5 Reasons You’ll Love the New Windows 11

Leaning into innovation, honing in on our hobbies, and finding new ways to connect with each other has been paramount over the last year. Windows 11, Microsoft’s first major operating system update in six years, brings you closer to what you love and provides the tools needed for modern living.

Family, friends, obsessions, music and creative pursuits all have a special place in Windows 11, and its fresh, new tools make it easier to be efficient. With applications and features that make your digital experience as bespoke as possible, Windows 11 has everything you need for whatever is coming next in your career and personal life.

Here, five reasons you’ll fall in love with the new Windows 11.

1. Enhances productivity

Windows 11 brings many new features that help enhance your productivity and efficiency. Use Snap Layouts to organize and arrange the apps you want to multitask with on your screen. With Snap Groups, you can save your Snap Layout, minimize it, and even create another grouping with a different Layout altogether. 

For those who use a display monitor with their laptop, Windows 11’s new undocking feature ensures that when you disconnect your laptop, all apps get minimized and stored in Snap Groups.

2. Great for gaming

Downtime is just as important as work time, and Windows 11 knows it. Complete with superior graphics, incredible speed and the peripherals you love, Windows 11 allows you to compete and play online with on-console players. Take your gaming to the next level with a subscription to Xbox Game Pass where you can play over 100 high-quality games with friends on your PC, console, phone or tablet for one low monthly price*. With games added all the time, there’s always something new to play*.

3. Provides human connection

Innovation in connection was a top priority for this major update. With loved ones and colleagues finding themselves far apart from each other, being able to call and connect at the drop of a hat is vital to our wellbeing and work efficiency. With Chat in Windows 11, you can instantly connect with others right from your desktop — call, chat, text or video call anyone for free.

4. Lets you personalize your digital space.

Microsoft’s updated operating system reimagines the way a PC should work for you and with you. By redefining productivity, Windows 11 promises less noise, less clutter and less chaos on your desktop.

While Windows 10 also offered virtual desktops, this update adds to the experience by allowing you to choose different wallpapers, making it easier to differentiate between however many desktops you choose to have. For those who’ve never used virtual desktops before, the system allows users to create multiple desktops for work and personal use. You can rename and rearrange them, making it easy to flip between each one.

Windows 11 is where performance and personalization meet. Using Widgets, you can curate your news, information and entertainment right on your desktop. Pair it with the enhanced browser performance from Microsoft Edge and you’ve got a winning combination.

5. Use it on a variety of devices

Windows 11 can be used across all of your devices, making it easy to switch from your tablet to your desktop or laptop. With Windows Gestures, Microsoft designed an operating system that can work with both your hands and a mouse, depending on which mode you choose to work in. Bigger touch targets and more space between icons make it easy to switch between modes without worrying about efficiency.

*Xbox Game Pass subscription sold separately. Terms and exclusions apply. Game catalog varies over time, by region, and by device. See xbox.com/gamepass and https://www.ea.com/eaplay/terms for details. Xbox Cloud Gaming: Streaming limits apply. Requires compatible controller (sold separately), supported device and Xbox Game Pass app; see system requirements. System requirements vary game by game; performance scales with higher-end systems. See: https://www.microsoft.com/en us/windows/windows-11-specifications

Learn more about Windows 11 and how to upgrade your devices.

By Staples Canada

December 07, 2021