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E3 2017: Alienware and Dell announce PC gaming systems powered by Windows 10

Today at E3, Alienware and Dell announced new PC gaming systems and components, including Alienware gaming desktops with new multi-core processor options, and a full range of performance gaming monitors and peripherals. Powered by Windows 10—the best version of Windows for gaming— these new devices are built specifically for the needs of gamers, including native live game streaming through the Game bar with Mixer, Game Mode, connection to your gaming community through the Xbox app, DirectX 12 and more.

Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop launches at E3

Dell introduced the first gaming desktop in its growing Inspiron Gaming line at Computex and will start shipping it in the US tomorrow. The new Inspiron Gaming Desktop is built for gamers seeking a competitive advantage at an affordable price and incorporates the latest AMD multicore Ryzen processors featuring SenseMI, thermally-optimized airflow routing, Polar Blue LED Illumination, easy component access and power supply options up to 850 watts for supporting dual discrete Ready for VR graphics from AMD and NVIDIA. Available in the U.S. starting today, from $599.99 USD.

Alienware Area-51 updated with new multi-core processors

Intel and AMD’s new multi-core processors available in two new versions of Alienware Area-51, for the best experiences geared towards gamers who create or creators who game.  Each are excellent choices for Megatasking, streaming gamers as well.  If you can picture yourself gaming, recording and broadcasting your game while running a render or deeply immersed in VR or with multiple 4K displays running concurrently, these are the gaming PCs for you.  They’re powered by Intel’s Core™ X-Series or AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper – marking Alienware’s first 16-core/32-thread Area-51. The Area 51 Threadripper Edition will be available to order on July 27 and the Area 51 featuring Intel Core X-Series will arrive on August 22, with pricing to be announced soon.

Alienware 15 to offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q design

 
Alienware will offer the new GeForce® GTX 1080 with Max-Q technology starting June 27 with their award-winning Alienware 15 notebook.  Alienware’s adoption of Max-Q technology provides the highest performance possible in a 15.6” notebook and continues our tradition of designing outstanding products tailored specifically for gamers. The Alienware 15 also features a full complement of input/output connections for popular gaming peripherals and VR headsets. Available in the U.S. June 27, with pricing to be announced soon.

Alienware debuts high-performance monitors, keyboards & mice

MonitorsThe Alienware 25” gaming monitor, with either NVIDIA G-SYNC (AW2518H) or AMD FreeSync, (AW2518HF), offers fast, responsive gameplay with virtually no input lag, at an extremely rapid 1 ms panel response time, and a native 240Hz refresh rate for sharp, clear graphics. With AlienFX lighting (AW2518H only), three preset display modes, full adjustability, single-diecast stand legs, and a seamless panoramic multi-monitor view with ultra-thin bezel, the Alienware 25” gaming monitor is perfect for any gamer. Available in the U.S. June 13, concurrent with E3: monitors ($499-699 USD).

 Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard

Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard – The Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard with optional palm rest delivers a premium gaming experience at an affordable value. Featuring mechanical keys with brown switches, with more precise, responsive and consistent key strokes and five keys dedicated for macro commands that give gamers a competitive edge. Available in the U.S. June 13, concurrent with E3: Advanced Gaming Keyboard ($89.99 USD).

Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard

Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard – The Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard with optional palm rest exemplifies all the essential design components of the Advanced Gaming Keyboard, and elevates the engineering innovation with dedicated volume roller, onboard memory, 15 macro commands and 13 zone-based RGB backlit lighting options. Available in the U.S. June 13, concurrent with E3: Pro Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 USD).

 Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse

Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse – The Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse offers multiple configurations with 3 on-the-fly DPI (dots per inch) levels to switch between precision and speed style gameplay.  Outfitted with nine unique buttons for in-game customization. Available in the U.S June 13 ($49.99 USD).

 Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse

Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse – Additionally, the Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse leverages advanced custom ability innovation with swappable grips, up to 13 programmable buttons, adjustable palm rest and four variable levels of weight adjustment providing ultimate control over cursor precision and movement speed to dominate opponents. Available in the U.S. June 13 ($89.99 USD).

To learn more about everything Dell announced today, visit Dell.com/Gaming!

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Computex 2017: Dell debuts new Inspiron AIOs and VR gaming desktop with Windows 10

Available starting today on Dell.com and at retailers in China including JD.com, and worldwide in the coming weeks, Dell’s new lineup includes the Inspiron 27 7000 AIO, the Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop — the first gaming desktop to join Dell’s expanding Inspiron Gaming line-up.

Built with Windows 10, these devices arrive equipped with the Xbox app and Direct X12, and can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere and have your personal digital assistant Cortana* and comprehensive security with Windows Defender built-in. Let’s take a closer look at these devices:

Inspiron Gaming doubles down with first-ever gaming desktop  

Dell announced today its first-ever Inspiron Gaming desktop with Windows 10, built for gamers seeking a competitive advantage at an affordable price. The new Inspiron Gaming desktop sports the latest AMD multicore Ryzen processors featuring SenseMI, which optimizes power consumption, task routing and clock speeds to deliver exceptional responsiveness and performance whether it’s gaming, Virtual Reality or streaming.

Features of the Inspiron Gaming Desktop include:

  • Gaming-focused design touches with functional venting, thermally-optimized airflow routing, available Polar Blue LED Illumination, and easy component access
  • Power supply options up to 850 watts for supporting dual discrete graphics
  • Ready for VR configurations that support HTC and Oculus
  • High-performance discrete graphics card options including NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 and AMD Radeon RX580 Up to 32GB DDR4 memory
  • Advanced cooling options and Waves MaxxAudio® Pro with Performance 7.1 Channel HD audio
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ port and up to six SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports total
  • A wide selection of high-capacity hard drives with responsive SSD and dual-drive options plus up to five bays for future storage upgrades.

Pricing and availability: Available beginning today in China on Dell.com and at select retailers and worldwide in the coming weeks starting at $599.99.

INSPIRON 27 7000 AIO with Windows 10

Designed from the ground-up as a VR and entertainment system for the home, the Inspiron 27 7000 AIO brings beauty to every single inch of the screen. Its virtually borderless InfinityEdge, 27” IPS display, with resolutions up to 4K UHD, and performance grade audio deliver an amazing visual and audio computing experience. This device ships with the best of Windows 10 – including Windows Hello with one-look login and Cortana with far-field speech recognition – as well as USB Type-C 3.1 and Dual Drive options with SSD storage. It offers the latest multi-core Ryzen AMD processors and AMD Radeon RX500 Series graphics, giving it the performance to power virtual reality, multimedia content and everything in between.

Pricing and availability: Available beginning today in China on Dell.com and at select retailers and worldwide in the coming weeks starting at $999.99.

INSPIRON 24 5000 AIO with Windows 10

The new Inspiron 24 5000 AIO is engineered for video streaming and multimedia experiences with the new SmartByte technology that helps prevent buffering when streaming content. The software detects critical network streams and prioritizes video ahead of less urgent network traffic, so videos and movies run without interruption.

With a 24” InfinityEdge IPS FHD touch display, the latest 7th Gen AMD processors and AMD Radeon RX560 graphics, this new AIO delivers powerful performance and high-graphics fidelity. It features a beautiful white, sleek design and optional articulating stand making it the ideal PC for the home or dorm. It is also equipped with Windows Hello for logging in quickly and securely, Cortana with far-field speech recognition, USB Type-C 3.1 and Dual Drive options with SSD storage.

Pricing and availability: Available beginning today in China on Dell.com and at select retailers and worldwide in the coming weeks starting at $699.99.

For more about everything announced today, head over to Dell.com!

*Cortana available in select markets

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New Windows 10 devices unveiled at CES 2017 unlock the creator in each of us

Happy New Year!

And thank you for making 2016 an amazing year for Windows 10 across PCs, tablets, all-in-1’s, 2-in-1’s, mixed reality, and Xbox One. As we move toward the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update, I’ve spent the week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, seeing all kinds of innovation firsthand. It’s incredible to see the creativity of our partners and so many teams around the world who are building devices for each of us.

