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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best operating systems.

The operating system (OS) is the software that powers your computer so it is important to choose the right one. It's what lets you run programs, access files, and control how your computer works. Browse the top-ranked list of best operating systems below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Microsoft - Windows 11 Pro - English - Digital - English - Front_Zoom

    Model: FQC-10572
    Publisher: Microsoft
    SKU: 6498483
    Top comment

    "Windows 11 Pro...Windows 11 is an excellent operating system! Smooth fluent and I like the newer look of everything....A great overall operating system, especially for gaming!"

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    Windows 11 is designed for hybrid work. Windows 11 Pro delivers a powerful, streamlined user experience that helps you stay focused and get more done – wherever your office might be.
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    "Windows 11 Pro...Windows 11 is an excellent operating system! Smooth fluent and I like the newer look of everything....A great overall operating system, especially for gaming!"

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    Product Description

    Windows 11 is designed for hybrid work. Windows 11 Pro delivers a powerful, streamlined user experience that helps you stay focused and get more done – wherever your office might be.
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  2. Microsoft - Windows 11 Home - English - Digital - English - Front_Zoom

    Model: KW9-00664
    Publisher: Microsoft
    SKU: 6498482
    Top comment

    "Operating system...I love this operating system so much and is awesomeness...windows is always the best operating system you can get for your pc!"

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    Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
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    "Operating system...I love this operating system so much and is awesomeness...windows is always the best operating system you can get for your pc!"

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    Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
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  3. Microsoft - Windows 11 Pro Upgrade, from Windows 11 Home - English - Digital - English - Front_Zoom
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    "WIndows 11 Pro Upgrade...Best price at BestBuy for the times when the Home edition of the Windows 11 operating system just can't work....Operating System"

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    Windows 11 is designed for hybrid work. Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro for all the features of Windows 11 Home plus tools for business use. Windows 11 Pro delivers a powerful, streamlined user experience that helps you stay focused and get more done – wherever your office might be.
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    "WIndows 11 Pro Upgrade...Best price at BestBuy for the times when the Home edition of the Windows 11 operating system just can't work....Operating System"

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    Windows 11 is designed for hybrid work. Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro for all the features of Windows 11 Home plus tools for business use. Windows 11 Pro delivers a powerful, streamlined user experience that helps you stay focused and get more done – wherever your office might be.
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  4. AVG - Ultimate (5 Devices) (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Mac OS, Windows [Digital] - Front_Zoom
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    "this AVG - Ultimate (5 Devices) (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Mac, Windows is the best when it comes to protection and ease of usage...It doesn't bog down your system and the price is just right."

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    AVG Ultimate gives you the very best of AVG: from advanced, real-time security for your computers, phones, and tablets to premium tune-up apps to keep it all running smoothly. Not even Macs are safe from malware. AVG Internet Security protects your Macs, so viruses, spyware, ransomware, and hackers don't stand a chance. Block malware and unsafe apps with the software for Android phones and tablets, and make thieves' lives harder with its advanced anti-theft protection.
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    "this AVG - Ultimate (5 Devices) (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Mac, Windows is the best when it comes to protection and ease of usage...It doesn't bog down your system and the price is just right."

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    AVG Ultimate gives you the very best of AVG: from advanced, real-time security for your computers, phones, and tablets to premium tune-up apps to keep it all running smoothly. Not even Macs are safe from malware. AVG Internet Security protects your Macs, so viruses, spyware, ransomware, and hackers don't stand a chance. Block malware and unsafe apps with the software for Android phones and tablets, and make thieves' lives harder with its advanced anti-theft protection.
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  5. Apple - iMac 24" All-in-One - M3 chip - 8GB Memory - 256GB (Latest Model) - Blue - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "I love that I’m able to quickly reply to a text message while I’m working and not get distracted by my phone. Transferring from a windows laptop to a Mac was something I was concerned about but after I downloaded Google I had everything I needed. ...My only issue with this computer is the storage capacity which is only 256 GB which is actually less than that when you include the operating system. It only has 2 lighting bolt ports in the back as well. "

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    iMac. The world’s best all-in-one desktop computer, now supercharged by the M3 chip. With a stunning 24-inch display in an iconic design and best-in-class camera, mics, and speakers. iMac is perfect for work and play.
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    "I love that I’m able to quickly reply to a text message while I’m working and not get distracted by my phone. Transferring from a windows laptop to a Mac was something I was concerned about but after I downloaded Google I had everything I needed. ...My only issue with this computer is the storage capacity which is only 256 GB which is actually less than that when you include the operating system. It only has 2 lighting bolt ports in the back as well. "

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    iMac. The world’s best all-in-one desktop computer, now supercharged by the M3 chip. With a stunning 24-inch display in an iconic design and best-in-class camera, mics, and speakers. iMac is perfect for work and play.
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  6. Brother - DCP-L2640DW Wireless Black-and-White Refresh Subscription Eligible 3-in-1 Laser Printer - Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Setting up the printer was effortless, and I experienced no issues printing from my phone, Mac, or Windows PC. This printer is an excellent choice for small businesses or office use. ...Very easy to operate and so convenient I like it so much"

