Windows 11 could exclude dozens of Microsoft Surface computers and tablets if a company representative is to be believed.
Microsoft Officially Introduced Windows 11New operating system. This new generation is giving way to More modern interfaceAnd the New smart functions And the Very promising new store. good news, is that the update will be freeThe bad news is that Windows 11 asks a lot of questions about Compatibility with existing equipment.
As for Surface products, we have the first answers and they are not at all reassuring.
A handful of compatible products
PCWorld asked Microsoft directly what devices the company is marketing that are compatible with Windows 11. A representative shared the official list of devices eligible for the Windows 11 update and it’s pretty short:
- Surface Book 3 (May 2020)
- Surface Book 2 (8th Gen Intel models only (Core i5-8350U or Core i7-8650U) (March 2019)
- Surface Go 2 (May 2020)
- Surface Laptop 4 13.5″ (April 2021)
- Surface Laptop 4 15″ (April 2021)
- Surface Laptop 3 13.5-inch (October 2019)
- Surface Laptop 3 15-inch (October 2019)
- Surface Laptop 2 (October 2018)
- Surface Laptop Go (October 2020)
- Surface Pro 7+ (February 2021)
- Surface Pro 7 (October 2019)
- Surface Pro 6 (October 2018)
- Surface Pro X (November 2019)
As you can see, the list does not include any products dating back to before October 2018, a little less than three years ago. Microsoft doesn’t explain exactly why relatively recent Surface products are compatible with Windows 11. Is this because the TPM 2.0 chip needs to be integrated? However, the absent products like the first generation Surface Go do just fine.
Remember that we’re only on the day after Windows 11 is announced and that the situation could change by the time the operating system is released at the end of the year.
The roof over 4000 euros is good for trash?
We will not include all absentees from this list. However, it should be noted that popular products such as the Surface Pro or the Surface Go are effectively omitted here. Perhaps the worst example of this is the Surface Studio. These desktops marketed by Microsoft for more than 4000 euros in France are still today, not labeled as compatible with Windows 11.
So we hope Microsoft will think about it and come back to this list to expand it. The new Windows release will undoubtedly make it possible to sell new devices to Microsoft and its partners, but we should not force consumers either by making perfectly working devices incompatible.
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