Here come the new Windows 10 PCs
At the Computex show in Taipei this week, PC makers rushed to get their best new laptops, tablets, desktops and other devices in front of consumers ahead of the Windows 10 launch on July 29.
In anticipation of Windows 10’s July 29 debut, PC companies are showing off their best new PCs at this year’s Computex electronics show.
HP unveiled a new 2-in-1 tablet-laptop hybrid called x2. HP says the x2 is “tablet first.” It comes with a detachable screen, connected by a magnetic hinge.
Windows 10’s new “Continuum” features allows PC users to transition seamlessly from tablet mode to PC mode and back again just by snapping a keyboard on or off.
Dell’s new top-of-the-line XPS 15 laptop has the same “InfinityEdge” display from its XPS 13 predecessor. The virtually borderless display has been a standout and one of the reasons the XPS 13 has been a top seller.
PCs now come in all shapes and sizes, but the Quanta Compute Plug takes the mini-PC trend to a whole new dimension.
The Compute Plug comes in the form of a power adapter instead of a USB or HDMI stick. Just hook it up to your TV, and the Compute Plug turns your television into a PC. You can even bark commands at it using Windows 10’s new Cortana personal assistant feature — all you need is a Bluetooth remote or headset.
The ASUS Zen AiO Z240 is a seriously souped up all-in-one PC. It features the latest quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, gaming-grade NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics, a 3-D camera and a six-speaker stereo sound system.
Foxconn has entered the mini-PC market with the Kangaroo, an ultra-portable desktop PC with some nifty security features. The Kangaroo has a fingerprint reader to support Windows Hello, Windows 10’s new password-less entry tool.
The Asus Transformer Book T100HA is a super light (1.3 lbs) 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrid that gets 14 hours of battery life. It’s only a third of an inch thick.
Acer’s new Z3-710 desktop boasts powerful speakers despite a super-slim 1.4-inch-thin frame.
Lenovo actually debuted the new IdeaPad 100 at its own TechWorld show last week.
The entry-level Ideapad doesn’t have the greatest processor, but at less than an inch thick and 4 hours of battery life, the $249 price is incredibly cheap.