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Always Connected PCs enable a new culture of work

Throughout the history of personal computing, a steady wave of progress has changed how we interact with technology in both our work and personal lives. Microsoft and our partners have led many of these shifts in technology like enabling the original mobile computer – the laptop, navigating with touch, signing in with your face, detaching screens from keyboards, exploring mixed reality, and storing your files in the cloud. We are again at the beginning of another major technology shift: the ability to be connected anytime, anywhere with Always Connected PCs that are instantly on, always connected with incredible battery life.
Terry Myerson, Windows and Devices Group Executive Vice President, shares his personal experience with Always Connected PCs at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit.
New Always Connected PCs unveiled
Last year at this time, I was with many of our hardware partners at the WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China, where we painted a new vision for connected computing with built-in LTE connectivity, devices that are instantly on and battery life that went beyond hours into days and weeks. We also set a goal for us to begin delivering on this promise within one year.
Today, at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, I stood with Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm Chips, and we delivered on the promise that we made then. Along with our hardware partners HP and ASUS, we showed the world the first full-featured Always Connected PCs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset running Windows 10 and a new, optimized version of Office 365. ASUS and HP have worked hand in hand with us to deliver on pushing the boundaries of what a PC can do, and we continue to work closely with Lenovo as they build their own Always Connected PC.
ASUS NovaGo is the world’s first Gigabit LTE laptop, with superfast download speeds allowing users to download a 2-hour movie in just 10 seconds. Powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform with X16 LTE, the NovaGo is always on, always connected with a battery supporting 30 days of standby and 22 hours of active use.
The HP ENVY x2, an Always Connected PC, combines the best of a smartphone experience with the best of a Windows PC. Impossibly thin and incredibly durable, the HP ENVY x2 offers lightning-fast 4G LTE2 and Wi-Fi. With up to 20 hours of active use battery life, the detachable PC provides flexibility and connectivity to perform daily tasks while on the go.
Instantly on, Always Connected, and a week of battery life is liberating
One of the favorite parts of my job is trying out new products. Seeing the innovation, understanding how all the components work together, how it looks and feels, and ultimately how the customer will experience the product.
For the last few months, I have been using an Always Connected PC, running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. In the last week, I watched the movie Moana with my daughter, worked in PowerPoint, browsed the web every day, reviewed budgets in Excel, checked email while waiting to pick up my son from soccer, marked up a few PDFs with Ink, played some games on the plane – all of this without plugging in my power cord all week.
The PC is fast and responsive when I am using it and quickly goes into standby being incredibly battery efficient when I’m not using it.

This new Always Connected PC is ultrathin, beautifully designed, running Windows 10 and a new, optimized version of Office 365. But beyond the full experiences you’d expect in a PC, this new Always Connected PC has fundamentally transformed how I work, because of three significant advantages over my other PCs.
The screen is instantly on whenever I pick up the device. I never have to wait for it to wake up, it’s just on.
Being always connected wherever I am whether I am in the car, airport or coffee shop, always being connected just feels like the most natural, safe and secure way to work with teams and be creative.
Lastly, the battery life is just awesome! I am finding myself charging it once a week. When I was using a wearable that needed to charge every day, I didn’t really rely on it. Once I moved to a Fitbit that only needed charging once a week that was game changing for me. Not carrying around power cords is liberating.
Once you start using this new category of PCs that are instantly on, always connected with a week of battery life and the full Windows 10 experience, you can really feel what a big shift this will be for consumers.
Always Connected PCs enable a new culture of work with better security at a lower cost
Always Connected PCs also have three huge benefits for organizations
New culture of work: IT is always thinking about the culture of work they enable through the technology they choose: how a given device enables teams to collaborate and be productive. The Always Connected PC is a cultural shift, enabling teams to work effectively, whether they are on a corporate campus, visiting customers or on the bus commuting, freeing a real constraint on the creativity of employees today.
Better security: IT also must manage increasing security threats and is responsible for protecting an organization’s information. Security has been a huge focus for Windows 10. But there are still these public Wi-Fi hotspots out there, which every day unknowing users connect to and could put hackers in control of the data coming and going to their device, potentially enabling hackers to steal corporate data and invade user privacy. The Always Connected PC is real security progress enabling safe connectivity everywhere, bypassing untrusted networks.
Lower costs: Today IT organizations are spending millions of dollars installing, updating and maintaining Wi-Fi antennas and repeaters throughout their buildings, and upgrading those every few years to make them even faster. At the same time, mobile operators have invested billions in building fast 4G networks. The United States alone is now 98% covered by 4G. And mobile operators have now embarked on even faster 5G network build outs that will be even faster.
Just like IT is now leveraging the massive investments in cloud compute and storage in data centers like Microsoft Azure, moving networking to the cloud will lower IT costs. Today’s global mobile operators are professionally maintaining, managing and updating their networks with massive investments in speed and security. Always Connected PCs are key for IT leaders to unlock the benefits of this global networking and provide employees with a modern workplace they want at a lower cost.
With the introduction of the Always Connected PC, IT now must ask themselves: how can they leverage the public networks of Sprint, AT&T, Orange, and others – and reduce their investment in their private antennas – to give employees faster connectivity at a lower cost than they enjoy today?
For IT, the Always Connected PC enables a new culture of work, a real step forward in security and an opportunity for massive cost savings, as the local network moves to the cloud. More on this shift is detailed in Accelerating the Move to the Cloud with Always Connected Computing.
Always Connected PCs are modern Windows 10 devices with Windows Hello, touch, pen and Ink, with thin, light, elegant designs that are more secure, instantly on, always connected with a week of battery life. When I think about organizations and whether they are going to leverage the massive networks of mobile operators and adopt these new PCs – the answer is simple: It is not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when and how fast all mobile PCs become Always Connected PCs.
Terry
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IFA 2017: Lenovo announces Windows Mixed Reality headset and new 2-in-1 laptops

