Today, I installed Windows 11 22000.160 on my 2017 Lenovo Thinkpad T470, with a i5-7300.
The Windows 11 UI feels like an incremental improvement over Windows 10. While the rounded windows and new icons are welcoming. I don’t see this as a big reason to upgrade to Windows 11 right away. Albeit, the UI could change in a few months. The start menu is alright, but definitely feels like downgrade from Windows 10.
Windows 11 feels about the same as Windows 10. I have encountered some bugs already, with the desktop right context menu, crashing Windows UI. I have tested Portal 1 and ran without any hiccups. Everything opens as it should and the resources are utilized about the same. This is to be seen over time.
I have not tested intensive gaming yet, as my Thinkpad lacks a discrete graphics chip.
Web browsing and everything else is fine too.
Start up time
Windows 11 boots about the same as Windows 10, no significant difference here.
Nice and refreshing, like Android almost.
While Windows 11 is a nice refresh over Windows 10. I personally don’t see any compelling reasons to upgrade, when it’s released. I would recommend waiting a few months after RTM.
That’s if your PC can even run Windows 11. Hopefully my relatively new Thinkpad t470 can run it!