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    Best for small businesses, the Brother DCP-L2640DW Wireless Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Multi-Function Laser Printer combines three critical business functions in one footprint. Scan, copy, and produce professional-quality prints quickly and easily with this compact multi-function wireless printer. The DCP-L2640DW is the smart way for any business to create and share pristine prints, economize workspaces, simplify supply management, and reach operational goals. Efficient and affordable, this 3-in-1 printer is the practical choice for high-volume printing, copying, and scanning. Designed with features to save you time and cost: print speeds up to 36 ISO pages per minute (1) (ppm); automatic duplex printing; a 250-sheet paper tray (2) that reduces the frequency of paper refills; and a 50-page auto document feeder (2) that expedites multi-page copy and scan jobs. Dual-band wireless, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 interfaces provide an array of flexible connection options. Finally, advanced security features help safeguard information and maintain secure connections while printing.
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    "Setting up the printer was effortless, and I experienced no issues printing from my phone, Mac, or Windows PC. This printer is an excellent choice for small businesses or office use. ...Very easy to operate and so convenient I like it so much"

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    Product Description

    Best for small businesses, the Brother DCP-L2640DW Wireless Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Multi-Function Laser Printer combines three critical business functions in one footprint. Scan, copy, and produce professional-quality prints quickly and easily with this compact multi-function wireless printer. The DCP-L2640DW is the smart way for any business to create and share pristine prints, economize workspaces, simplify supply management, and reach operational goals. Efficient and affordable, this 3-in-1 printer is the practical choice for high-volume printing, copying, and scanning. Designed with features to save you time and cost: print speeds up to 36 ISO pages per minute (1) (ppm); automatic duplex printing; a 250-sheet paper tray (2) that reduces the frequency of paper refills; and a 50-page auto document feeder (2) that expedites multi-page copy and scan jobs. Dual-band wireless, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 interfaces provide an array of flexible connection options. Finally, advanced security features help safeguard information and maintain secure connections while printing.
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  7. Brother - HL-L2405W Wireless Black-and-White Refresh Subscription Eligible Laser Printer - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "I restarted my phone as suggested and was able to connect the second time I ran the setup app. Once the system found the printer, it was easy to setup the Wifi and then add it to my windows machine as well as my mac. ...So, if you are having problems with your prints on Windows 11, make sure you have the latest driver. "

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    Best for homes and home offices, the Brother HL-L2405W Wireless Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Laser Printer is the sensible, time-saving choice for connected printing. Simple and affordable, this reliable printer consistently produces crisp, easy-to-read black & white prints and offers print speeds up to 30 ISO pages per minute (1) (ppm). The 250-sheet paper tray (2) reduces the frequency of paper refills, helping to save you more time in the workday. You can connect this dependable printer to multiple devices using built-in dual-band wireless or connect locally to a single device with the USB 2.0 interface. Safeguard your information and maintain secure connections while printing with advanced security features. Efficient, durable, and cost-effective, this wireless printer is a time-saving addition to any home workspace.
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    "I restarted my phone as suggested and was able to connect the second time I ran the setup app. Once the system found the printer, it was easy to setup the Wifi and then add it to my windows machine as well as my mac. ...So, if you are having problems with your prints on Windows 11, make sure you have the latest driver. "

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    Product Description

    Best for homes and home offices, the Brother HL-L2405W Wireless Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Laser Printer is the sensible, time-saving choice for connected printing. Simple and affordable, this reliable printer consistently produces crisp, easy-to-read black & white prints and offers print speeds up to 30 ISO pages per minute (1) (ppm). The 250-sheet paper tray (2) reduces the frequency of paper refills, helping to save you more time in the workday. You can connect this dependable printer to multiple devices using built-in dual-band wireless or connect locally to a single device with the USB 2.0 interface. Safeguard your information and maintain secure connections while printing with advanced security features. Efficient, durable, and cost-effective, this wireless printer is a time-saving addition to any home workspace.
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  8. Brother - HL-L2400D Black-and-White Laser Printer - Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It is very important to note that although this printer is advertised as having compatibility with Windows OS, macOS and Linux, it only made drivers available for Windows and Linux. ...You can print to it from Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS but not smartphones. "

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    Product Description

    Best for personal use and home offices, the Brother HL-L2400D Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Laser Printer is an efficient, time-saving addition to your personal workflow. The simple, affordable choice for black & white printing, it consistently produces crisp, easy-to-read black & white prints. As quick as it is efficient, the HL-L2400D prints up to 32 ISO pages per minute (1) (ppm). The 250-sheet paper tray (2) reduces the frequency of paper refills, decreasing the number of manual tasks in your day, while the automatic duplex printing feature will save you even more time and help to decrease paper waste. Connect to your device via the Hi-speed USB 2.0 interface. (3) Cost-effective and reliable, this efficient time-saver is a great addition to any home workspace.
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    "It is very important to note that although this printer is advertised as having compatibility with Windows OS, macOS and Linux, it only made drivers available for Windows and Linux. ...You can print to it from Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS but not smartphones. "

