When it’s time to shop for a new PC, we all want premium features, quality components, and the best performance possible. All of this used to only be available on high-end devices, but now you no longer have to make a trade-off between a high-end PC experience and a perfect price point – you can have both.
Our partners are bringing to life amazing, affordable devices, with many of the bells and whistles of the Creators Update. They are fusing the capabilities of Windows 10 and powerful Intel processors with the magic of their hardware to deliver the perfect balance of cost and capabilities.
Here are a few great options:
With the Creators Update, there are all kinds of cool things people can do with a pen, including using Windows Ink Workspace, writing in Microsoft Edge and drawing on your screen. The ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA (starting at $249.00) with Active Pen creates the feeling of writing with a pen on paper. The lightweight 2-in-1 is a handy tablet with a kickstand that lets you move the viewing angle 170 degrees combined with a HD 10.1-inch glossy touchscreen display that has 400cd/m² of brightness. The ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA is small, slim, and packs enough features to keep up with any program or task you throw at it.
Another option that works great with pen and lets you channel your inner creator is the new HP Pavilion x360 (starting at $399.99). This PC allows you to work, write and play naturally on the touchscreen and the PC comes in multitudes of screen sizes and color options.
The ASUS ZenBook UX510 (starting at $999.00) will keep you on task with the help of Cortana, your digital personal assistant.* The ultrathin, fashion-forward design with a 15.6” screen that won’t strain your eyes, thanks to its anti-glare display. The PC is perfect to take on-the-go with its scratch-resistant metallic design. It’s equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor and discrete GeForce GTX graphics and has all the performance you need to power through your workday.
For performance on-the-go, the Samsung Galaxy Book (starting at $629.99) with a 7th Gen Intel Core processor is a perfect ultra-portable device for powering school work or play. It’s a stylish 2-in-1 that can keep you connected wherever you go with its LTE capabilities.** The lightweight Galaxy Book comes with an S Pen and a fully detachable keyboard for even greater productivity.
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 (starting at $599.99) has all you need in a PC, including Windows Ink. The liquid-cooled PC has a 165-degree smooth rotating kickstand, and the perfectly elevated magnetic keyboard creates a comfortable typing experience. Meanwhile, the ultra-thin Acer Swift 3 (starting at $499.99) is crafted from 100 percent aluminum, is powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core processor, and has a battery life of up to 12 hours.
If security is a top feature for you but you want to avoid cumbersome passwords, log into the Lenovo Yoga 510 (FLEX 4, currently starting at $449.00) securely with a fingerprint reader that enables Windows Hello. With plenty of storage and memory, this device is great for productivity.
The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 Series 2-in-1 (starting at $699.00) is another great option that also enables Windows Hello, allowing you to login to your PC quickly with secure facial recognition. The Inspiron is a versatile 2-in-1 that transitions from laptop to tent to tablet mode, enabling you to get work done anytime, anywhere.
These are just a few of the great Intel-powered devices fusing the latest high-end features, at a price that might surprise you. To check out even more great Windows 10 PCs from our partners, visit microsoftstore.com.
*Cortana available in select markets.
**Available at Verizon Wireless (12-inch model only)