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IFA 2017: Acer announces gaming desktops, all-in-ones and detachables with Windows 10

These devices light up the best of the Windows 10 Creators Update, including the all-new Paint 3D app and Remix3D.com community, Windows Defender Security Center, Night light, mini view and more. They also arrive built-in with Microsoft Edge for fast and secure browsing, your digital personal assistant Cortana* and comprehensive protection with Windows Defender. With some, you can also login quickly and securely with Windows Hello using a built-in fingerprint reader or draw on your memories in the Photos app and add notes to your map route with Windows Ink.
Let’s take a closer look at these devices:
Acer expands Predator Gaming arsenal with powerful PCs and a 35-inch HDR Monitor

Powering virtual reality apps with ease and supporting over 8K UHD, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktops feature up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor, up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics or two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics in SLI. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can easily take advantage of unlocked frame rate, native, live game streaming with Mixer through the Game bar, DirectX 12 support, join your gaming community with Xbox Live through the Xbox app, and more.
Other features include:
Liquid cooling and Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0 keep the temperature down while the game heats up. IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that cleverly separates the system into several thermal zones, each with an individual airflow tunnel to expel heat.
Up to 4-way AMD Radeon RXVega cards to deliver near-photorealistic imagery
Up to a cutting-edge Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor and up to 128 GB quad-channel DDR4 memory, making computing faster and smoother than ever. Excellent connectivity includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A), eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A), and two USB 2.0 ports (Type-A).
Supports three M.2 slots and four PCIe x16 slots provide ample expansion for video cards.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $1,999; and in EMEA in November starting at €1,999.
Acer Predator X35

This 35-inch, 21:9 monitor sports an immersive 1800 curve and a brilliant (3440 x 1440) WQHD resolution. Featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC, Acer HDR Ultra and quantum dot technologies, it also provides the best possible contrast quality with high dynamic range.
4 ms response time and high 200 Hz refresh rate combined with NVIDIA G-SYNC
Outfitted with Predator GameView, there are eight pre-set display modes to optimize visuals for different types of action.
Acer BlueLightShield technology lets you reduce blue light emissions by selecting from four different filter settings via the OSD menu.
Pricing and Availability: The Predator X35 display will be available in Q1 2018
Predator Galea 500 gaming headset

The Predator Galea 500 gaming headset puts you right inside the game, giving you the ability to hear and not just see the exact location of elements within the game. Acer TrueHarmony 3D Soundscape technology recreates the acoustic space based on the orientation of the player’s head, convincing the brain that sound is coming from a fixed direction.
Acer launches new ultraslim, convertible, and detachable devices: the Swift 5, Spin 5 and Switch 7 Black Edition
Acer also expanded its portfolio of ultraslim convertible and detachable devices powered by Windows 10 with the next generation of Swift, Spin and Switch models. The powerful additions all feature the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, more secure biometric technology supporting Windows Hello, and usability features that provide next-level functionality for both professional use and entertainment.
Switch 7 Black Edition

The pioneering Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is a super-stylish detachable, fanless 2-in-1 notebook for the modern professional who values mobility, performance and stylus input capabilities.
Acer’s Dual LiquidLoop technology fanless cooling system
8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics
Weighs less than 1.15 kg (2.5 lbs.) with the keyboard detached.
Features Acer AutoStand: a kickstand that can be auto-deployed and auto-retracted
5-inch IPS display with 2256×1504 resolution
Embedded battery-free stylus powered by Wacom EMR technology for more authentic writing and sketching experience with Windows Ink.
Supports Windows Hello with an under-glass fingerprint sensor design that allows you to login instantly with just one touch.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $1,699; and in EMEA in December starting at €1,999.
Swift 5 with Windows 10

The new Swift 5 with Windows 10 and 8th Generation Intel Core processors is designed for superb portability and solid performance; the elegant chassis weighs less than 1 kg, making it ideal for work on the go.
8-hour battery life and 2×2 802.11ac wireless allows you to work effectively on the go all day – even at night, thanks to the backlit keyboard.The new Swift 5 with Windows 10 and 8th Generation Intel Core processors are designed for superb portability and solid performance; the elegant chassis weighs less than 1 kg, making it ideal for work on the go.
Interactive multi-touch Full HD IPS touchscreen and narrow bezel design maximizes the viewing experience.
Premium technology provides powerful and clear audio while Skype for Business certification ensures crisp video conferencing and a great experience with Cortana.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Swift 5 will be available in North America in December starting at $999; in EMEA in December starting at €1,099; and in China in November starting at ¥7,499.
Spin 5 with Windows 10

