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Windows 11 promises longer battery life for laptops, 40% smaller updates

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Windows 11 was announced today with a refreshed user interface and several new features. Much attention will be made to the design changes, but another important aspect of Windows 11 is performance. 

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Microsoft said during its Windows 11 event that the operating system would enable longer battery life in laptops as a result of power optimization. Moreover, updates will happen in the background and be 40% smaller than Windows 10 updates. 

Upgrading to Windows 11 will be free and the process is the same as making a Windows 10 update. The new OS will arrive this holiday on eligible PCs and new models. 

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