Windows 11 review: An unnecessary replacement for Windows 10

Windows 11 contains some good ideas. But it also feels like Microsoft made some fundamental changes to Windows for no good reason.

Microsoft Windows 11
  • Expert Rating

    2.50 / 5


  • Fresh new look
  • Initial installation is clean and purposeful
  • Settings menu is even more useful


  • Taskbar, Start reworkings don't benefit users
  • Teams chat is unnecessary and potentially obtrusive
  • Local offline accounts require Windows 11 Pro

Bottom Line

A decidedly mixed bag of improved features and unnecessary changes. Windows 11 will undoubtedly improve over time, but it's a very polarizing upgrade that many users will want to forgo for now.

Would you buy this?

Windows 11 doesn't convincingly answer the question every user should ask: Why do I need this? Microsoft's new operating system repurposes some of Microsoft's cancelled Windows 10X code, but without the unified vision of its predecessor.

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