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Joan Archer

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Just seen this laptop on Currys/PC World site what's the opinion with regards to buying this machine ready for the launch of 11?

ACER Aspire 5 A515-56G 15.6" Laptop - Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB SSD, Silver​

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 Convertible 15-bq0xx
    CPU
    AMD A9 Stoney Ridge
    Motherboard
    HP 8312 (Socket FP4)
    Memory
    8.00GB Dual-Channel Unknown (?-0-0-0)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz) 512MB ATI AMD Radeon R5 Graphics (HP)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    119GB SanDisk SD8SN8U-128G-1006 (SSD)
    931GB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 (SATA)
    Keyboard
    Inbuilt
    Mouse
    Touchpad/HP Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    BT Halo 2 Fibre up to 76Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    MSE, MalwareBytes
    Other Info
    Several Seagate Portable Hard Drives, External ODD&HDD DVD Player,

    Epson Expression XP-4100 Series Printer, HP Headphones HP Optical Mouse
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 Renoir 7mm Technology
    Motherboard
    HP 887A (FP6)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVLB512HBJQ-000H1 (SSD)
    Mouse
    Elan Input Device Touchpad/HID-compliant wireless mouse.
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    BT Halo 2 Fibre up to 76Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    MSE, MalwareBytes and hopefully common sense.
    Other Info
    Several Seagate Portable Hard Drives, External ODD&HDD DVD Player,

    Epson Expression XP-4100 Series Printer, HP Headphones HP Optical Mouse
Quick search on Acer website shows that manufacturer promises its upgradeability to Windows 11 for free.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro; Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-12700K (Alder Lake)
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z690-M Plus D4
    Memory
    16 GB (2x8 Corsair DDR4-2132)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 235PQ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Windows 11: Samsung SSD 870 EVO, 500 GB (SATA), MBR
    Windows 8.1: Samsung SSD 980 PRO, 500 GB (M.2), MBR
    PSU
    Platimax D.F. 1050 W (80 Plus Platinum)
    Internet Speed
    Local link 1 Gbps, provider's line 500 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller (for Windows 8.1 compatibility)
    Microsoft Office H&S 2013 x64
what's the opinion with regards to buying this machine ready for the launch of 11?
Should be no problem, from Slavic's link.....

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...my System One below is one of these, and I'm currently running 11 on it. The ISO install checked and passed it as fully complaint, installed without a problem.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
Just seen this laptop on Currys/PC World site...
Their site specifically says it will get W11....
Currys/PC World said:

Product features​

  • Windows 10 / Free Upgrade to Windows 11

...so take it back for a refund if it doesn't :wink:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
There is another one there which has 1TB of SSD storage, it's a £100 more.

ACER Swift 3 16.1" Laptop - Intel® Core™ i7, 1 TB SSD, Grey​

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 Convertible 15-bq0xx
    CPU
    AMD A9 Stoney Ridge
    Motherboard
    HP 8312 (Socket FP4)
    Memory
    8.00GB Dual-Channel Unknown (?-0-0-0)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz) 512MB ATI AMD Radeon R5 Graphics (HP)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    119GB SanDisk SD8SN8U-128G-1006 (SSD)
    931GB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 (SATA)
    Keyboard
    Inbuilt
    Mouse
    Touchpad/HP Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    BT Halo 2 Fibre up to 76Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    MSE, MalwareBytes
    Other Info
    Several Seagate Portable Hard Drives, External ODD&HDD DVD Player,

    Epson Expression XP-4100 Series Printer, HP Headphones HP Optical Mouse
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 Renoir 7mm Technology
    Motherboard
    HP 887A (FP6)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVLB512HBJQ-000H1 (SSD)
    Mouse
    Elan Input Device Touchpad/HID-compliant wireless mouse.
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    BT Halo 2 Fibre up to 76Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    MSE, MalwareBytes and hopefully common sense.
    Other Info
    Several Seagate Portable Hard Drives, External ODD&HDD DVD Player,

    Epson Expression XP-4100 Series Printer, HP Headphones HP Optical Mouse

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