The Lenovo Explorer is designed to be a natural extension of your Windows 10 PC, allowing you to easily use apps, browse online, watch shows, play mixed reality games, explore and discover through holo-tours, and enhance your video-watching experience via 360° video. Unearth the hidden secrets of Machu Picchu in 1465, glide over Rome in a hot air balloon, live through the “7 minutes of terror” Mars sequence through NASA, take in a 360-degree courtside view of a live basketball game, or just watch shows in your own virtual theatre.
The headset tracks your movements with superior fidelity and spatial awareness, so you can move around naturally in an area of 3.5 by 3.5 meters (about 11.5 by 11.5 feet) without constantly reorienting yourself. No external sensors are needed, which means you can set it up in minutes by simply connecting a cable to your PC. Use the Lenovo Explorer’s optional Motion Controllers or an Xbox controller for easy navigation.
Pricing and Availability: The Lenovo Explorer will be available this holiday. Pricing for the Lenovo Explorer and Motion Controllers will start at US $449; retail pricing of the Lenovo Explorer without the Motion Controllers is $349. Pricing and availability may vary by country.
The Yoga 920 Convertible Laptop

Weighing in at just 1.37 kg (3.02 lbs) and an ultra-thin 13.95 mm (0.55 in), the Yoga 920’s case is all-metal unibody in distinctive platinum, copper or unique bronze color choices.
It arrives built-in with Cortana, your personal digital assistant that helps you get things done more easily and quickly – whether at home, at work or on-the-go. Better yet, we’ve expanded the Yoga 920’s ability to recognize voice commands from up to 4 meters away with Cortana.
Offering pen-on-paper precision designed to give you no discernible lag, the Lenovo Active Pen 2 with Windows Ink allows you to easily draw in the Photos app or add notes to your map, or highlight and markup webpages in Microsoft Edge. Working on a presentation? Use the pen’s shortcut button to open and check email for any last-minute contributions from the team, sketch them into the presentation, add some color and annotations, then send – all without setting down the pen.
Yoga’s signature watchband hinge offers incredible flexibility, including typing in laptop mode, presenting in stand mode, browsing in tablet mode, or watching videos in tent mode.
Other features include:
Up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, Windows 10, and twin Thunderbolt 3 ports – each of which support the world’s fastest data transfers and the most video bandwidth available on a single cable, while supplying power.
Integrated fingerprint reader and Windows Hello for secure, instant biometric authentication.
9-inch 4K IPS touchscreen offering dazzling visuals
Available in limited edition Gorilla Glass cover designs: Yoga 920 Vibes, Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 920 Rebel Alliance and Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 920 Galactic Empire.
Pricing and availability: Yoga 920 will start at €1,599.99 (VAT included) in September 2017, and will be available on lenovo.com starting $1,329.99 in October 2017. Yoga 920 Vibes will start at €1,699.99 (VAT included) in October 2017, and will be available on lenovo.com starting $2,099 in November 2017.Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 920 Rebel Alliance and Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 920 Galactic Empire will each start at €1,699.99 (VAT included) in December 2017. All products are available on lenovo.com. Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 910 models will be available on lenovo.com, BestBuy.com and select Buy Buy stores starting September. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming Yoga 920 glass models.
The Lenovo Miix 520 2-in-1 detachable with Windows 10

