The first Windows 11 Insider build might be slow on older devices

by Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
Passionate about technology, Windows, and everything that has a power button, he spent most of his time developing new skills and learning more about the tech world. Coming... read more
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  • Microsoft released the first dev channel version for Windows 11, for all Insiders.
  • Many are complaining that the new OS is quite laggy and very slow to respond.
  • Users point out that they are experiencing animation shutter and other visual glitches.
  • Others say it works smooth and fast on some of the most recent or powerful devices. 
Windows 11 Insider dev channel

One of the most anticipated moments in the fresh history of Microsoft’s new operating system is finally upon us.

The first preview build for Windows 11 has become available for all insiders, in the dev channel. However, it appears that this early version did not really live up the user expectations.

After trying it for the first time, users flocked to social media platforms to share their experience with other curious Windows 11 enthusiasts.

Windows 11 preview build is laggy and unreliable for some

While some users are completely satisfied and eager to further explore all the possibilities that Windows 11 has to offer, others are not quite as convinced, or pleased with the new product.

Social media platforms have been flooded with complaints aimed at the new dev build for Microsoft’s new operating system.

The most complaints are related to the fact that Windows 11 is extremely laggy, even more than expected for a preview version.

To be a bit more exact, users accuse intense animation shutter while using the new OS preview build, paired with visual glitches and a slowly reacting Task Manager.

Although this information something we would want to hear, its not at all shocking or unexpected. This is, after all, a pre-release developers build which focuses on the flagging and fixing of current issues.

So, it’s pretty normal for some users to experience quite a few hiccups while navigating the intricate new system that is Windows 11.

The new build works fine on faster devices, apparently

Some of the other participants to the above-mentioned Reddit thread are actually trying to show the opposite of what the thread is all about.

While some struggle with the new Windows 11 build, users that have more recent or simply stronger PC/laptop builds, state that the OS is running smoothly for them.

Running buttery smooth on my Ryzen 7 1700. / It’s extremely fast on my dell! Way faster than any win10 dev build ever

This leads us to believe that some users are probably not taking into consideration some of the system requirements that Microsoft announced for Windows 11.

We can all agree that, yes, this is a preview build, but it’s still Windows 11, not Windows 10, which means that, even though it’s still a preview build, it still needs some important resources to run smoothly.

And, as we mentioned before, it is still way to early to put a permanent stamp on Windows 11’s performance just yet. Many things can and most probably will change until Microsoft releases it to the public as a finished product.

All we can do now is try to contribute to the bettering of the new OS, by flagging existing issues.

Over the coming months, Microsoft will surely release more and more builds to Windows Insiders, each version being significantly tweaked and improved.

Have you already tried the new Windows 11 dev build? If so, share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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