HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, Samsung, Dynabook and, of course, Microsoft itself are among the PC makers that have presented the most impressive Windows 11 offerings.
Michael Goldstein, president and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Microsoft partner LAN Infotech, which is also a member of CRN’s Security 100, told CRN in an interview that Microsoft’s own line of Windows 11 hardware Microsoft, especially the Surface Pro X and Surface Duo 2, and the investment in improving the devices’ styluses should attract buyers.
“The new additions to the lineup look really good,” Goldstein said.
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Kelly Yeh, president of Chantilly, Va.-based Microsoft partner Phalanx Technology Group, told CRN in an interview that while his company tries to stay PC-agnostic, Lenovo’s Windows 11 PC lineup excites it.
“Lenovo tends to be best for partners in terms of usability, so if a customer doesn’t have a preference, we push all Lenovo systems,” Yeh said.
Microsoft said Windows 10 laptop owners whose machines meet the spec requirements can upgrade to Windows 11 for free, eliminating the need for a new laptop.
A recent report from Belgium-based IT asset management service provider Lansweeper, however, showed that more than 55% of workstations will not automatically upgrade to Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 operating system due to processing requirements. .
Here are some of the Windows 11 PCs that have CRN excited.