Empowering you to create and play continues to be at the core of how we build Windows, whether you’re a student, educator, gamer, creative or mobile professional. This week our partners announced some fantastic new devices at CES.

Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI, Samsung, and Toshiba introduced Windows 10 devices in a variety of form factors, such as 2-in-1 convertibles, laptops, desktops and gaming PCs

Key themes among partner devices include VR-ready gaming PCs featuring the latest NVIDIA graphics cards, increased power and performance with Intel’s latest 7th Gen Core i7 processor, lighter devices with longer battery life for greater portability than ever, OLED and 4K screens for the most stunning visuals, infrared cameras and fingerprint readers that unlock Windows Hello, and much more.

Here are some highlights:

Acer launched cutting-edge gaming PCs that deliver performance, design innovation, and immersive experiences

The Predator 21 X gaming laptop powered by Windows 10

Acer introduced the highly anticipated curved-screen Predator 21 X gaming laptop. It offers a curved 21-inch IPS display and delivers a truly immersive gaming experience, especially when combined with the notebook’s Tobii eye-tracking technology. The curved screen features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, ensuring smooth and sharp gameplay. Acer also introduced a VR-ready PC: the Aspire GX desktop that delivers stunning 4K resolution visuals and can support up to four displays at once for a maximized gaming experience. To learn more about what Acer announced at CES, visit this link.

Dell delivered first-of-a-kind PC and peripheral innovations that empower creators, and introduced the new XPS 13 2-in-1

Dell Canvas

Dell unveiled a series of innovations built with Windows 10 to redefine personal computing – including the Dell Canvas, a horizontal smart workspace with touch, totem and pen capabilities; a 13-inch 2-in-1; XPS and Precision All-in-Ones; the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor; Dell’s most powerful VR-ready mobile workstation, and a wireless charging 2-in-1 for the ultimate “no wires” experience. The Dell Canvas with Windows 10 is a new category of smart workspace technology that expands creative productivity for content developers and designers; the 27-inch QHD smart workspace can be used at an angle or flat on a desk so you can create, communicate, and express your ideas as naturally as you do with pen on paper. Powered by virtually any Windows 10 device, Dell Canvas also plugs seamlessly into software solutions from partners including Adobe, Autodesk, AVID, Dassault Systems, SolidWorks, and Microsoft to unleash the creative genius in everyone.

Dell also introduced an all new XPS 13 2-in-1 that offers a 360-degree hinge for multiple productivity and viewing options, up to 15 hours of battery life, and eye-popping clarity with a gorgeous QHD+ (5.7M pixels) InfinityEdge touch display. The fanless design keeps it silent and it can be configured with 7th Gen Intel Core vPro processors. To learn more about what Dell announced at CES, visit this link.

HP delivered power and innovative design in the redesigned Sprout Pro, and their latest 2-in-1 for business

The new Sprout Pro by HP powered by Windows 10

HP introduced the redesigned Sprout Pro, an immersive all-in-one PC that incorporates advanced technologies and new features that empower you to create highly visual content and interactive experiences by blending the physical and digital worlds. HP has evolved Sprout Pro’s software to make it easy to interact between Windows 10 Pro and Sprout’s unique HD resolution projector, touch mat, and 2D/3D cameras. The Sprout Pro now features a hefty Intel Core i7 processor, 1TB of SSHD storage, up to 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics for faster 3D scanning, and Windows 10 Pro with its innovative and secure experiences.

HP also announced the HP EliteBook x360 1030, an incredibly thin 14.9mm business-class convertible, featuring the iconic Elite design and durability, this device is built for performance with Intel 7th Generation Core processors and runs Windows 10 Pro. Integrated collaboration capabilities enhance productivity with dedicated conferencing keys, audio features bring new life to meetings and a 13.3-inch diagonal optional 4K UHD display with webcam and pen support makes creating content easier than ever. To learn more about what HP announced at CES, visit this link.

Lenovo introduced a new gaming brand and powerful state-of-the-art gaming laptops

Lenovo launched a dedicated sub-brand for Lenovo gaming, called Lenovo Legion. Lenovo’s new Legion offerings come in the form of two powerful gaming laptops designed for mainstream and enthusiast players. The Lenovo Legion Y720 and Y520 laptops offer gamers state-of-the-art technology to fully immerse in the game. These new PCs allow for a greater gaming experience in every sense—powering VR through the latest NVIDIA graphics, better sound with Dolby Atmos, and increased power with Intel’s latest 7th Gen Core i7 processor. In addition to these new gaming laptops, Lenovo announced updates to the ThinkPad X1 family of devices that are thinner, lighter, and more powerful than previous models. To learn more about what Lenovo announced at CES, visit this link.

LG delivered superior portability and battery life

LG Gram laptops powered by Windows 10

The feather-light LG Gram’s feature 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors, up to 512GB SSD and max 16GB DDR4 Dual Channel Memory and Full HD IPS panels that supports In-Touch Display technology. The newest LG Gram laptops come in three different screen sizes – the 13.3-inch and 14.0-inch models weigh in at 940 grams and 970 grams, respectively, while the largest model only weighs 1,090 grams despite its impressive 15.6-inch screen. Super slim bezels frame the screen to create a sophisticated, near-edgeless touchscreen that is great for interacting naturally with Windows 10 and using Windows Ink to make notes and annotate directly on webpages in Microsoft Edge. To learn more about what LG announced at CES, visit this link.

Game on with new MSI Laptops that pack the power of traditional desktops

MSI

MSI launched a brand-new lineup of gaming devices powered by Windows 10, the latest Intel 7th generation CPUs, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 GPUs. Brand-new VR-ready gaming laptops, gaming motherboards, ultimate gaming graphics cards equipped with TWIN FROZR VI, gaming desktop PCs and Gaming Gear peripherals to bring gamers all over the world the latest and greatest technologies. New MSI GT83VR, GT73VR, GS73VR, GS63VR, and GS43VR gaming laptops are powered by Windows 10 and Intel 7th generation CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti & GTX1050 gaming graphics cards, feature enhanced audio experiences and offer gamers the power of a desktop including fast and smooth VR experiences to gamers on the go. To learn more about what MSI announced at CES, visit this link.

Samsung unveiled their first gaming PC powered by Windows 10, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey

Samsung

This week Samsung unveiled their first ever gaming PC, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey powered by Windows 10. Available in 17.3-inch and 15.6-inch models, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey packs power in a beautiful design with premium features to offer a premium gaming experience. Powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor (Quad Core 45W), both models of the Samsung Notebook Odyssey offer lightning fast performance with premium graphic technologies. In addition to its high-performing engine, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15-inch offers a beautiful viewing experience including a backlight that goes up to 280 nits in brightness for crystal clear images. Samsung also showcased their recently updated Samsung Notebook 9 15-inch laptop. The Notebook 9 15-inch is equipped with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor, features a vibrant full HD display, has a built-in fingerprint reader that unlocks password free sign in with Windows Hello, and is packed with a battery that can last as long as 15 hours on a single charge. To learn more about what Samsung announced at CES, visit this link.

Toshiba introduced a powerful premium 2-in-1 for business

The Portégé X20W with Windows 10

Toshiba introduced the new Portégé X20W, a premium 2-in-1 convertible PC running Windows 10 Pro. Measuring 15.4mm thin and weighing less than 2.5 pounds, the Portégé X20W has a battery life of up to 16 hours, features multi-directional microphones to support Cortana, a pair of IR cameras to allow easy and secure log in with Windows Hello, and a touchscreen for digital inking with Windows Ink or marking up webpages in Microsoft Edge. The Portégé X20W is designed for mobile professionals, educators, and students. To learn more about what Toshiba announced at CES, visit this link.

These great new devices are just the beginning of how Windows will enable more creativity in 2017. As we announced in October, the Windows 10 Creators Update will let customers access amazing mixed reality content with the Universal Windows Platform catalog on head mounted displays from hardware partners like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 3Glasses. And as we announced in December, with Windows 10 on ARM, we are addressing the growing desire for more lightweight, portable, more battery efficient PCs. By partnering Qualcomm hardware with the Windows 10 Creators update and emulation technology, we’re opening the doors for our partners to build innovative devices that will create diversity in the marketplace and bring more choice to people and businesses that are looking for always-connected mobile computing experiences.

