What you need to know
- ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI recently shared lists of devices that will work with Windows 11.
- Hundreds of models of ASUS PCs will be able to upgrade to the new operating system later this year.
- Gigabyte, ASUS, and MSI also clarify which motherboards will support the new OS.
With Windows 11 on the way, many people want to know if their PC will be able to upgrade to the new operating system. Controversial minimum requirements for Windows 11 and a confusing PC Health Check app that has since been pulled didn't clear up confusion for PC owners. To help clear things up, manufacturers are sharing lists of devices that will get Windows 11 later this year and into 2022. Dell, HP, and Acer shared lists last month, and now ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI have done the same (via Neowin).
ASUS has an extensive list of devices that will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. It contains hundreds of PCs, so we won't list them all here. Devices from ASUS' Zenbook, Zenbook Flip, Zephyrus, ASUS TUF, ROG Strix, Zen AiO, and ExpertBook lines will all be able to upgrade to the new operating system. Several other types of PCs will also be able to upgrade.
ASUS also has a separate list of motherboards that will support Windows 11.
Gigabyte explains in a press release that several of its motherboards will work with Windows 11. Motherboards have caused quite a bit of confusion due to the TPM 2.0 requirement of Windows 11. Gigabyte addresses this concern (emphasis added):
MSI shared a list of desktops and all-in-one PCs that will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. Devices from the company's Infinite, Codex, Trident, Aegis, and PRO all-in-one lineups are among the supported devices. A Reddit post from MSI also lists which of its motherboards will support Windows 11.
Get the Windows Central Newsletter
All the latest news, reviews, and guides for Windows and Xbox diehards.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.