Windows 11: The Pros and Cons

Microsoft is constantly making improvements to their operating system (OS) and most recently has launched Windows 11.  This means that Microsoft customers can now upgrade their computers to Windows 11 for free. With that said, almost none of Windows 11’s promised big features are actually included right now, and no matter how promising a new version of Windows is, some launch day issues are inevitable. Here is an early look at Windows 11 OS

The Positives:

Aesthetically beautiful

The new Windows 11’s new desktop wallpapers and backgrounds that are way better than its predecessor. It also provides more options and caters to 4K display screens.


The new taskbar is a dock in the center of the screen. This is very similar to Apple’s MacBook operating system where all the applications are centered in the bottom of the screen. This especially helpful for touch enabled devices.


New widgets are included in a dedicated pane and appear on the left side of the home screen. They are also created in a way to present information rather than just icons for applications. This feature was previously introduced in Windows 7 Vista.

Next Generation gaming and Android Apps

Windows 11 is optimized for a better gaming experience through a robust combination of GPU, CPU and storage subsystems interconnection. It also provides gaming console like features Auto HDR which optimizes screen brightness depending on the type of game.

Microsoft Teams

Teams is built-in and configured as a default app for primary communication and is available in the taskbar menu.

The Negatives:

More Expensive Hardware

Since Windows 11 runs a smoother and fancier backgrounds and UI experience, it will require a higher and more expensive GPU than your normal computer or laptop. Unless you are running a powerful computer or get a new computer, you won’t be able to run Windows 11 because of the hardware requirements.

User Experience

Various things have changed compared to Windows 10 so it will be very difficult for many users to adapt. The classic Windows interface has changed and so it will require getting used to to the new operating system.

Farewell to Cortana

The A.I. that helped a lot as an assistant to many will not be installed by default but can be installed separately.

In conclusion, Microsoft is promoting a more personal user experience on which users can personalize their desktop based on their behavior, needs and wants. However, this will increase costs on the user end since it will require a more powerful machine to fully use the Windows 11 environment. I can see the benefits of this for consumers market but I highly doubt that Windows 11 will be beneficial to businesses. It will take some time or maybe another iteration of Windows for the corporate world to adapt and move to this new technology.

Brian Bundalian is a Client Support Specialist at Triella.  We are a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium-sized firms. Brian can be reached at 647.426.1004. For additional articles, go to our blog page. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.

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