I want to thank all our partners for the great work they are doing to develop hardware that is designed to maximize all the benefits of the Windows 10 Creators Update. These partnerships ensure an entire ecosystem of devices to choose from so that each of us can unleash our inner creator, and 2017 is shaping up to bring even more exciting and compelling options than ever before.

Terry

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CES 2017: Dell adds convertible XPS 13 model, unveils 8K monitor and more

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Dell unveiled a series of innovations built with Windows 10 helping people maximize productivity and creativity while enjoying lifelike viewing experiences. The new products include the Dell Canvas, a horizontal smart workspace with touch, totem and pen capabilities; a 13-inch 2-in-1; XPS and Precision All-in-Ones; the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor and Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor; Dell’s most powerful VR-ready mobile workstation; a new Inspiron gaming line, a wireless charging 2-in-1 for the ultimate “no wires” experience and more.

Here’s a closer look at what Dell announced today:

Dell Canvas – work at the speed of thought

The Dell Canvas channels the innovative possibilities of Windows 10 and the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update into a new category of smart workspace technology. The versatile 27-inch QHD smart workspace expands productivity for content developers and designers so you can create, communicate and express your ideas as naturally as you do with pen on paper. Through the use of 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 webpages in Microsoft Edge. Powered by virtually any Windows 10 PC, Dell Canvas also plugs seamlessly into software solutions from partners including Adobe, Autodesk, AVID, Dassault Systems, SolidWorks and Microsoft to unleash the creative genius in everyone.

Pricing and Availability: The Dell Canvas will be available March 30 on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $1,799.

Updates to the XPS lineup – XPS 13 adds convertible model; XPS 15 more powerful

 

Dell introduced a brand new XPS 13 2-in-1 that offers a 360-degree hinge for multiple productivity and viewing options, so you can use it as a laptop or flip the display to use it as a tablet. It also features up to 15 hours of battery life and eye-popping clarity with a gorgeous QHD+ (5.7M pixels) InfinityEdge touch display. The fanless design keeps it silent and it can be configured with 7th Gen Intel Core vPro processors and Dell BIOS and manageability software – all backed by Dell’s global ProSupport services.

Other features include:

  • The internal and external surface temperatures of the system ensure the XPS 13 2-in-1 keeps its cool while tackling your most challenging tasks.
  • Superior materials and build quality – durable and stunning – machined aluminum, carbon fiber, bonded Gorilla Glass NBT and steel hinges wrapped in machined aluminum
  • Leading edge connectivity with all USB Type C with one Thunderbolt 3 connector – charging and display functionality with either port; faster downloads and one-cable docking solutions for a clean desk setup; USB C to USB A adapter included in the box
  • Superior usability with standard backlit keyboard and precision touchpad, as well as a fingerprint reader that allows you login securely and easily with Windows Hello

Dell XPS 15 (Model 9550) Touch notebook computer hero shot.

Dell has also updated the XPS 15, which offers powerhouse performance and a stunning display in a 15-inch laptop, with 7th Gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA Pascal architecture – GeForce GTX 100 graphics and a fingerprint reader that enables Windows Hello for password-free logins with the swipe of a finger.

Pricing and Availability: The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is available exclusively on Dell.com and at Best Buy in the U.S. starting at $999.99. The Dell XPS 15 notebook is available on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $999.99.

XPS & Precision all-in-ones with Windows 10  

The new XPS 27 AIO takes sound to a whole new level with built-in audio quality that previously required an external sound bar. With full-frequency range high-fidelity audio built in, they deliver the best sound available in an AIO with 10 speakers pumping out sound at 50W per channel. The viewing experience is equally impressive with a beautiful 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) edge-to-edge touch display supporting 100 percent Adobe RGB color gamut. With Windows Hello, you can login with a look using the infrared camera, or ask Cortana for things from across the room using the device’s far-field processing from waves + quad array mics.

The Precision AIO delivers more performance options with Intel Xeon processors, AMD Radeon Pro graphics capable of powering VR and outstanding reliability with ISV certifications for top programs like AVID and SolidWorks, as well as leading security and manageability software.

Pricing and Availability: Dell XPS 27 AIO is available on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $1,499.99. The Dell Precision AIO (5720) will be available April 6 on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $1,599.

Dell’s first VR-ready mobile workstation – the Precision 7720

Dell Precision 7710 Non-Touch mobile workstation.

The world of virtual reality is expanding in near-infinite directions and the creative pioneers driving all this content need the best tools. Enter the Dell Precision 7720 mobile workstation—Dell’s first VR-ready mobile workstation designed specifically for VR content creation. It’s Dell’s most powerful mobile workstation, thanks to the latest 7th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors and NVIDIA Pascal Quadro professional graphics. Like all Dell Precision workstations, it’s developed specifically to work with and optimize the latest software suites, and – since it’s a mobile workstation – you can now develop VR content from anywhere you find inspiration.

Pricing and Availability: Dell Precision 7720 VR-ready mobile workstation will be available on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $1,699.

Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K monitor and Dell 27 Ultrathin monitor

The Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor is a near-borderless 32-inch 8K resolution display. With more than 1 billion colors, 33.2M pixels of resolution, 100 percent Adobe RGB and sRGB color gamut and an unprecedented 280 ppi, the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K monitor delivers four times more content than Ultra HD 4K resolution and 16 times more content than Full HD.

Additionally, Dell is announcing several new monitors with its new HDR feature to enhance the visual experience through a wider range of colors for exceptionally vivid images, higher clarity with visibly vibrant textures and increased contrast to capture a multitude of natural shades and hues. New monitors with the HDR feature include: the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor featuring the world’s overall thinnest profile, a sleek, modern design aesthetic, Quad HD technology and USB Type-C connectivity as well as the Dell 24 and 27 InfinityEdge Monitors, which also feature dual 6W external speakers professionally tuned by award-winning Waves Maxx Audio.

Pricing and Availability: Available March 23 on Dell.com in the U.S., the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2718D) starts at $699.99, and the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor (UP3218K) starts at $4,999. Available Feb. 23 on Dell.com in the United States, the Dell 24 InfinityEdge Monitor (S2418HX) starts at $289.99, and the Dell 27 InfinityEdge Monitor (S2718HX) starts at $379.99.

The ultimate “no wires” experience coming soon with a wireless charging 2-in-1

Dell-Latitude-7285-2-in-1-Image

With WiTricity magnetic resonance wireless charging technology, Dell will deliver a truly wireless experience in the 12-inch Latitude 7285 2-in-1, available later this year. When combined with a charging mat and WiGig wireless dock, you can take the Latitude 2-in-1 with you without disengaging any wires or a physical dock. And when you get back to your desk and set the 2-in-1 on the charging mat, it begins charging, automatically reconnects to the WiGig dock and content appears on the external display. No wires involved!

Pricing and availability: The Latitude 7285 2-in-1 featuring wireless charging capabilities will be available summer of 2017. Pricing will be announced during Dell EMC World in May.

Dell consumer and commercial devices refresh

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Dell’s line of XPS, Inspiron and Alienware consumer devices and OptiPlex, Latitude and Precision commercial products are being upgraded with performance enhancements, thanks to 7th Gen Intel Core processors, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity options and updated professional graphics from NVIDIA and AMD.

Precision and Latitude products built for business also feature 7th Gen Intel Core vPro and Xeon processors and new ultrathin notebook and 2-in-1 designs— thin and light professional products that don’t compromise on productivity, security and manageability. The Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks and an award-winning 12-inch Latitude 5000 Series 2-in-1 are also added to the lineup. The detachable Latitude 5285 2-in-1 weighs less than two lbs, features a unique auto-deploy kickstand that extends up to 150 degrees for multiple viewing angles and has multiple connectivity options.