Lightweight and portable, the Spin 5’s versatile, convertible form factor makes it a perfect platform to create and share content.
Easy to carry around, the 13-inch model of the Spin 5 weighs in at 1.5 kg and measure in a 15.9 mm thin, while its 15-inch sibling is just over 2 kg in weight and 17.9 mm thin.
Engineered to pack a punch with 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, up to 13-hours of battery life, and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics option for the 15-inch model
Works with an optional Acer Active Stylus for incredible precision, offering greater control during work and increased usability through Windows Ink
Acer’s omnidirectional ExoAmp Antenna optimizes the Spin 5’s antenna position to ensure a stable wireless signal
Acer TrueHarmony, Dolby Audio Premium technology and two-front facing speakers for a crystal clear and immersive audio experience; the Spin 5 integrates four array microphones combined with far-field voice-recognition technology that allows users to access Cortana from up to four meters away. This enables them to get quick, hands-free answers, check the weather or traffic, set a reminder, get an overview of their daily schedule, and more—all just by using their voice..
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Spin 5 will be available in North America in September with both the 13-inch and 15-inch models starting at $799; and in EMEA in September with the 13-inch model starting at €899 and the 15-inch model starting at €999.
Acer pushes the boundaries of the desktop with new Aspire S24

Designed with elegance in mind, the ultra-slim Aspire S24 is all-in-one desktop has a display with a side profile of only 5.97 mm – making it Acer’s slimmest ever – a 178-degree Full HD IPS screen, and an ultra-narrow 2.7 mm bezel that provides a 90% screen-to-body ratio for more screen to see.
The wireless charging base allows you to seamlessly power their mobile device and supports wireless charging for Qi-enabled devices
The latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors with optional Intel Optane memory enables the Aspire S24 to power through everyday tasks with ease, while delivering a smooth computing experience.
Wireless connectivity powered by Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (802.11ac 2×2 MIMO) technology provides fast and reliable network connections
1 channel subwoofer coupled with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology the desktop for a powerful deep base audio experience
-5 to 30 degree tiltable display combined with Acer ExaColor technology for accurate colors, and BluelightShield and Flickerless technologies that may help prevent eye fatigue
Up to 256 GB SSD and 2TB HDD of storage space
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Aspire S24 will be available in North America in January 2018 starting at $999; and in EMEA in November 2017 starting at €999.
These innovative new Windows 10 devices were unveiled today at the next@acer press event held in Berlin, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.
*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.

Windows 10 Tip: See your 3D creations take life in Remix 3D

Last week, we announced new capabilities in Remix 3D – Parts and Remixes – an all-new way to experience the relationship between 3D content and see how it can transform and take new life when shared with a creative community.
Here’s how to get started with Parts and Remixes:
On any model page on Remix3D.com, you’ll see two new tabs: Parts and Remixes. Simply click on Parts and scroll down to see the individual parts that make up the model. A dog with a party hat and party favor may have three parts: the dog model, the hat model and the party favor model.

But what if someone remixes that dog and adds a birthday cake? That would appear under Remixes. The Remixes tab is a way to show how creators are building off other amazing creations. If someone remixed a model you created, their new design would point back to your original model in the Remixes tab.

If you’re working in the Paint 3D app, you can click on the Remix 3D tab, find a model and then click “Place in project” to start creating your own Remix!

Parts and Remixes will be available everywhere Paint 3D and Remix 3D are available. Head over here for tips on getting started with Paint 3D, and, in case you missed it, here’s last week’s Windows 10 Tip:

Have a great week!

Your feedback is helping shape Windows privacy

Those enhancements included improving in-product information, updates to the Microsoft privacy statement, and publishing more information about the diagnostic data we collect.
Since then, feedback we’ve received about the Creators Update has been positive. This is great news to us because what we hear from you directly impacts the improvements we make.
For example, 71 percent of customers are selecting Full diagnostics data to help us fix things and improve Microsoft products.  While your direct feedback like, “The privacy settings added to clean installs are a boon for the privacy minded,” and “Very well done,” is great to hear, we know there is still work to do to meet and anticipate the expectations across our diverse customer base and provide you with the best privacy experience possible.
We’ve also seen a positive reception to the web-based privacy dashboard which allows you to see and control your activity data across multiple Microsoft services. Announced back in January, the privacy dashboard has been visited by more than 23 million people on accounts.microsoft.com.
With more than 500 million devices running Windows 10, the opportunity to refine our approach to privacy and implement your feedback is exciting.  We are also ensuring Windows 10 is compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect in 2018. Fundamentally, the GDPR is about protecting and respecting an individual’s privacy rights and Microsoft’s enduring commitment to trust is well aligned through the privacy principles that shape the way we build our products and services.
For those of you who participate in the Windows Insiders Program, you can expect to see some of the privacy changes showing up in Insider builds in the coming weeks, and we welcome your feedback in helping us make create the best Windows ever.
I look forward to a continued dialogue and thank you for your feedback – please keep it coming!
-Marisa