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A Windows 11 Review by the team at BSE-IT

by | Dec 16, 2022 | Blog, IT Products

Windows 11 Review

The tech giant Microsoft launched its fully new Windows 11 Operating System (OS) back in 5th October 2021. With this launch, they’ve entered into the modern era. Microsoft completely redesigned the OS with a fresh look to give it a new start for the next generation.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/windows-11?r=1

Microsoft has already released version two of Windows 11 in September 2022 which is named as Windows 11 version 22H2. This version came up with a few important bug fixes and overall enhanced platform improvements with tons of stunning latest features. Users around world are loving the new look of their favourite Windows OS.

Modern Design with Cool Features

The all-new Windows 11 made a big change visually compared to Windows 10. Thanks to its minimalistic design that helps user to manage the interface with ease.

In this new operating system, Microsoft kept the Start Menu and Taskbar on the middle of the screen which is a bit similar to ChromeOS and MacOS. Though you can move it to the left corner if you wish to.

In terms of visual changes, Microsoft added rounded corners on the windows with new Fluent Emojis, eye catchy app icons. Though we haven’t yet seen the 3D emojis, but it might come up with next updates.

Some of the cool features of this OS are live captions in the browser and also the Focus Mode that will help you to customise the notification settings for a certain amount of time, so that you can give your full focus on your work.

Taskbar and Start Menu

The biggest changes Microsoft made is on the Taskbar and Start Menu which is completely different from Windows 10.

The Start Menu is made in a simplistic design where you can just find a static list of installed apps and your recent documents on the bottom of the Menu. To make the Start Menu look clean Microsoft removed the Live Tiles.

The search box in the taskbar turned into a simple icon that looks tidier than the previous Windows 10. The Cortana function has also been removed from the Taskbar.

Integration with Android Apps

This is one of the amazing features of the new Windows 11 OS. Using Amazon Appstore Windows 11 allows you to use Android apps. Currently not all the Android apps are supported on the OS, but it might be updated with the newer versions of the OS as there are still a lot to change.

Enhanced Features in Gaming

If you are a gamer and looking for the best OS for gaming, then this might be the right option for you. Microsoft gaming is one of the main focus points and they are working accordingly to improve the OS for gamers.

It comes with DirectStorage and Auto HDR features as new gaming technology. The DIrectStorage feature will help the gamers to load their game within seconds. Gamers will enjoy incredible clarity in gaming with the Auto HDR features.

System Requirements

To use Windows 11 on any PC the following requirements are needed

CPU with at least 1 GHz (compatible with 64-bit processor)

Minimum 4GB of RAM

Secure Boot capable UEFI firmware

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0

Graphics card with DirectX12

Pros

Fresh eye-catchy look

Intuitive and simple menus

Loads of useful Widgets

New technologies for gaming

Improved features with powerful performance

Android app integration

Cons

System requirements are a bit high

Teams integration is not for everyone

Tablet mode needs improvement

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