For desktop lovers looking for space-saving designs, Dell has redefined the desktop experience with the new OptiPlex 5250 AIO and an updated line of OptiPlex small and micro form factor desktops. Great for pairing with a desktop or laptop, new monitors also include the Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing perfect for Skype, which features a two megapixel Full HD IR camera with privacy shutter, noise-canceling microphone and dual 5W speakers built in, and the Dell 24 Touch Monitor, which features 10-point touch with an anti-glare touch screen and height-adjustment, tilt and swivel capabilities for an ideal touch experience.

Pricing and Availability: New Latitude notebooks, including the Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1, will be available on Dell.com in the U.S. The Latitude 5285 2-in-1 starts at $899. Available Feb. 7 on Dell.com in the U.S., the OptiPlex 5050 Micro starts at $599 and the OptiPlex 5250 AIO starts at $879. Available Jan. 12 on Dell.com in the U.S., the Dell 24 Touch Monitor (P2418HT) starts at $399.99, and the Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing (P2418HZ) starts at $329.99

It’s great to see partners like Dell push the limits of what’s possible to offer customers innovative devices that light up Windows 10. To learn more about Dell’s news from today, visit dell.com/CESpressroom.

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A closer look at the new Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and more great Windows 10 PCs

There’s a Windows 10 PC built for anything you want to do, whether it’s watching a movie, working in a spreadsheet or playing your favorite games – like Lenovo’s newest gaming PC, the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube, now available at Microsoft Stores and at microsoftstore.com. These devices take advantage of great Windows 10 features, including your digital personal assistant Cortana and compatibility with Xbox Play Anywhere.

These devices are redefining the desktop category by taking the desktop from a home appliance – something you keep under your desk – to part of the home décor – something displayed in the living room or on top of the desk to show off.

Let’s take a look at some of these desktops:

  1. The new Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube
  2. HP Omen X Desktop
  3. Dell Alienware Area-51
  4. HP Elite Slice
  5. Samsung ArtPC Pulse
  6. Dell Inspiron Micro Desktop

Experience the best in gaming desktops

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube with Windows 10, now available

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

 

The new IdeaCentre Y710 Cube with Windows 10 is designed with a built-in carry handle for easy transport between gaming stations, ideal for staying competitive no matter where you play. The Cube also comes with the option of an integrated Xbox One Wireless receiver with one Xbox One controller. The receiver supports up to eight Xbox One controllers simultaneously for gaming sessions with friends.

Proving a true gaming rig doesn’t need to take up an entire room, the IdeaCentre AIO Y910 captures the power of state-of-the-art PC desktops in an all-in-one form and fits conveniently in places where a bulkier PC can’t. It cuts down on the sprawling hardware and cables that clutter traditional towers, while allowing you to handle 4K gaming, VR and high-quality streaming with massive computing capabilities in real-time. An easily detachable back panel allows for one-step access to the core components.

Other features include:

  • 27-inch Quad High Definition (2560×1440) borderless display
  • NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, up to 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM to handle today’s most resource-intensive releases
  • Twin 5W Harman Kardon stereo speakers for impeccable sound
  • Killer DoubleShot Pro Wi-Fi reduces in-game lag
  • Ultra-thin display features 144Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time to deliver that tactical edge when every millisecond counts

Pricing and Availability: The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube starts at $1,299 USD.

The HP Omen X Desktop with Windows 10

The OMEN X Desktop is a fully customizable, powerful desktop featuring the best performance, thermal management and cutting-edge design. This desktop is built with a revolutionary thermal management solution, which includes a tri-chamber design with dedicated cooling for each chamber. The tool-less access to the internals, clean cable management features and a toolkit hidden in the chassis accommodates any customization you might want. You can also buy an empty OMEN X Desktop chassis as a standalone option for a do-it-yourself PC experience.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • DirectX 12 capable for stunning gaming visuals
  • The OMEN Control software provides complete design control, allowing for custom LED light modifications and brightness adjustments in real time.
  • 6th generation Intel Core i5/i7 over-clockable processors and the latest graphics technology, up to dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and up to dual AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
  • NVME PCIe connected SSDs
  • Includes support for up to three 120mm liquid cooling radiators with top-mounted exhaust vents and a stand that lifts the case off the ground to help pull cool air in, allowing for maximum ventilation.

Pricing and Availability: The HP Omen X Desktop starts from $589.99 USD.

The Dell Alienware Area-51 with Windows 10

 Dell Alienware Area-51

With a VR-ready Alienware PC, you can be the first to experience the future of gaming. The Alienware Vive-Optimized desktops are unmatched in performance, featuring Intel processors and NVIDIA or AMD graphics options. The Area-51’s three corners are built to support five times the system’s weight, and you can pivot the system towards you and gain easy access to the rear ports when connecting or disconnecting cables. You’ll get built-in support for the Xbox controller and can even stream Xbox One games to a Windows 10 Home PC, laptop, or tablet anywhere in your home.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7 Haswell-E processors
  • Factory overclocked and liquid-cooled
  • Available with 6 or 8 core CPU options
  • Intel’s X99 Express Chipset
  • Quad Channel DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • SSD + HHD Storage Options
  • Intel 802.11ac Wireless (internal)

Pricing and Availability: The Dell Alienware Area-51 starts from $1,699.99 USD.

Great PCs for productivity

The HP Elite Slice with Windows 10   

 The HP Elite Slice with Windows 10The HP Elite Slice is the first modular commercial desktop with cable-less connectivity and enables customers to build the desktop of their choice. This desktop changes the way office space is designed to create work environments that boast productivity and collaboration with its modular design, featuring stunning curves in matte black with polished copper accents to streamline workplaces. The ultra-small, big power form factor is just 6.5” x 1.38” x 6.5” and weighs 2.31 lbs.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Optional touch fingerprint sensor for improved security and easy authentication.
  • Up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 35-watt processors
  • Integrated wireless charging and USB Type-C
  • Unique 360-degree dual fan pipe ring keeps the powerful device running cool
  • Peripheral support for enhanced productivity including one Ethernet port, built-in Wi-Fi module and antennas, one HDMI and one DisplayPort to power multiple displays
  • Powered from a display via only one USB 3.1 Type-C cable with a Type-C compatible display, including the optional new Quad HD HP EliteDisplay S240uj Monitor

Pricing and Availability: The HP Elite Slice starts from $699 USD.

The Samsung ArtPC Pulse with Windows 10

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The Samsung ArtPC PULSE redefines the design of computers as we know it. With Windows 10, you can navigate through an engaging and intuitive tile display and create virtual desktops to save space and keep your work projects and personal apps separate. Impeccably slim and exquisitely premium, the Samsung ArtPC PULSE is built with full metal in a cylindrical form factor. Plus, an eye-catching lighting band lets you set up smart notifications or add a splash of character. This is the first computer you want to place at the center of your space.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Desktop-grade 6th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with Microsoft Signature Edition
  • AMD RX 460 graphics card and dual 4K outputs for your movies, photos and more
  • 360° omni-directional speaker unit powered by Harman Kardon

Pricing and Availability: The Samsung ArtPC Pulse starts from $1,199.99 USD.

The Dell Inspiron Micro Desktop with Windows 10       

 Dell Inspiron

The Inspiron Micro Desktop with Windows 10 packs a full suite of features into an ultra-compact package small enough to hold in one hand at just 5.16” x 5.16”. Families seeking a space-saving computing solution will love the micro desktop’s simple and streamlined design, engineered to blend in with other household devices without cluttering your space. You can boot up in seconds and quickly access data with a responsive, reliable solid state drive, and enjoy lightning-fast access to websites, games and apps with the latest dual-core Intel Celeron or quad-core Intel Pentium processors.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Four USB ports and a 3-in-1 SD card reader
  • HDMI and DisplayPort for easy multi-tasking
  • Gigabit LAN, integrated Bluetooth and the latest long-range 802.11a/c wireless technology

Pricing and Availability: The Dell Inspiron Micro Desktop starts from $229.99 USD.

*Cortana available in select markets.
**Windows Hello biometrics sign-in requires specialized hardware including a Windows Hello capable device, fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors.

