Dell and Microsoft: Changing the Game with Windows 11

Microsoft Windows 11 is coming to Dell and we’re pumped for what’s ahead. The PC remains the #1 choice for people who need to stay connected or work from anywhere.

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 dell.com meet the Windows 11 system requirements. You can  learn more about system requirements here). So, no need to wait if you’re eyeing a back-to-school PC or treating yourself and/or a loved one to a new device.

We’re excited to hear your thoughts on the new OS. Engage with us on social.  And stay tuned for more!

*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.). https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS47523121

About the Author: Rahul Tikoo

Rahul Tikoo is the Senior Vice President for Client Product Business Unit. He is responsible for portfolio strategy, product management and overall business performance for all of Dell’s Commercial and Consumer PCs. In this role, he leads a team that is passionate about building the best products in the world and running the operational processes that ensure that Dell can continue to innovate, develop, and manage a product portfolio that delights customers. Rahul joined Dell in January 2013 to lead Precision Engineering and Architecture teams, bringing several industry leading & award-winning workstation products to market. After that he became Vice President and General Manager for Precision Workstations in the Product Group, delivering high performance computing solutions to creative professionals across a variety of industries. Rahul then led the Mobility team which included business strategy, product planning and marketing of Latitude and Education mobility notebooks. Before joining Dell, Rahul held a variety of leadership roles at Advanced Micro Devices Inc., a leading semiconductor company, leading Server Platform Development, Global Customer Support & Corporate Quality among many others. Rahul holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and is currently based out of Austin, Texas.