale from each manufacturer. We expect more laptops bearing Windows 11-ready badges to be announced in the months ahead — Microsoft has already announced the Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3 and Surface Laptop Studio which all run Windows 11 and debut on Oct. 5.  Not to mention that there are many more laptops out there which aren't on this list that will probably still run Windows 11. 

To be absolutely sure, check whatever laptop(s) you're considering against Microsoft's Windows 11 system requirements page before you buy! And also check our our picks for the best Windows 11 laptops so far; these all set to be ready for the next Microsoft operating system. 

Windows 11-ready laptops: Acer

Acer has published its own Windows 11 page that aims to help customers get ready for the next big thing in Windows. Here's a list of the top Acer laptops that will be capable of installing Windows 11:

  • Acer Nitro 5
  • Acer Spin 1
  • Acer Spin 3
  • Acer Spin 5
  • Acer Swift 3 (don't miss our full Acer Swift 3 review)
  • Acer Swift 3X
  • Acer Swift 5
  • Acer Predator Helios 300
  • Acer Predator Helios 700
  • Acer Predator Triton 300
  • Acer Predator Triton 500

Windows 11-ready laptops: Asus

Asus is one of the few laptop manufacturers who have gone so far as to publish a complete list of its Windows-11 ready PCs. Here's an abbreviated version:

  • Asus ProArt Studiobook One
  • Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro X
  • Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro 15
  • Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro 17
  • Asus ROG Flow X13
  • Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15
  • Asus Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (see our Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review)
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G15
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus S17
  • Asus Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED
  • Asus Zenbook Pro Duo
  • Asus Zenbook Pro 14
  • Asus Zenbook Pro 15
  • Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe
  • Asus Zenbook S
  • Asus Zenbook S13
  • Asus Zenbook Flip S (here's our Asus ZenBook Flip S review)
  • Asus Zenbook Flip 13
  • Asus Zenbook Flip 14
  • Asus Zenbook Flip 15 and Flip 15 OLED
  • Asus Zenbook UX310
  • Asus Zenbook UX311
  • Asus Zenbook 13 and Zenbook 13 OLED
  • Asus Zenbook UX410
  • Zenbook 14 and Zenbook 14 Ultralight
  • Zenbook Duo
  • Zenbook Duo 14 (don't miss our Asus ZenBook Duo 14 review)
  • Asus Zenbook 15
  • Asus Vivobook Pro 15
  • Asus Vivobook S13
  • Asus Vivobook S14
  • Asus Vivobook S15
  • Asus Vivobook Flip 12
  • Asus Vivobook Flip 14
  • Asus Vivobook Flip 15
  • Asus Vivobook 14
  • Asus Vivobook 15
  • Asus Vivobook 17

Windows 11-ready laptops: Dell

Dell has launched a Windows 11 page that offers some tips on upgrading and answers some frequently asked questions about moving from Windows 10 to 11. The company hasn't (yet) published a full list of which of its PCs will be Windows 11-ready, but it has begun putting "Free upgrade to Windows 11" on the product pages of Windows 11-ready laptops.

The company expects to begin selling PCs with Windows 11 pre-installed late in 2021; for now, here's a list of the top Dell laptops on sale now that are Windows 11-ready.

Windows 11-ready laptops: HP

HP has its own Windows 11 page that offers some concise rundowns of which HP laptops you can expect to be Windows 11-ready, and when. Short answer: any laptop which meets the Windows 11 requirements and is currently running the latest version of Windows 10 should have no trouble upgrading when the time comes. Here's a list of the top HP laptops which will be Windows 11-ready:

  • HP Elite Dragonfly (here's our HP Elite Dragonfly review)
  • HP EliteBook
  • HP EliteBook x360
  • HP Elite Folio
  • HP Envy 14
  • HP Envy 15
  • Envy x360 
  • HP Spectre Folio
  • HP Spectre x360 14 (don't miss our HP Spectre x360 14 review)
  • HP Omen
  • HP Pavilion
  • HP Pavilion x360
  • HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop
  • HP ProBook
  • HP ProBook x360
  • HP Victus

Windows 11-ready laptops: Lenovo

Lenovo has its own Windows 11 Launch FAQ which runs down what Windows 11 is, how to upgrade, and which laptops will be Windows 11-ready. It's roughly the same as what other manufacturers have posted, down to the caveat that the only way to be sure a laptop is Windows 11-ready is to check its specs against Microsoft's minimum requirements. 

We did just that for Lenovo's laptop lineup, and here's our list of which products should have no trouble running Windows 11:

  • Lenovo IdeaPad
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Flex
  • Lenovo Legion
  • Lenovo ThinkBook
  • Lenovo ThinkPad
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano (see our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga (see our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga review)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X13
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga
  • Lenovo Yoga

Windows 11-ready laptops: Razer

Razer hasn't published a full list of Windows 11-ready laptops yet, but given that the company exclusively puts out high-powered notebooks built for gaming, you can be pretty confident that any Razer laptop you buy this year will handle the next generation of Windows with aplomb. Here's our rundown of which Razer laptops are Windows 11-ready:

Windows 11-ready laptops: Samsung

We haven't seen a formal list of Windows 11-ready laptops out of Samsung yet, but based on specs it's safe to say most of the company's recent Galaxy Books will have no trouble running the next version of Windows. Based on our research, here's a brief list of Windows 11-ready Samsung machines:

Alex Wawro

Alex Wawro is a lifelong tech and games enthusiast with more than a decade of experience covering both for outlets like Game Developer, Black Hat, and PC World magazine. He currently serves as a senior editor at Tom's Guide covering all things computing, from laptops and desktops to keyboards and mice. 

  • Bmswad1
    Is HP Laptop 15s-eq2000ne eligible to upgrade to windows 11 ?
    As I plan to buy a laptop in this month
    Reply
  • rgd1101
    Unless you need a laptop now. wait for it until it come with windows 11.
    or just stick with win10. why do you need it?
    Reply
  • Bmswad1
    rgd1101 said:
    Unless you need a laptop now. wait for it until it come with windows 11.
    or just stick with win10. why do you need it?
    Yes
    I need it for everyday use
    And to use Autocad
    This is on the list
    HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1001ne
    Is It supported?
    Thanks for the reply
    Reply
  • rgd1101
    check autocad. don't think they support os that is not out yet
    and they are not going to stop support windows 10 for few more years. your laptop probably be out of date by then
    Reply