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Dell introduces XPS and Inspiron laptops with Windows 10 in new colors

The all new XPS, weighing in at less than three pounds, is available in a beautiful new rose-gold finish and the Inspiron laptops are available in a variety of colors ranging from sparkling white to midnight blue. These new PCs will be available beginning October 4, 2016.

Dell XPS 13 laptop powered by Windows 10

Dell XPS 13 laptop powered by Windows 10

Dell designed this fresh lineup of PCs to take full advantage of Windows 10 and the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update to empower you to be productive on-the-go. With features like Cortana*, your personal digital assistant, Microsoft Edge, touchscreens that let you take full advantage of Windows Ink and infrared cameras that allow you to sign in to the device easily and securely with Windows Hello, this lineup has your needs covered whether you’re a student, business professional or family.

Here’s a closer look at the new lineup:

Dell XPS 13 laptop – stylish design and built for premium performance

Designed and built for premium performance with new powerful 7th Generation Intel Core processors, mobility and visual fidelity, the new XPS 13 features Dell’s exclusive virtually borderless and premium Full HD or UltraSharp QHD+ InfinityEdge display, and now offers even more power and a better battery life of up to 22 hours in a stylish new rose-gold color.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • New beautiful, Rose Gold color available in two configurations:
    • Intel 7th Generation Core i5; 8GB memory; 256GB SSD; 13.3-inch FHD
    • Intel 7th Generation Core i7; 8GB memory; 256GB SSD; 13.3-inch QHD+ with Touch
  • New larger 60WHr battery delivering longer battery life, up to 22 hours on FHD and up to 13 hours on QHD+
  • New Killer 1535 Wireless-AC technology for strong and reliable WiFi connection
  • Stunning 13.3-inch screen in an 11-inch frame
  • Weight starting at 2.7lbs and measuring a super slim 9-15mm
  • Constructed with machined aluminum, carbon fiber and Corning Gorilla Glass for incredible durability and stunning design

Inspiron 15 & 17 5000 laptops – brilliant colors and features to fit your style

Designed to deliver exceptional value, the Inspiron 15 5000 is perfect for individuals and families who share a PC. The Inspiron 15-inch FHD touch-enabled laptop offers an optional infrared camera that allows you to sign in to the device easily and securely with Windows Hello. The Inspiron 17 5000 is a great desktop replacement allowing you to take your projects or entertainment on-the-go.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • New thinner design for portability and an array of fun colors including Sparkling White, Midnight Blue, Fog Night, Matte Gray, Black, Bali Blue, Tango Red or Cosmic Purple
  • Optional infrared camera with Windows Hello lets you log in with just a look (15-inch FHD touch configuration only)
  • Vibrant, optional FHD display for beautiful graphics with optional touch on 15-inch version
  • TrueColor makes images and video up to twice as vibrant and more realistic
  • DVD drive with optional Blu-ray writer for extra storage and watching videos

Pricing and Availability

The Dell XPS 13 will be available starting Oct. 4 at $799 USD and the Dell Inspiron 15 and 17 5000 will be available starting Oct. 4 at $549.99 USD. To learn more visit Dell.com.

We’re thrilled to see world-class Windows 10 devices like these from Dell, which offer you great performance in stylish designs along with the best Windows 10 has to offer.

*Cortana available in select markets.

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Innovative devices from Microsoft partners bring Windows 10 experiences to life

It’s been an exciting last few weeks watching our OEM partners introduce a collection of new Windows PCs at variety of recent industry events including gamescom in Cologne, IFA 2016 in Berlin, and PAX West 2016 in Seattle. Partners including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo have all unveiled their latest Windows 10 2-in-1s, ultrathin notebooks, unique desktop PCs, all-in-ones and gaming rigs.

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Windows 10 is better than ever at helping people and businesses be more productive and secure, and our partners continue to introduce innovative devices that bring the Windows 10 experiences to life. From the world’s thinnest notebooks to the first curved-screen gaming notebook, the devices announced recently are on the bleeding edge of design and performance and highlight just some of the Windows 10 features including Windows Hello, Cortana  and increased gaming capabilities.

Here are just a few of the highlights of the dozens of new products introduced at gamescom, IFA and PAX.

Thin and beautiful, packed with features

For those who seek a thin and sleek PC, Acer is expanding their ultra-slim notebook offerings with its Swift Series, ultra-thin Windows 10 devices designed for a broad range of budgets and lifestyles. The pencil-thin Swift 7 measures just 0.39 inches and weighs just 2.48 pounds.

The Acer Swift 7 with Windows 10

In addition, Acer introduced the Spin Series, which boasts a convertible notebook at 0.43 inches and 2.6 pounds. Ranging in size from 11.6-inches to 14-inches, these new convertible Windows 10 notebooks incorporate innovative 360-degree hinges and can be used as either a notebook or tablet, with a space-saving display mode, or in tent mode for sharing presentations or watching movies.

The Acer Spin 7 with Windows 10

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Meanwhile, Lenovo is expanding the Yoga family with the new Yoga 910, an ultra-thin 0.56” convertible laptop that offers up to 15.5 hours of battery life, while harnessing the power of up to Intel’s latest 7th Gen Core i7 processor. The Yoga 910 includes 10 percent more screen area than its previous generations with a 14 percent increase in pixel density for sharper images, 100 percent sRGB color gamut coverage, enhanced music and sound with Dolby Audio Premium, and the choice of a 4K or Full HD display.

The Lenovo 910 with Windows 10

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ASUS announced new European pricing and availability for its for ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro, Transformer 3, ZenPad 3S 10 and ZenScreen. The ZenBook 3, an ultra-sleek 0.47” laptop, offers a built-in fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support. The reader provides customers with instant, one-touch access so they can sign in quickly and securely without having to type their password or PIN. The ZenBook 3 also showcases an innovative cooling system with ultra-thin 3mm thermal system design and Intel’s core i7 performance. The Transformer 3 is a beautiful 2-in-1 pc that is 0.275” thin and crafted from aluminum with color options in Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray. The Transformer 3 Pro gives customers an integrated metal kickstand with a step-less hinge that allowing the device to be used at almost any angle up to 170°.

The ASUS ZenBook 3 with Windows 10

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Productivity meets entertainment

Lenovo’s latest innovations also include the Miix 510, a detachable that gives users a full-size keyboard when they want it with the freedom to leave it behind when they’re on the go. With the power of up to the 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processor to get work done, the Miix 510 detaches from its keyboard to become a standalone tablet, great for browsing and online entertainment. Combined with a full-size touchscreen, you can take notes, sketch, draw and create in any way you want using Windows Ink in the Windows 10 Anniversary edition. And with up to 7.5 hours of battery life, the Miix 510 also makes a great presentation device, an e-reader or a work laptop.

The Lenovo Miix 510 with Windows 10

Big entertainment in a small package

Acer is bringing Windows 10 to the world of entertainment with the launch of the Revo Base home entertainment hub. This addition to Acer’s award-winning Revo mini PC lineup packs powerful performance into a compact 1-liter chassis that’s ideal for use as a multimedia hub in homes where space is at a premium. The entertainment, browsing and content-serving device features up to Intel Core i7 processor, and up to 8GB of DDR3L system memory, ensuring that it runs smoothly when handling intensive tasks such as decoding high-quality multimedia content. The Revo Base also offers plentiful storage for all your entertainment needs including playing videos, music and pictures.

Thinking outside the box

Innovative design is at the core of the HP Pavilion Wave, a Windows 10 desktop PC for home users that features an iconic triangular form. HP’s new desktop PC is 85 percent smaller than traditional PC towers, but still has the power of a full-sized desktop. The desktop design is built around the central audio system and finished with premium materials including acoustic fabric engineered for room filling sound. A parabolic reflector on top of the PC reflects the sound coming from the speaker grille in parallel from all directions and acts as an outlet vent for hot air to come out. The 360 Degree Multi-Directional Reflective Audio delivers a crisp audio profile at all frequencies and is tuned by B&O Play for amazing sound whether listening to mid, high or low ranges. The HP Pavilion Wave also incorporates dual array microphones to take full advantage of Cortana, allowing users to talk to their computer for hands-free interactions.

