Today, during a keynote address at the Taipei International Convention Center, Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President OEM Division, Microsoft discussed how Windows 10 is enabling the next generation of devices and cloud-based solutions. Parker highlighted the opportunities that Windows 10 creates for partners to grow their business by selling the innovative Windows 8.1 devices that are in market now, promoting the great experience that Windows 10 will offer on those devices when upgraded and building new hardware across traditional and emerging device categories. New devices, will help bring Windows 10 to life when it becomes available in 190 countries around the world on July 29 and in the following months.
Parker shared Microsoft’s commitment to hardware partners to foster opportunities, drive innovation, increase demand and grow the market for Windows devices.
Parker highlighted an array of devices, some never before seen, designed for Windows 10 including PCs from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Toshiba:
- Acer Aspire Z3-710 – Acer’s new Aspire Z Series All-in-One PCs deliver powerful computing and enhanced audio in a slim 1.4-inch thin chassis.
- ASUS Transformer Book T100HA is a 2-in-1 laptop with a detachable keyboard that boasts up to 14 hours of battery life, with the tablet measuring at 8.45mm and 580g.
- ASUS Zen AiO Z240 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.
- Dell XPS 15, shown publicly for the first time and optimized for Windows 10, features the same virtually borderless InfinityEdge display that made the XPS 13 an industry leader.
- The new X2 from HP is a 2-in-1 ultra-portable “tablet first” detachable with an innovative magnetic hinge design that makes the device flexible, and with Windows 10, people can transition seamlessly from tablet to PC mode and back again in an instant.
- A game changing HP tablet for mobile productivity with revolutionary note-taking capabilities.
- Toshiba PC enables Windows Hello with the latest in biometric security technology including a face authentication camera, an Ultra HD 4k screen and optimized for Cortana.
In addition Parker demonstrated two new PC form factors:
- FoxConn Kangaroo is an ultra-portable desktop PC that turns your TV into a full Windows 10 PC including a fingerprint reader to support Windows Hello and six hours of battery life.
- Quanta Compute plug is a mini PC in a power adapter instead of a stick plugged into the HDMI port. It turns a TV into a Smart Computer and enables people to control their TV using Cortana via BT remote or headset.
To learn more read Nick Parker’s blog post on the Official Microsoft Blog.
Updated July 1, 2015 3:23 pm