When will Windows 11 arrive and how much will it cost

Windows 11 has been official since the end of June, but there are still several doubts about Microsoft's new operating system, such as when will it arrive and how much will it cost

In a few weeks we've dedicated a whole series of articles to the next big update of Microsoft's operating system, Windows 11, in order to properly clarify the main doubts, from what to know before installing it to the system requirements, passing through what is it and what is the TPM 2 for.0.

Today we want to face in a more in-depth way two of the most important aspects of Windows 11, that is when it arrives and how much it costs, the operating system that has struck for its innovations, which are many and involve different aspects of the user interface, both aesthetic and functional. The one that has struck those interested in Windows 11 the most is the redesign of the Start menu, now positioned in the middle of the taskbar; then the elimination of the tiles has made way for a menu that has recently used apps, documents and files in the foreground, to pursue Microsoft's idea of making the entire operating system more flexible.

When Windows 11 arrives

In a sense Windows 11 has already arrived. Partially, because in the moment in which we write it is already available the beta version, the one dedicated to developers and to all those fans, better to say curious, that for their sporadic use of the system are willing to accept a whole series of bugs, malfunctions and possible problems (which of course will remain outside the final version of the operating system) to familiarize themselves with the novelty.

At the end of the beta period, Windows 11 will arrive in its final guise. When, unfortunately, is hard to say, not least because Microsoft has provided rather vague statements. It was said that it would arrive close to Christmas, only to find out that it will only be found on new devices on the market at that time.

In other words, Windows 11 will be preinstalled on new computers, laptops, tablets and company by the end of the year, while the update planned for those using Windows 10 will take longer. A few days after the presentation Microsoft has communicated through the Twitter profile that the upgrade from Windows 10 will begin in 2022 to conclude within the first half of the year, so indicatively by June 2022.

How much does Windows 11 cost

This is a theme very dear to those who use with satisfaction for years the operating systems of Microsoft, and the question recurs because in the past the new versions of the operating systems of Redmond had to be purchased at prices, often, unpopular. The good news that came along with the presentation is that those who have a "valid" version of Windows 10, then with a product key legal and verified, will not have to cough up a euro in the transition to Windows 11: the update will be free for all.

Those who do not have Windows 10 or buy a computer without any operating system installed in the factory will have to buy a license for Windows 11. The costs have not yet been defined, but can be assumed very similar if not identical to those required today for a Windows 10 license, so a figure of about 150 euros.