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Get the most out of Windows 11 with a new PC

With so many standout features, a new Windows 11 PC is always a good choice. But how do you decide on the right device for you?

Read on to learn what to look for when buying a new computer and how to get started.

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Five things to consider when buying your next computer

Having a lot of options is good, and with Windows computers, you really can’t go wrong. We’re here to help you navigate buying a new computer by narrowing down your options with these five key factors, so you can find the best one for your needs.

  1. Power: A faster processor means you can run more programs at the same time, have more files open, edit your videos, and play the games you want. Learn more about processors and choose the speed that’s powerful enough for your needs based on how you use your computer. And if battery life matters to you, there are options that deliver speed while keeping your power full.
  2. Form: There are tablets, custom desktops, 2-in-1 laptops, and more. Choosing the right form factor for you might be the most important part of choosing your next device. If you’re someone who’s always on the move, you might want a light, portable device, like Surface Go. Dedicated gamer? A desktop or high-powered laptop might be your best bet. There’s a perfect device for you, whatever your lifestyle is or how you plan to use it. Let us help you choose the right one for you.
  3. Hard drive: Look for a solid-state drive (SSD). These internal SSDs are faster, smaller, and lighter than hard-disk drives. With SSDs, your startup time is shorter, your battery lasts longer, and they’re less likely to be affected if you accidentally drop your device. If you store lots of documents, pictures, and videos, go big! If you’re more of a cloud-storage person, go small.
  4. Touchscreen: To touchscreen or not to touchscreen? That is the question. You touch your phone screen all day long, so why not your computer? Whether you’re an artist, a tactile learner, or just want to interact with your new PC in easier, more natural ways, a touchscreen can totally change how you experience your device. And Windows 11 comes with new shortcuts and touchscreen gestures. A compatible pen can enable you to use your computer the same way you would use paper or a drawing tablet.
  5. Video calling: A high-resolution camera on a new computer will help you stay connected to friends and family. Windows 11 prioritizes your ability to stay in touch, with more ways to connect than ever before. With Chat on Windows 11, you can video call, text, or chat with all your loved ones, no matter what device they’re on.

Taking the next step to your new PC

Now that you’ve decided a new computer is on the horizon, here are a few more tips to help you make the move.

  • Trust the laptop experts: Look for the Intel® Evo™ badge to know you can count on a laptop to have a great combination of purposeful technologies optimized for the experience you crave.
  • Look for your next computer: Want more help picking out your perfect computer for Windows 11? Find the one that’s right for you.
  • Trade in or recycle your current computer: Trade in your used devices to get extra cash back. If your devices aren’t eligible, you can recycle them for free.*
  • You decide: Once you have your new computer, you decide if you want to start fresh or if you prefer to transfer all your files and settings over. Easy setup and OneDrive have you covered.

That’s it! Making the switch to a new Windows PC couldn’t be easier. There are a variety of options at budget-friendly prices. And now that you know what to look for in a new computer, you’re bound to find the perfect fit for you.

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[*] Available only in Microsoft online store in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Offer valid for reimbursements with purchases of select hardware devices from Microsoft Store, after trade in of qualifying devices (PC, laptop, mobile phone, tablet), while supplies last. To be eligible for trade in, you must own the qualifying device, device must power on, battery must hold charge and not be required to be plugged in to operate, and be in fully functional, working condition without broken/missing components, cracked display/housing, liquid damage, modification(s) or have device warranty seal broken. Device cannot be password protected, and must include original chargers/accessories, and must contain hard drive. Customer must mail in the qualifying trade-in device to be eligible for the reimbursements. All trade-ins are final. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards, or credit towards other devices or products. May not be combined with other offers. Price discount does not include taxes, shipping, or other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Other exclusions and limits may apply.

This offer is operated by CExchange, LLC and is not sponsored by Microsoft. Any appraised value will be determined at trade in and provided by CExchange. All trade-ins and reimbursements are subject to CExchange’s sole discretion and approval. Recycle for Rewards program provided by CExchange and other terms and conditions may apply.