Dell is determined to be one of the first companies to have Windows 10 computers ready to go. The company says if you pre-order a PC configured with Windows 10 software today, it’ll be eligible for free next-day shipping, which means it could arrive at your door on July 29th — the day Windows 10 officially launches.
Almost 70 different Dell laptops, 2-in-1 notebooks, and desktops are available from Dell.com, and the company says more than 50 systems will be available from other retailers starting July 29th.
Of course, you don’t need to order a new PC to get Windows 10. It’s available as a free upgrade for most users running Windows 7 or later. But Microsoft will be rolling out the update in phases, so not everyone who registered for the free upgrade will receive the update right away.
If you have a computer that’s not eligible for the free upgrade, you can also buy a Windows 10 license for $100 and up.
Microsoft’s new operating system heralds the return of the Start Menu, the introduction of the Cortana voice assistant and search utility for desktop and notebook users, the new Microsoft Edge web browser, and a number of other changes. For the most part, the OS feels like a cross between Windows 7 and Windows 8… in a good way.
HP also says it will deliver Windows 10 computers to customers starting July 29th.