The HP Pavilion Wave with Windows 10

HP is also pushing the boundaries of workplace collaboration and productivity with the HP Elite Slice, the first modular commercial desktop with cable-less connectivity. The cable-less design allows for a clean work environment without the need for separate cables plugged into the wall to power each component. Its modular design features stunning curves in matte black with polished copper accents to streamline workplaces. It allows customers to pick and choose a factory cover or stackable options to add functionality including the Collaboration Cover or Wireless Charging Cover (The Wireless Charging Cover is expected to start shipping in the first half of 2017 and requires factory configuration), or additional stackable modules such as the Audio Module or ODD (Optical Disk Drive) Module. These options create a beautiful PC that is unique to each business and its employees. The ultra-small, big power form factor is just 6.5” x 1.38” x 6.5” and weighs 2.31.

The HP Elite Slice with Windows 10

The HP Elite Slice portfolio also includes the new HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms solution to help users get more out of their meetings by having seamless technology to drive immersive conferencing and collaboration experiences with integrated audio and full desktop functionality. HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms combines HP Elite Slice, the HP Collaboration Cover, HP Audio Module and Intel® Unite™ software to create a unique Microsoft Skype for Business conferencing solution making meeting rooms more intuitive and efficient with crisp, clear sound.

More immersive gaming

In the world of gaming, Acer and Dell are taking the experience to the next level with their new Windows 10 gaming notebooks. Acer is expanding its Predator series with the Predator 21 X, the world’s first notebook to offer a curved display to deliver the ultimate, immersive gaming experience. The Predator 21 X offers a curved 21-inch IPS display that offers wide-angle viewing to ensure smooth and sharp gameplay. The notebook also integrates Tobii eye-tracking technology that tracks a gamer’s eye movement that lets players aim, identify enemies and take cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen.

The Acer Predator 21X with Windows 10

Dell’s new Alienware Windows 10 gaming notebooks are the company’s thinnest and first virtual reality-ready line of notebooks. Offered in 13-, 15-, and 17-inch screen sizes, the Alienware family includes the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series family of GPUs, desktop-class graphics performance, and are up to 25 percent thinner than previous versions. Games sound great due to an enhanced new speaker design that includes internal smart amps that monitor audio waveforms, enabling the use of the entire thermal margin of the speaker. All of this in enclosed in new construction materials that improve both heat management and durability. In addition, Alienware also includes support for optional Tobii eye-tracking technology, and an exclusive Overwolf app that can replay gaze patterns so gamers can learn from mistakes and find new opportunities to crush the competition.

The Dell Alienware 17 with Windows 10

ASUS showcased their latest lineup of gaming innovations including the ROG 3DMod PC, which demonstrates the latest synchronized ASUS Aura RGB lighting technology and creative 3D-printed accessories, providing gamers with new options for customization. The PC build features a liquid-cooled system and ASUS Aura RGB lighting with nine programmable lighting effects that can be synchronized across its ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard, ROG Strix GTX 1080 graphics card and attached RGB strips, giving gamers the freedom of customization.

Taking gaming to the next level

As if all these brand-new devices aren’t enough, HP recently announced its OMEN X family of gaming products for “domination-level gaming.” The high-end lineup includes an upgrade to the OMEN 17.3-inch diagonal laptop, OMEN X Desktop, OMEN X Curved Display and OMEN with SteelSeries accessories, delivering aggressive performance, customization, and flexibility for the hard-core gamer.

The HP OMEN X family with Windows 10

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Lenovo jumps into virtual gaming with the recently announced IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and IdeaCentre AIO Y910 desktop PCs. Offering portability for the serious player, both devices come in space-saving form factors to give top-of-the-line performance around the home and elsewhere. The compact IdeaCentre Y710 Cube even comes with a built-in carry handle for easy transport. And the sleek IdeaCentre AIO Y910 offers massive gaming power — without the mass — while also filling the bill as a family PC or video entertainment center.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube with Windows 10

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These new devices represent some of the most impressive PCs and Windows 10 experiences in the market today, and I couldn’t be more excited with the work our partners continue to do to push the boundaries in modern devices and solutions. Whether at home, work or play, these devices do a fantastic job of lighting up the experiences Windows 10 has to offer.

To learn more about the wide range of powerful devices built on Windows 10, please see our Windows 10 devices website.

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Dell introduces new Alienware gaming PCs with Windows 10

Today at PAX West, Dell unveiled all-new Alienware gaming notebooks with Windows 10, including the introduction of its thinnest and first-ever VR-ready notebooks. To celebrate its 20th anniversary as a leading pioneer in specialty high-performance PC gaming systems, this new line of notebooks run on Windows 10 and boast the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series family of GPUs, desktop-class graphics performance on notebooks and more.

Let’s take a look at these gaming-ready PCs:

The Alienware 17 with Windows 10

The new Alienware 17 is the ultimate gaming notebook with an emphasis on screen size, gaming performance and overall immersion. This flagship notebook gains more power, with overclocked Intel Core i7 processors and DDR4 memory running up to 2667 Mhz. Thinner than ever before, its new hinge-forward design increases system ventilation. New materials including anti-smudge finishes add great utility to its aggressive look. Alienware 17 also supports Windows Hello, so you can log onto your device with a scan of your face, rather than typing passwords, making security more convenient and natural.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Optional IR Tobii eye-tracking technology adds great accessibility features based on where you’re looking
  • Intel Core i7 processors and DDR4 memory running up to 2667 Mhz
  • New speaker design includes internal smart-amps that monitor audio waveforms, enabling the use of the entire thermal margin of the speaker for stronger sound

Pricing and availability: The new Alienware 17 system will be available in the coming weeks and can be found on Alienware.com or Dell.com in the United States and in select countries around the world. Please check your local retailer for specific availability in your region.

The Alienware 15 with Windows 10 

 

Balancing superior gaming performance with portability, the new mid-size Alienware 15 is for gamers that want the best of both. With more power in a thinner frame, it comes with great graphics options from AMD and NVIDIA, including the stunning, VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. Coming standard with a 15.6” FHD, IPS Anti-Glare, 300-nits display, additional options include FHD 120Hz display with NVIDIA G-Sync for incredibly smooth, synchronized frame rates and UHD IGZO for 4k resolutions. Built to be on-the-go, its exceptional battery life keeps it going with a 68 watt-hour lithium ion battery and an optional 99 watt-hour battery to enable extended gameplay when away from a plug.

Pricing and availability: The new Alienware 15 system will be available in the coming weeks and can be found on Alienware.com or Dell.com in the United States and in select countries around the world. Please check your local retailer for specific availability in your region.

The Alienware 13 with Windows 10

The new Alienware 13 may be the brand’s smallest notebook, but with some big improvements. Configurable with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics, this aggressive design will offer one of the most compact VR-ready devices ever. Whether gaming at high resolutions or in your own virtual world, trillions of LED lighting combinations through eight unique programmable lighting zones with up to 20 distinct colors deliver truly dazzling gameplay.

Pricing and availability: The Alienware 13 will be available in November and can all be found on Alienware.com or Dell.com in the United States and in select countries around the world. Please check your local retailer for specific availability in your region.

The Alienware Graphics Amplifier          

The Alienware Graphics Amplifier is designed to propel your mobile gameplay to warp speed as a plug-in companion to Alienware laptops; small enough to slide into a standard carry case, yet powerful enough to transform mobile gaming, including VR, the Graphics Amp can be your ticket to otherworldly experiences.

Great for adding to your Graphics Amp or any Alienware device, Dell offers some of the best monitors in the world. The new Dell 24 Gaming Monitor (S2417DG) delivers sharp and clear QHD graphics and matches gamers’ speed of reaction with virtually no input lag at a 1 ms panel response time for the ultimate competitive edge. The Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor (U3417W) takes the benefits of curved, ultra-wide screens even further with a more immersive viewing experience; it’s perfect for going deeper into gaming action with extended peripheral vision and 18W speakers for a cinematic experience.

