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Top 5 Windows 11 Compatible Laptops

6th October 2021

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With the release of Windows 11 around the corner, we are so excited to try out the latest features that it enables, from snapping and docking to the new motion design.

To find out more about the new features, we suggest checking out our Windows 11 best features blog post, where we explain the features and benefits that come with this update. In this article, we will list our top 5 recommendations for Windows 11 compatible laptops, so you can easily find the ideal laptop for you. 

The recommendations we have listed match all the specs required for the update and therefore should run the new Windows update smoothly. Plus, they are all relatively new releases so should receive the update sooner than older models would.

They are listed in ascending price order, so whether you're looking for a budget Windows laptop or a premium Windows laptop, there will be something for you.

1- MSI Modern 14 - £449.97

MSI modern laptop

  • Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad-Core Processor
  • 14" Full HD IPS Screen
  • Integrated Intel Xe Graphics
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD

This is a great all-around laptop for daily use, it has a portable design, great specs and comes at a super affordable price. 

The 11th gen intel i5 processor and Xe Graphics work together to create great visuals, a seamless workflow and boost overall productivity. When you combine this with its super light weight of just 1.3KG, you have the perfect portable companion to assist you anywhere, from work to a cafe, knowing that it can handle heavy tasks and fit nicely into your bag. 

Whether you're working in the day or unwinding at night, the IPS panel gives great colours from a range of viewing angles, whilst the backlight makes typing in the dark a breeze. 

Plus, it has military-grade durability, meaning it has passed a series of tests for reliability and durability, so you can have peace of mind when carrying it on the go knowing that it has a level of protection from accidental bumps.

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2- ASUS VivoBook 15 -  £599.97

ASUS vivobook laptop

  • Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad-Core Processor
  • 15.6" Full HD IPS Screen
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics

The ASUS Vivobook range has gained a reputation for being an excellent portable everyday laptop, and it's no wonder why when you consider its specs and features.

The thin and lightweight design makes it ideal for carrying around with you, whilst its elegant style makes it a laptop that you'd be proud to show off. 

Productivity can be enhanced with the latest Intel i5 processor and 16GB RAM, allowing you to power through any task or even multiple tasks simultaneously with ease. 

Plus, with ASUS intelligent performance technology, we see specialised algorithms increase CPU performance by up to 40%. Not only this, but you can enjoy this performance boost with efficient thermal cooling and minimal noise.

The display on this laptop is quite generous, with an 85% screen to body ratio that makes the most of available space whilst great colour reproduction on the IPS panel enables excellent colours from a range of viewing angles. 

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3 - Acer Swift 3 (2021) - £899.97

Acer Swift 3 2021 laptop

  • Intel Core i7-11370H Quad-Core Processor
  • 16.1" Full HD IPS Anti-glare Screen
  • 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Integrated Intel Xe Graphics

Say 'Hello' to the latest addition to the Acer swift range, the 2021 Acer Swift 3. This powerhouse of a laptop boasts the 11th gen i7 processor and Xe graphics. We also see a super-generous 1TB SSD which provides plenty of fast onboard storage for saving games, videos and more. 

The full HD IPS panel provides an ultrawide viewing angle as well as 100% SRGB colour reproduction for true to life colours on a range of content. 

Its portable design is perfect for taking on the go, whilst the long battery life of up to 12.5 hours gives you enough charge for a full day and more. If you do happen to run out of charge, you can use the fast charging feature which can provide up to 4 hours of battery life in just 30 minutes, so by the time you've grabbed a coffee and some breakfast the laptop is ready for half a days work.

You can quickly and safely log in and access documents when out and about thanks to the secure fingerprint reader. This gives a little extra peace of mind when in public spaces, such as a cafe or library as you don't have to worry about shielding your password. 

But it's not just the visuals that are great, as we have DTS Audio and Acer Trueharmony as well as AI noise cancellation. When these are combined, they give audio that is seriously impressive for a laptop, making it a great choice for getting engrossed in a good movie. 

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4 - Victus by HP 16 - £999.97 

Victus by HP Laptop

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Hexa Core Processor
  • 16.1" Full HD IPS 144Hz Screen
  • 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM
  • 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Graphics

From the Ryzen 5 5600h processor which has an impressive 6 cores, to the RTX 3060 Graphics card which has the latest ampere architecture as well as incredible raytracing,  this is a real premium laptop that's packed with top specs, making it brilliant not just for day to day tasks but gaming too.

With 16GB RAM, you have a gaming laptop that can handle multitasking with ease, whilst the 144Hz screen allows for sharp and responsive visuals. 

Whether you're gaming, working or creating, you can enjoy power all day with up to 9 hours of battery life, whilst the backlit keyboard means the entertainment doesn't have to stop even when it gets dark. 

It's also kitted out with all of the latest connectivity options, from WiFi 6 to USB C ports, allowing for fast and seamless connectivity as well as the transfer of data. 

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5 - Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 - £1,428.49

Dell XPS Laptop

  • Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad-Core Processor
  • 13.4" WUXGA Touch Screen
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics

This is a real premium 2-in-1 laptop, that offers top quality in every area from design and build to specs and features.

As a 2-in1 laptop, you have full freedom over how you work and enjoy entertainment. Choose between a standard laptop style or utilize the keyboard and work in a tablet format. 

This laptop loads up in no time, as its built-in lid sensor powers up almost as soon as the lid is opened. It also has optimised security, as it offers you two options for fast and secure login. You can choose between biometrics or a fingerprint login to give your important documents that extra level of protection. 

You can tell that the materials on this have been carefully selected to provide users with a real premium experience, from the smooth aluminium chassis to the Gorilla Glass 6 screens. Plus, these materials are extra durable, meaning this laptop can handle accidental bumps or scratches and still look as fresh as ever. 

Although this laptop is a real powerhouse, with the Intel i5 processor, Iris Xe Graphics and 8GB RAM, it still managed to keep its cool under heavy workloads thanks to a completely redesigned thermal unit that uses dual fans to direct cool air over a wider surface area whilst a vapour chamber and hidden exhaust increases venting. 

This Dell XPS is a real premium and modern 2-in-1, perfect for those looking for great specs on their Windows 11 device. 

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That concludes our top 5 recommendations for Windows 11 laptops, we hope you have found this helpful. For more roundups, check out Box Blogs where you can find the 'best laptops for business' and 'How to upgrade your laptop to windows 11'. 

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