At home or work or anywhere in between, the Miix 520 is a workhorse with the functionality, detachable form factor, and optional LTE for always-on wherever you are. Detach the FHD IPS touchscreen to use it as a tablet, or use its cutting-edge watchband hinge and full-sized, ergonomic keyboard as a complete laptop. Tablet Mode in Windows 10 delivers a smooth, touch-first experience; your apps will scale smoothly, and onscreen features will adapt for easy navigation. Using the Miix 520’s optional Lenovo Active Pen 2 and Windows Ink, you can sketch and capture concepts on your screen with extraordinarily accurate pen-on-paper precision.
Other features include:
Powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 1TB PCIe SSD, the Miix 520 can run these applications with power to spare.
Optional integrated fingerprint reader for fast and secure login with Windows Hello
Weighs just 1.26kg (less than three pounds) with the keyboard in a slim 15.9mm (0.63 in) profile with keyboard
Pricing and availability: Miix 520 (with keyboard and Lenovo Active Pen 2 included) will start at €899 in November 2017 available on lenovo.com.  Miix 520 (with keyboard and Lenovo Active Pen 2 included) will be available on lenovo.com starting $999.99 in October 2017.
Head over here for more about everything Lenovo announced today, and stay tuned to this page on the Windows Blog for more coming out of IFA.
*Cortana available in select markets.

gamescom 2017: Lenovo announces new Legion gaming towers powered by Windows 10

Powered by Windows 10—the best version of Windows for gaming, these Lenovo Legion towers give PC gamers a level of customization, power, and selection that fits their needs. They arrive equipped to take advantage of unlocked frame rate, native, live game streaming with Mixer, through the Game bar, your gaming community with Xbox Live through the Xbox app, DirectX 12 support, and more.
With the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can also take advantage of the new Paint 3D app and Remix3D.com community and features including Nightlight and mini view. There’s also fast and secure browsing with Microsoft Edge, your digital personal assistant Cortana,* and comprehensive protection with Windows Defender. The Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor completes the experience with a high-end 24.5-inch Full HD (FHD) display, giving you crystal-clear visuals and the latest in HDR support.
Let’s take a closer look at these new devices:
Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower: Game Mode (Hard)

The VR-ready Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower was designed for the most serious PC gamer. This fully-stacked machine runs on Windows 10 and houses up to 7th Gen Intel Core™ i7-7700K quad-core processors designed to run the most demanding games, from visceral first-person shooters (FPS) to atmospheric space simulators at optimum, uninterrupted speeds.

Powered by up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB graphics card
Optional 32GB 2800Mhz CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX overclockable DDR4 memory and optional integrated Asetek liquid cooling to overclock your CPU
Pricing and availability: Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower with CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX overclockable DDR4 memory will be available on lenovo.com starting at $1,999.99 in October 20171. To learn more about pricing and availability in your region visit, lenovo.com.
Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower: Game Mode (Medium)

Loaded with Windows 10 and up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700, up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics and optional 16GB Intel Optane memory for fast computing, the Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower offers the critical package of processing and graphical prowess for playing the most demanding titles. Survive battlegrounds with ease and assurance, and blast through an alien invasion without a hiccup on the Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower.

Pricing and availability: Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower will be available on lenovo.com starting at $999.99 in October 20171. To learn more about pricing and availability in your region visit, lenovo.com.
Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower: Game Mode (Easy)

Up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700 processor
Arrives with Lenovo Entertainment Hub, an app for access to a vast catalog of popular video game codes with VR upscaling on select FPS games 1
Upgrades easily if you want to swap parts – making the Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower a great introduction to PC gaming

Pricing and availability: Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower will be available on lenovo.com starting at $899.99 in October 20171. To learn more about pricing and availability in your region visit, lenovo.com.
Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor: Game Mode (Bonus)

A 24.5-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate for sharp undistorted images brings out incredible details and textures in your favorite games
All-new HDR capabilities including 400 nits of brightness, and a near-frameless display
Incredibly fast 1ms extreme response time, equipping players for any high-octane firefight with little-to-no lag
Pricing and availability: To learn more about pricing and availability on the Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor in your region visit, lenovo.com.
Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or new to PC gaming, Lenovo’s got you covered with the latest speedy and powerful Lenovo Legion family – experience every open world or battle arena you enter as the creators intended. Discover more at lenovo.com/gaming. All products are available on lenovo.com. 2
*Cortana available in select markets. 1 Lenovo Entertainment Hub requires Windows 10 Creators Update. 2 Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.