Dell’s newest Alienware gaming PCs built with Windows 10 are perfect for the ultimate gaming experience. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. Visit Dell.com to learn more, and look for them on shelves as soon as this week!

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10 offers on Windows 10 PCs to take advantage of the Anniversary Update

Today, we’re outlining 10 great offers on the purchase of new Windows 10 PCs from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft Stores and Staples. There’s even special offers outlined below just for students! Purchasing a new Windows 10 PC is a great way to take advantage of all the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update features.

Windows 10 PC offers at a glance, keep scrolling for more details.

  1. ASUS Q524 – $150 off + Students save an additional $150
  2. Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 17.3” touch screen laptop – $100 off + Students save an additional $150
  3. Dell XPS 13 – $100 off
  4. HP Pavilon x360 – $100 off
  5. HP Spectre x360 – $150 off; Students save an additional $150 at Microsoft Stores and Best Buy
  6. Lenovo Flex 4 – $150 off
  7. Lenovo Yoga 710 15” – $100 off + Students save an additional $150
  8. Samsung Galaxy TabPro S – $100 off
  9. Surface Book i5 128 GB – $150 off + Students save an additional $150
  10. Study & Play Deals for Surface + Xbox One, and Dell PC + Free TV

1. ASUS Q524 – $150 off + Students save an additional $150

ASUS Q524 with Windows 10

Best Buy is offering $150 off the purchase of the ASUS Q524 in store and online and an additional $150 off the purchase price for students*. Bring gaming power to any location with this ASUS laptop. Flip-and-fold functionality lets you find a comfortable viewing or gaming position whether you’re at home or sitting in a crowded waiting room. NVIDIA GeForce graphics with dedicated memory support complex gaming, and the Full HD screen delivers images in crisp detail on this ASUS laptop. Driven by 2GB dedicated video memory to quickly render high-quality images for videos and games.

2. Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 17.3” touch screen laptop – $100 off + Students save an additional $150

Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 touch screen laptop

Best Buy is offering $100 off the purchase of the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 touch screen laptop in store and online and an additional $150 off the purchase price for students*. Access digital work tools with this Dell Inspiron laptop. The 17.3-inch screen lets you maximize documents for personal viewing comfort, and the full keyboard includes a 10-key pad to make data entry easier. This Dell Inspiron laptop comes with a touch screen for added navigation options and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics that let you move from work to gaming.

3. Dell XPS 13$100 off

Dell XPS 13 with Windows 10

Save $100 on the Dell XPS 13 when you purchase it at Microsoft Stores**. Premium construction, excellent portability, 6th Gen Intel Core i5 power—the Dell XPS 13 is as powerful and feature-packed as they get. The virtually borderless InfinityEdge display maximizes screen space by squeezing a 13-inch display in an 11-inch frame. Weighing only 2.7 pounds, the XPS 13 is exceptionally thin and light.

4. HP Pavilion x360 – $100 off

HP Pavilion x360

Save $100 on the HP Pavilion x360 when you purchase it from Staples***. The HP Pavilion features a 15.6″ touchscreen and a 360-degree hinge that gets you in the perfect position to work and play on the go. It’s thin, light and has great battery life, so your laptop can go wherever you go. The HP Pavilion x360 also features a truly powerful audio experience: HP Audio Boost and audio tuning by B & O PLAY deliver rich, authentic sound.

5. HP Spectre x360 – $150 off; Students save an additional $150

HP Spectre x360

The HP Spectre x360 features a 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen in an ultra-slim flexible design. This convertible PC can be used four ways—laptop, stand, tent and tablet—thanks to a unique 360-degree hinge that flips to the perfect view. And it’s as mighty as it is versatile, with a 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 256GB solid state drive and 8GB of memory delivering blazing-fast performance. You can purchase the HP Spectre x360 from Microsoft Stores** and Best Buy* at a $150 discount with an additional $150 off for students.

6. Lenovo Flex 4 – $150 off

Lenovo Flex 4

Save $150 on the Lenovo Flex 4 when you purchase it from Staples****. The Lenovo FLEX 4 delivers an immersive entertainment experience with a touchscreen that folds 360 degrees to use in different ways, and the power of a laptop that has the latest Intel processors, integrated Intel HD graphics and plenty of storage for music and videos. Enjoy the perfect view for your audio video stream in Full HD resolution and turn it up loud with stereo speakers by Harman Audio.

7. Lenovo Yoga 710 15” – $100 off + Students save an additional $150

Lenovo Yoga 710 15”

Best Buy is offering $100 off the purchase of the Lenovo Yoga 710 15” in store and online and an additional $150 off the purchase price for students*. This 15-inch PC operates as a laptop or tablet to meet the needs of the task at hand. Excellent speed and a powerful graphics processor make casual gaming and video streaming enjoyable. The hinge design of this Lenovo Yoga laptop lets you find a comfortable position for work or browsing.

8. Samsung Galaxy TabPro S – $100 off

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S for Windows 10

Save $100 on the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S when you purchase it from Amazon******. The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is a premium tablet that offers the most popular features of laptops and tablets, giving you access to full notebook PC functionality in a lightweight tablet. The sleek device is 6.3mm thin and weighs only 693g with a 12” vibrant display with Super AMOLED screen. The Galaxy TabPro S is designed to be easily carried around all day and comes with a full-size keyboard at purchase.

9. Surface Book i5 128 GB – $150 off + Students save an additional $150

Surface Book

Best Buy is offering $150 off Surface Book if you purchase one in store or online at Best Buy, and, if you’re a student, you can take an additional $150 off the total price*. This ultrathin, high-performance laptop is equipped with incredible 3000 x 2000 screen resolution and the versatility of a tablet. It combines a powerful 6th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of memory, so no creative tasks are too demanding. Use the included Surface Pen to mark-up presentations, sign documents, take notes and much more.

10. Study and Play Offers for students

Study and Play bundle

Gear up for college with great deals on the latest technology and tools designed for student life. Students can save up to $449 on Surface and Xbox One or by purchasing a Dell PC for $699+, get a free TV! Learn more about these great student offers here.

Now is a great time to take advantage of one of these awesome deals on the purchase of a new Windows 10 PC! Microsoft Stores also offers personal Answer Desk appointments and Windows 10 workshops so you can learn, experience and upgrade your device to the new Anniversary Update. Find your local Microsoft Store for more information.

*Best Buy offer valid 7/31/16-8/6/16 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico only. Markdowns taken from regular prices. Excludes special order, clearance, open-box, refurbished and pre-owned items. Full details on College Student Deals, visit BestBuy.com/StudentDeals.
**Offer available at Microsoft Stores and microsoftstore.com from 7/25 – 9/24; in the U.S. and Puerto Rico only.
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Product available on Staples.com and at select stores in the U.S. $100 offer valid from 7/31 – 9/24.
****Product available on Staples.com and at select stores in the U.S. $150 offer valid from 7/31 – 8/20 and 8/28 – 9/10.
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Offer valid through 8/31/2016 in the U.S.

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Windows 10 Experiences Come to Life on New OEM Devices at Computex 2016

When it comes to unveiling the latest computing experiences in Asia, nothing beats Computex 2016, the continent’s largest IT trade show. This year’s conference has attracted more than 1,600 exhibitors from 29 countries, and the excitement is palpable. It’s a thrill to support our OEM partners as they announce their latest Windows 10 devices that will be in market soon.

There are plenty of new and innovative devices being announced from partners including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and MSI. Whether you seek on-the-job productivity or downtime entertainment, there’s something just for you in every form factor and price range.

As we look at the device market opportunity with our partners, there are several categories where we continue to see growth and innovation: 2-in-1s, all-in-ones, gaming and internet of things (IoT).

