No not all laptops come with Microsoft Office. Many laptops come with a free trial of Office 365 which includes the latest versions of Word Excel PowerPoint and more. However Office 365 is a subscription-based service so you’ll need to pay after the trial period ends.
Some laptops come with pre-installed versions of Office such as Office Home & Student 2016. These versions are usually cheaper than Office 365 but they’re also not as up-to-date.
If you’re not sure whether your laptop has Office you can check by opening any of the Office apps. If you see a message that says “You need to activate Office to create or edit documents” then your laptop doesn’t have Office.
How Much Does Microsoft Office Cost?
The cost of Microsoft Office depends on which version you get. Office 365 starts at $6.99/month for the Personal plan which includes Word Excel PowerPoint and OneNote. The Home plan which is designed for families starts at $9.99/month and includes all of the above plus Outlook and Publisher.
If you get a laptop that comes with a pre-installed version of Office the cost will depend on which version you get. Office Home & Student 2016 for example costs $149.99 for a single PC or Mac.
Why Do Some Laptops Not Come With Microsoft Office?
There are a few reasons why some laptops don’t come with Microsoft Office. One reason is that Office 365 is a subscription-based service so manufacturers may not want to include it on laptops because they don’t want to have to charge customers for it after the trial period ends.
Another reason is that some manufacturers include their own productivity suites on laptops instead of Microsoft Office. For example many Lenovo laptops come with a trial of Office 365 as well as the Lenovo Vantage app which includes productivity features like document scanning and password management.
How Can I Get Microsoft Office If My Laptop Doesn’t Have It?
If your laptop doesn’t come with Microsoft Office you can buy it as a standalone product or subscribe to Office 365.
If you want to buy a standalone version of Office you can buy Office Home & Student 2016 for $149.99 or Office Home & Business 2016 for $229.99. These versions include Word Excel PowerPoint and OneNote.
If you want to subscribe to Office 365 you can sign up for the Personal plan which starts at $6.99/month or the Home plan which starts at $9.99/month. Both plans include the latest versions of Word Excel PowerPoint and more.