Dell & Microsoft – Changing the Game with Windows 11

New design. Human connection. Personalized Content. Simplicity.

What do all of these have in common? These are the themes coming from today’s Windows 11 announcement. It’s where you’ll see us continue to work closely with Microsoft to provide the PC experiences that matter, regardless of how you interact with technology.

This is critical as we think about the role PCs play in our new do-from-anywhere world. The PC remains the #1 choice for people who need to stay connected or work from anywhere. The proof is in the numbers: new data reveals that nearly 1 million PCs are currently being sold every day and IDC forecasts 18.2% growth for the PC market in 2021.* As the way we work, connect and collaborate changes, we know the real evolution is in the experiences – that’s why you’ve seen us invest in making the PC more personal, more intelligent, more connected and – of course – more beautiful.

Combine that with Microsoft’s focus on simplicity, ease-of-use and personal connection and, together, we are changing the game. Here’s how:

  • New Design: It always starts here. The refreshed user experience and clean, fluid redesign of Windows 11 pops with our immersive displays. Take our XPS 13 with OLED as an example, this PC will dial up the new Windows layout and immerse you in stunning contrast and color.
  • Human Connection: We all crave connectedness, and Windows 11 lets you reach the people you care about easier. Right from your desktop you can text, chat, voice or video call with just a click. But that doesn’t mean much if your device isn’t designed for connectivity and collaboration. From our 5G enabled Latitude PCs with faster internet speeds to enhancements we’ve made in our camera, displays and audio features, we’re creating experiences that allow you to truly adopt a work, play and collaborate-from-anywhere lifestyle.
  • Choice: We all want it done our way. Today, we live in a multi-PC environment (for work, play or learning) and we don’t see that changing. With Windows 11, our devices will feature the latest innovations in touch, stylus and voice – and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on these features while working on the Dell PC model of your choice. Products like our recently launched Alienware X15 built for a new generation of gamers, our XPS and Precision devices designed for creators at all levels, and our intelligent business PCs that help you work smarter represent our passion for providing PCs that amplify your experiences from the moment you power them on.

When can you expect Windows 11? We are not at liberty to share dates just yet. But here’s what we can tell you: you’ll see many of our PCs available with Windows 11 starting on day one. And you can continue buying our Windows-based PCs with the confidence that you’ll be offered a free upgrade to Windows 11 after it’s available (all Windows-based Dell PCs on meet the Windows 11 system requirements. You can  learn more about system requirements here). So, no need to wait if you’re treating yourself and/or a loved one to a new device.

Source: The PC Shipment Wave Continues as Volumes Are Forecast to Grow 18.2% in 2021 with a 5-Year CAGR of 2.5%, According to IDC. IDC. (n.d.).

About the Author: Rahul Tikoo

Rahul Tikoo currently leads the Specialty Business Unit at Dell. As a part of this role, Rahul is responsible for Product Planning and Management, Business Strategy and Leadership of Precision Workstation, Rugged and IOT products. He was hired, as the engineering leader for Precision products, from AMD in January, 2013. At AMD, Rahul held several diverse leadership roles including the head of Server Engineering, Global Customer Support and Corporate Quality. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. Rahul is a product geek at heart and enjoys bringing innovative technology solutions to market.