As we look at the device market opportunity with our partners, there are several categories where we continue to see growth and innovation: 2-in-1s, all-in-ones, gaming and internet of things (IoT). We are pushing the boundaries of modern computing to bring exciting new software and services capabilities to these devices, and our partners are pushing the limits with fantastic new hardware that brings these new experiences to life in remarkable ways. The best way to capitalize on all the new capabilities in Windows 10 is to experience it on the latest devices that include touchscreens, pen capabilities for Windows Ink, camera and fingerprint readers that enable Windows Hello and mics that enable great interaction with Cortana.

Our partners have more amazing new products than we can possibly list, but here are just a few highlights from Computex 2016.

Acer reveals 2-in-1 notebooks

The Acer Switch V 10 with Windows 10

Acer’s new 2-in-1 PCs with Windows 10

Let’s start with a pair of 2-in-1 notebooks designed for students and those looking for a good value-priced Windows 10 device. The 10-inch Acer Switch V 10 and Switch One 10 both offer productivity and entertainment in one smart device. Each consists of a full-featured notebook with a removable tablet for the best of both form factors. They feature the latest quad-core Intel Atom processors and multi-touch 10-inch screens. Four versatile modes offer great choices in how you use them, thanks to Continuum. The Switch V 10 and Switch One 10 extend Acer’s lineup of innovative 2-in-1 notebooks, which you can configure to fit your needs.

ASUS ZenBooks: Lots of features, little weight

ASUS ZenBook 3 with Windows 10

Sleek and shiny, the ASUS ZenBook 3 with Windows 10

The ZenBook 3 UX390 is the thinnest new entry at 0.47 inches and 2.0 pounds.

ASUS is making waves across its product lineup of notebooks, tablets and convertibles. In its premium notebook family, the ZenBook 3 UX390 is the thinnest new entry at 0.47 inches and 2.0 pounds. This device is a great example of how partners are implementing new hardware in their machines to get the most of the new capabilities in Windows 10. It features Cortana with voice and Windows Hello with fingerprint login, to combine beautiful design with extreme performance and state-of-the-art security.

The Transformer 3 Pro T303UA is a premium, powerful tablet with laptop productivity — keyboard included. This tablet is ultra-thin, at a mere 0.32 inches. Features include Active Pen, Windows Hello with infrared camera, Continuum, Cortana with voice, and an Intel Core i processor.

Meanwhile, the ZenBook Flip Convertible family welcomes the ZenBook Flip UX360. It’s a premium 2-in-1 convertible, available in gold and grey color options, with 12 hours of battery life. Its long list of features includes Continuum, Cortana with voice, Windows Hello with fingerprint login (UX360UA) and a USB Type-C port.

Dell Inspiron 7000 goes big

The 17-in 2-in-1 enables Windows Hello

The 17-in 2-in-1 enables Windows Hello

Big things are coming to the Dell Inspiron lineup, notably in the form of the world’s first 17-inch, 2-in-1 notebook — a star of the premium 7000 Series. The Inspiron systems unveiled at Computex prove there is still plenty of room for innovation in PC design and performance. These easy-to-use devices, also offered in the mainstream 5000 Series and the entry-level 3000 Series, deliver rich multimedia entertainment with brilliant displays and stunning audio. They also offer great value.

The Inspiron 17-inch 7000 2-in-1 offers brilliant design and high performance. A 360-degree hinge uses Continuum and a touchscreen to enable four usage modes. Its powerful Intel Core processor options make quick work of everyday tasks, and the notebook includes wide-viewing angle screens with FHD resolution, an infrared camera and a standard backlit keyboard. The infrared camera enables Windows Hello, allowing you to log in with just your face. A precision touchpad delivers precise pointing and gesture recognition. The 7000 PCs also feature Standard Waves MaxxAudio Pro audio software that enhances the multimedia experience.

HP gears up for gaming

The 17.3 OMEN by HP with Windows 10

Get your game on with OMEN by HP

The OMEN by HP Desktop combines cutting-edge design, optional liquid cooling and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX and AMD graphics to deliver awesome performance.

It’s “game on” as HP introduces its OMEN by HP portfolio of two laptops and a desktop running on Windows 10. The OMEN by HP line features bold designs and aims to offer the best price-feature value in a gaming machine. With OMEN by HP, the company’s goal is to make the gamer experience more exciting with hardware configured to be at the forefront of virtual reality (VR) gaming. The OMEN by HP 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch diagonal gaming laptops boast powerful hardware and stunning 4K displays for a winning experience. They feature a Dragon Red backlit keyboard with OMEN by HP branding on the keyboard deck and on the black shadow mesh laptop lid. Plus, their dual-fan design keeps them running cool. The OMEN by HP Desktop combines cutting-edge design, optional liquid cooling and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX and AMD graphics to deliver awesome performance. It has the power and tuning for virtual reality games and lots of memory and storage to host a massive amount of large-format VR games and content.

MSI Backpack PC targets VR gamers

MSI’s new Backpack PC in action

MSI’s new Backpack PC in action

Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX980 graphics card, the Backpack PC weighs about 11 lbs and measures 11 by 15.7 by 5.9 in.

Why be tied to a desk when VR gaming heats up? MSI unveils its Backpack PC, a wearable that frees you to move naturally and explore the immersive world of VR. Connect your VR headset and enjoy greater gaming mobility. Powered by a high-end Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX980 graphics card, the Backpack PC weighs in at about 11 pounds and measures 11 by 15.7 by 5.9 inches.

Beyond the Backpack PC, MSI expands its lineup of powerful notebooks built for VR gaming.

The GT83 Titan SLI packs NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 SLI graphics, delivering a true-to-life gaming experience. The GT73 Titan SLI is the lightest mobile SLI with dual GTX980M SLI level graphics, and also supports single GTX980 top-tier mobile graphics, making it ideal for gamers looking for a smooth gameplay.

A Computex Best Choice Golden Award 2016 winner, the new GS63 Stealth Pro is a thin (0.7-inches), powerful gaming laptop. Its built-in Cooler Boost Trinity has five heat pipes and enhanced Whirlwind Blade fans to cool it quietly and efficiently. The Intel Core i7 6700HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M level graphics offer top performance for long gaming sessions. All these MSI PCs come with Windows 10, Xbox streaming capabilities and the ability to buying games like Quantum Break and Rise of the Tomb Raider direct from the Windows Store.

MouseComputer brings Windows Hello capabilities to life

MouseComputer brings Windows Hello to life with an infrared camera

MouseComputer brings Windows Hello to life with an infrared camera

There are new ways to take devices that don’t have Windows Hello capabilities today and give them some modern aspects by adding two accessories from MouseComputer. The MouseComputer peripheral Camera has an infrared camera that can be plugged into the USB port and enables Windows Hello for Windows 10 devices. Same with the fingerprint reader – this small device just plugs into an open USB port to give great new security capabilities.

Sneak Peek at new Porsche design

A 2-in-1 device from Porsche Design and Trekstor

A 2-in-1 device from Porsche Design

Porsche Design and a local OEM have collaborated to develop an exciting new 2-in-1 device. The device will support Windows 10 features like Windows Hello, Cortana and new Inking Features coming with the Windows Anniversary Update due later this summer. The device will come with a pen 13.3”screen, Intel processor, and hardware components. It will be available this Winter.

As you can see, the range of Windows 10 devices our OEM partners have delivered and the new experiences they enable are remarkable. These devices show how the Windows 10 platform enables innovative and diverse products across categories and price points for everyone from students or families to entrepreneurs and enterprises.

While we’ve focused here on consumer scenarios, Windows 10 meets the needs of modern businesses, with features to easily schedule updates and manage and secure devices, apps and data. Its built-in enterprise-grade security helps protect companies from small businesses to the largest enterprises and government organizations. Needless to say it works beautifully with Office 365 and the cloud.

We’re proud of how Windows 10 empowers such innovation, and we’re excited at the work our partners are doing to bring these innovations to life. We remain committed to working with partners to ensure we’re all pushing the limits of modern computing together, offering products and services that generate rich opportunities for our partner ecosystem and even richer experiences for our customers.

It’s been another great year @Computex, seeing continued growth and innovation in the Windows devices ecosystem. For details about what we shared in our keynote on Windows 10 and Windows Holographic, please see Terry Myerson’s blog post.

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