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Laptops With Windows 11 Support in Kenya (2023) 1

Let’s talk about Windows 11:

Windows 11 released in October 2021 by Microsoft ushers in new features from its predecessor Windows 10. Some new features include an updated start-up menu, widgets feature, improved performance and security. You can view a comprehensive list of what to expect with Windows 11 at pcmag’s website. 

Minimum PC Requirements For Windows 11:

Windows 11 laptops kenya

Not all laptops are able to run Windows 11. Microsoft has stated that for your computer to run this OS, it must meet the following thresholds. For more information on the requirements, visit Microsoft’s official Win.11 system requirements page, it has an in-depth guide on what you need to look out for. Below are some of the requirements that must be met:

Processor (CPU) 1 (GHz) or faster (2 or more cores)
RAM (Memory) 4GB of DDR4 memory
Storage 64 GB or more
System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot supported
TPM Trusted Platform module (Version 2.0)
Graphics card DirectX 12 compatible or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
Display (screen) High definition (720p) display.
Intel CPU Version 8th Generation and above

Our Top Windows 11 PC’s You Can Buy in Kenya:

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14-inch Intel Core i5 11th Generation, 8GB Ram, 512GB SSD:

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 PCs are among the most affordable computers available in Kenya. This particular Lenovo 14-inch IdeaPad 3, Core i5 is one of our favorites. It’s really fast on boot-up and running programs on it is very swift thanks to 8GB Ram and 512GB SSD. The size also makes it very portable for students and business professionals on the go. It comes in platinum grey priced at Ksh. 66,999. The IdeaPad 3-14 ITL6 supports Windows 11 on first installation.

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5, 11th Generation Core i5, 8GB Ram, 512GB SSD:

lenovo flex 5

Next up we have the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 Core i5. It’s a neat Ultrabook from Lenovo with 11th generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 Ram and 512GB SSD of storage. The key selling feature here is its 2-in-1 FHD display that comes with pen-support. We must say that the Flex 5’s display is really one of the best, especially for graphic designers and artists. This PC is a must-have for creatives looking for a powerful Windows 11 computer. For more power, there is a Lenovo Flex 5 Core i7-12th generation available too.

  • Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2 11th Gen Core i7, 8GB Ram, 1TB HDD Laptop:

lenovo thinkbook 15 g2

Another laptop that will work great with Windows 11 is the Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2. The ThinkBook is a highly recommendable laptop for business with robust features. Some of its best features include fingerprint support, a full-sized keyboard and a FHD 15-inch display and incredible battery-life. If you like 15-inch laptops with a solid design which run Windows 11 we believe this Thinkbook will impress you beyond expectations. If the 15-inch screen seems too big for you, the thinkbook is also available in 14-inches as the Lenovo Thinkbook 14 G2 

  • HP 15 Notebook DW1259nia, Intel Core i5, 4GB Ram, 1TB HDD Laptop:

hp 15 notebook

HP has always been a trusted PC maker, and their line of 15-inch Notebooks from the less powerful HP 15 Celeron to the high-end HP 15 Core i7 support Windows 11. The HP 15 Notebook DW1259nia is one of them. This notebook has a really nice mesh-knit lightweight design. The laptop is powered by a 10th generation core i5-10210U CPU, memory-wise it comes with 4GB Ram and 1TB in terms of storage. HP notebooks like the DW1259nia are great options for students and businesses wishing to buy an affordable Windows 11 compatible PC.

Other HP 15 Notebooks laptops compatible with Win11 include:

  1. HP 15S-FQ5020NIA

  2. HP 15 DW3037NIA

  3. HP 15 DA3007NIA

  • HP ProBook 430 G8 11th Gen Core i7, 8GB Ram, 512GB SSD, 14-inch laptop:

hp probook 430 g8 core i7

The ProBook line of computers are some of the best when it comes to business. This one referred to as the HP Probook 430 G8 runs on an Intel Core i7 11th gen CPU with 8GB of Ram and 512GB storage. The 430 G8 is slim when it comes to design, with a body made of aluminum, giving it a premium look like an HP envy. The sound quality of the front-facing speakers are excellent and loud on the 430 G8. Security is also one of the key strengths of this Ultrabook. For example, it comes with fingerprint unlock. So if you’re shopping for a powerful 13-inch i7 PC that is Win11 compatible, checkout the 430 G8.

Other similar ProBooks that support Windows 11 include:

  1. HP ProBook 450 G8 Core i7, 8GB Ram, 512GB SSD, 15-inch

  2. HP ProBook 440 G8 Core i7, 8GB Ram, 512GB SSD, 14-inch

  • HP Pavilion X360 14 DY1037NIA 11th Gen Core i5, 14-inch, 256GB SSD, 8GB Ram:

hp pavilion x360 14

Sixth, we have this affordable premium HP laptop known as the Pavilion. The HP Pavilion x360 14 Core i5, 8GB Ram, 512GB SSD DY1037nia has everything you need from a performance oriented HP core i5 laptop. It features an Intel Iris Xe graphics which is able to handle games at high fps and an 11th generation core i5 CPU. Windows 11 will work perfectly with the Pavilion 14, the specs of this laptop make it 100% compatible with the new OS from Microsoft. Intel also claims that Windows 11 works better on You might confuse this Pavilion with an HP envy, as the two laptops have some similar characteristics, like an X360 display. The Pavilion 14 also comes with fingerprint and touch display.

Other Pavilion Laptops that support Windows 11 include:



Windows 11 features a ton of new features which consumers will love. Microsoft has also claimed that newer gen computers with (10th Generation and above CPU’s) work even better with Win11 as they have the perfect hardware capabilities.

One Comment

  1. Dear Smartbuy,

    My first laptop was a Lenovo and I fell in love with it. I have two questions/requests;

    (a.) I have an HP Elitebook 840 G4, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. Do you have trade-ins?
    (b.) Can I get a Lenovo IdeaPad 3 on credit payment terms?

    Kindest regards.

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