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    Best for personal use and home offices, the Brother HL-L2400D Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Laser Printer is an efficient, time-saving addition to your personal workflow. The simple, affordable choice for black & white printing, it consistently produces crisp, easy-to-read black & white prints. As quick as it is efficient, the HL-L2400D prints up to 32 ISO pages per minute (1) (ppm). The 250-sheet paper tray (2) reduces the frequency of paper refills, decreasing the number of manual tasks in your day, while the automatic duplex printing feature will save you even more time and help to decrease paper waste. Connect to your device via the Hi-speed USB 2.0 interface. (3) Cost-effective and reliable, this efficient time-saver is a great addition to any home workspace.
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  9. Brother - HL-L2480DW Wireless Black-and-White Refresh Subscription Eligible 3-in-1 Laser Printer - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "The printer is compatible with Windows Mac, Linux and Chrome OS and mobile using AirPrint, Brother Mobile Connect, Mopria, WiFi Direct, so plenty of options. ...I was able to recognize the printer from all my mobile devices and Macbook as well as windows machine. The Printer supports 250 pages in the tray for copying and printing. "

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    Best for small offices and work from home, the Brother HL-L2480DW Wireless Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Multi-Function Laser Printer is the affordable 3-in-1 option for exceptionally efficient printing, copying, and scanning. This compact, multi-function wireless printer is an effective, time-saving addition to any home or small workspace. As quick as it is efficient, the HL-L2480DW consistently produces crisp, easy-to-read black & white prints at speeds up to 36 ISO pages per minute(1) (ppm). Automatic duplex printing saves time and reduces paper waste, while the 250-sheet capacity paper tray(2) decreases paper refill frequency. With an integrated 2.7” touchscreen, navigation is simple and straightforward, and the touchscreen allows you to print-from and scan-to popular cloud-based apps.(3) Flexible connection options include dual-band wireless, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 interfaces. Plus, advanced security features help protect your information and maintain secure connections while you're printing.
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    "The printer is compatible with Windows Mac, Linux and Chrome OS and mobile using AirPrint, Brother Mobile Connect, Mopria, WiFi Direct, so plenty of options. ...I was able to recognize the printer from all my mobile devices and Macbook as well as windows machine. The Printer supports 250 pages in the tray for copying and printing. "

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    Product Description

    Best for small offices and work from home, the Brother HL-L2480DW Wireless Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Multi-Function Laser Printer is the affordable 3-in-1 option for exceptionally efficient printing, copying, and scanning. This compact, multi-function wireless printer is an effective, time-saving addition to any home or small workspace. As quick as it is efficient, the HL-L2480DW consistently produces crisp, easy-to-read black & white prints at speeds up to 36 ISO pages per minute(1) (ppm). Automatic duplex printing saves time and reduces paper waste, while the 250-sheet capacity paper tray(2) decreases paper refill frequency. With an integrated 2.7” touchscreen, navigation is simple and straightforward, and the touchscreen allows you to print-from and scan-to popular cloud-based apps.(3) Flexible connection options include dual-band wireless, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 interfaces. Plus, advanced security features help protect your information and maintain secure connections while you're printing.
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  10. Brother - HL-L2460DW Wireless Black-and-White Refresh Subscription Eligible Laser Printer - Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Just look up "printer" in Windows search after setting up the printer, locate it, and Windows will calibrate. ...Windows saw the printer and installed the basic drivers on other computers and laptops. "

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    Best for home offices and small teams, the Brother HL-L2460DW Wireless Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Laser Printer combines affordability and reliable quality. Designed to provide high-volume printing with exceptional efficiency, it consistently produces crisp, easy-to-read black & white prints at speeds up to 36 ISO pages per minute (1) (ppm). The convenient 250-sheet paper tray (2) means you'll make fewer paper refills, while the automatic duplex printing feature saves additional time and decreases paper waste. Flexible connection options include dual-band wireless, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 interfaces. Best of all, you can print from virtually anywhere with the Brother Mobile Connect App. (3) Plus, you can feel safe knowing that advanced security features are helping to protect your information and maintain secure connections while you're printing.
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    "Just look up "printer" in Windows search after setting up the printer, locate it, and Windows will calibrate. ...Windows saw the printer and installed the basic drivers on other computers and laptops. "

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    Product Description

    Best for home offices and small teams, the Brother HL-L2460DW Wireless Compact Black & White (Monochrome) Laser Printer combines affordability and reliable quality. Designed to provide high-volume printing with exceptional efficiency, it consistently produces crisp, easy-to-read black & white prints at speeds up to 36 ISO pages per minute (1) (ppm). The convenient 250-sheet paper tray (2) means you'll make fewer paper refills, while the automatic duplex printing feature saves additional time and decreases paper waste. Flexible connection options include dual-band wireless, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 interfaces. Best of all, you can print from virtually anywhere with the Brother Mobile Connect App. (3) Plus, you can feel safe knowing that advanced security features are helping to protect your information and maintain secure connections while you're printing.
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