This Week on Windows: New Windows 10 PCs, Forza Horizon 3, and more
We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to see our series, “A Week with Microsoft Edge,” all about the browser designed for Windows 10. Check out five ways to get started with the Paint 3D app, learn more about the new creativity apps for Surface Dial, download the Netflix app from the Windows Store to get ready for Bill Nye Saves the World on April 21 – or, keep reading to catch up on all of this week’s news.
In case you missed it:
HP revealed a new lineup of Pavilion laptops powered by Windows 10 with sophisticated designs, innovative technologies. and original features built to take advantage of the Windows 10 Creators Update. These devices include dual storage options, USB type-C, and the best of Windows 10: 3D in Windows 10, your digital personal assistant – Cortana* – a more secure browser with Microsoft Edge, and more.
Other features include:
- Up to 10 hours of battery life and HP Fast Charge (90% in 90 minutes) on select models
- Latest 7th Gen Intel Core i3-i7 processors
- Storage options: Dual storage up to 256 GB SSD+1TB HDD or single storage up to 512GB SSD or up to 2TB HDD on select models
- Choice of AMD Radeon & NVIDIA GeForce Discrete Graphics
- Enhanced 2x2ac WiFi option
- HP Wide Vision camera or optional IR camera which supports Windows Hello
- Exceptional audio with dual speakers, HP Audio Boost, and tuning by the experts at B&O Play – perfect for calls with Skype
These new PCs are available now beginning at $399 USD. Head over to HP.com to learn more!
Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store:
Explore a post-apocalyptic “Minecraft” wasteland as Vault Boy, Nick Valentine, Fawkes the philosophical supermutant and others made famous through a retro-sci-fi series with the “Fallout” Mash-Up Pack. While console gamers have enjoyed the pack since December, it’s now available on “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” and “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition,” bringing with it 44 skins, as well as appropriately dystopian textures and music.
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition ($19.99), previously only available for Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition owners, is now available to purchase individually in the Xbox Store and the Windows Store. Get the enhanced version of the original Halo Wars that runs natively on Xbox One and Windows, featuring improved graphics, additional Achievements and includes all DLC created for the classic real-time strategy game. Read more over at Xbox Wire!
Down Under’s premiere road race just got a lot more thrilling. In Forza Horizon 3, home to Australia’s Horizon Festival, the back roads are filled with legendary and amazing vehicles from all over the world. Now, a new Porsche Car Pack ($6.99) joins the excitement, letting players experience prime examples of the breadth and depth of Porsche automotive history. Head over to ForzaMotorsport.net for more details on each of the cars featured in the pack, or Xbox Wire for more!
Vince the voodoo doll is back after a 13-year absence in Voodoo Vince: Remastered ($14.99), now in high definition and headed to the bayous of Louisiana and the streets of New Orleans. He’s searching for his keeper, Madam Charmaine, and as usual he’s ready to take on whatever monsters or villains get in his way. Read more over at Xbox Wire!
In search of a new TV obsession? This month’s TV Spotlight is on Better Call Saul, the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad spinoff which chronicles the backstory of slippery criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. Binge watch and save on seasons 1 and 2 now, then dive into season 3 in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.
Have a great weekend!
*Cortana available in select markets.