Find out if your Surface device can be upgraded to Windows 11

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Windows 11 can also be used as an OS on other household devices, not just on your PCs.
  • There are phones, tablets, and other mobile devices that can support this brand-new OS.
  • Depending on the version of your Surface gadget version, you will be or not be able to install Windows 11.
  • This article contains a list of the thirteen Surface models that can be upgraded to Windows 11.
Surface Windows 11

Now that Microsoft kept their word and actually released the new operating system that everyone was so excited for, know that your PC isn’t the only device that you can use Windows 11 on.

Other gadgets, such as phones, tablets, or other mobile devices can also support the OS, so you can enjoy your favorite features even while on the move.

You can upgrade some Surface devices to Windows 11

It has been initially reported that there are only five old models of Surface that actually support upgrades, mainly the latest generation of Microsoft Surface products.

As we all know, until now, Microsoft has launched a grand total of 25 Surface models. The company did not actually comment on the models not included in the upgrade list.

A more than reasonable guess would be that this is related to the minimum hardware requirements of Windows 11 listed earlier today, or it may be related to TPM 2.0.

Most of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets are not eligible for upgrades, and Surface Hub, Surface Studio, and Surface Duo do not support upgrades.

These 13 devices support the new Windows 11

To simplify, if your Surface is a version before 2017, chances are your device probably does not support upgrading to Windows 11.

Needless to say, you can use the PC health check application to verify whether the device in your hand meets the minimum system requirements.

If the answer is yes and it meets the minimum system requirements, you can go ahead and upgrade it yourself.

Here is the list of Surface devices that can be upgraded with the new OS:

  • Surface Book 3 (May 2020)
  • Surface Book 2: Only models equipped with 8th generation Intel Core (i5-8350U or i7-8650U instead of i5-7300U) (November 2017)
  • Surface Go 2 (May 2020)
  • Surface Laptop 4 13.5″ (April 2021)
  • Surface Laptop 4 15″ (April 2021)
  • Surface Laptop 3 13.5” (October 2019)
  • Surface Laptop 3 15″ (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)

So what are you waiting for? You can now get your favorite operating system on your go-to gadget and start experiencing everything Windows 11 has to offer, even while on the road.

What kind of Microsoft Surface device are you trying to upgrade to Windows 11?

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