March 29, 2017 6:00 am

Windows 10 partner devices bring Windows 10 Creators Update experiences to life

By / Vice President, Partner Devices and Solutions

Innovative partner devices light up the Windows 10 Creators Update.

The Windows 10 Creators Update will begin to roll out to customers around the world on April 11, and will bring exciting new features and security enhancements to the devices already running Windows 10. Over the last several months, we’ve worked closely with our device partners to ensure customers will enjoy great Windows 10 Creators Update experiences on the devices they’re using today. They’re excited, and so are we! These OEMs are building innovative new devices designed to light up the new creativity and gaming experiences enabled by the Creators update.

Dell Canvas

Dell Canvas

You can read about the exciting new features in the Windows 10 Creators Update including the all new Paint 3D app and Remix3D.com community, gaming innovations, Windows Mixed Reality, Windows Defender Security Center and more in Yusuf Mehdi’s blog post. All these features combined with additional security capabilities and privacy tools, really come to life on the amazing devices our partners have created. This includes Dell Canvas, ASUS Zenbook Flip, HP Spectre x360, and many others partners will make available in coming months.

The Dell Canvas, for example, is a smart workspace technology that channels the innovative possibilities of Windows 10 Creators Update. This vestal 27-inch QHD smart workspace lets content creators and designers create, communicate and express ideas naturally with touch, digital pen, and totems or dials. The Dell Canvas allows you to turn drawings into part of the digital workflow with Windows Ink or by marking up web pages in Microsoft Edge.

3D for Everyone in Windows 10

With Paint 3D, you can easily change color and texture or turn 2D images into 3D works of art. Remix3D.com offers pre-made 3D art in a growing online library and provides a space where you can capture, create and share in 3D. 3D in Windows 10 really shines in the powerful HP Spectre x360. This slim device is light, fully-convertible, and boasts 14-hour battery life. It includes Windows Hello and HP Fast Charge to power the device up to 90 percent in just 90 minutes.

HP Spectre

HP Spectre

Another great device harnessing the power of 3D for Everyone is the ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360UA, an ultra-thin (less than ½ inch thin and 2.64 lbs.) 2-in-1, featuring a beautiful aluminum shell and premium feel. It is fully-convertible with a FHD or QHD+ display, 12-hour battery, and optional Windows Hello fingerprint reader.

ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360UA

ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360UA

The Lenovo Miix 720 2-in-1 detachable is best paired with the Lenovo Active Pen 2 that works with Windows Ink, an integrated infrared camera that unlocks Windows Hello facial recognition, an ultra-crisp 12-inch QHD+ display for superior screen resolution, and a precision touchpad-enabled keyboard that makes for an awesome input experience really brings 3D for Everyone to life.

Lenovo Miix 720 2-in-1 detachable detached running Microsoft PowerPoint

Lenovo Miix 720 2-in-1 detachable

Game Mode and Beam offer more for Windows 10 PC gamers

Windows 10 Game Mode aims to offer the best and most consistent gaming experience on your Windows 10 PC by dedicating more system resources to your PC games. Microsoft’s newly acquired, ‘sub-second latency’ streaming solution, Beam, also invites Creators on Windows 10 PCs to stream gameplay and interact with the community in near real-time using Beam’s ultra low-latency –  no extra hardware or software required.

ASUS ROG Strix GL502 running Windows 10 with the Start menu open

ASUS ROG Strix GL502

The ASUS ROG Strix GL502 and the Dell Alienware 15 R3 provide great options for PC gamers to try Beam and Game Mode in the Windows 10 Creators Update. They both feature the VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series and have 15.6-inch Full HD display graphics offering amazing visuals.

Dell Alienware 15 R3

Dell Alienware 15 R3

Windows Ink

Windows Ink is a lot more fun and productive in the Creators Update. You’ll now be able to do things like draw or write directly on maps, photos and videos using the built-in Maps and Photos apps. Create 3D objects from scratch with Paint 3D. Even write or draw directly on a Microsoft Edge web page and mark up digital documents in Microsoft Word.

Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba, all offer unique Windows Ink experiences on their new devices. The Acer Spin 7 convertible has a 13-inch all-aluminum unibody that houses a 14-inch FHD IPS Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen display with a narrow bezel, perfect for drawing with Windows Ink or marking up web pages in Microsoft Edge. The HP EliteBook x360 has a powerful thin and light design has up to 16 hours and 30 minutes of battery life, is optimized for Windows Ink and offers a full-size Wacom pen and digitizer. The Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1 includes a Wacom dual-use stylus that writes on paper and screen, and real ink tips so one can write on pieces of paper that cover the multi-use keyboard panel. Everything from doodles and drawings to notes is then instantly digitized and saved on Microsoft OneNote. The Toshiba Portege X20W includes TruPen using Wacom Feel technology, which can detect 2,048 levels of pressure, perfect for taking notes, drawing on web pages in Microsoft Edge and using Windows Ink.

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OEMs and ODMs will help us bring the Windows 10 Creators Update to consumers and businesses around the world, and we are thrilled by our partners’ ongoing commitment to Windows. We’ll continue to showcase their work on innovative devices that light up Windows 10 experiences. We look forward to seeing even more new devices soon.

Updated March 29, 2017 6:01 am