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 ChipMemory: 4 GB RAMStorage: 64 GBTPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.xDisplay: A greater than 9-inch display of 720p or higherAlex 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.