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Control the action with your eyes in 4 new ‘Eyes First’ games on Windows 10 PCs | Windows Experience Blog

Four new “Eyes First” games where eye motions control the play are now available on Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PCs: “Tile Slide,” “Match Two,” “Double Up” and “Maze.”
Windows 10 eye-tracking APIs power these games, which can be used with or without Windows 10 Eye Control*, a key accessibility feature for people with speech and mobility disabilities.
The “Eyes First” games are reinventions of popular games and a fun way to get familiar with eye control and learn the skills to apply to other eye gaze-enabled assistive technologies.
Challenge yourself to complete the “Tile Slide” puzzle in the fewest number of moves; exercise your memory playing “Match Two”; sharpen your math and strategic thinking playing “Double Up”; and see how fast you can get your lost puppy home, without getting lost yourself, in the “Maze.” Compete with friends and family for high score honors! And the twist? You play by using your eyes!
Find out more on the Accessibility Blog.
*To play Eyes First games or to use Windows Eye Control, you need a compatible eye tracker device and Windows PC with Windows 10 April 2018 Update (or newer). See more information in Windows support. These games can also be played in the classic ways via mouse or touch.

Windows 10 Tip: Start, simplified | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the summer batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.
If you feel like your life is too cluttered, some of you might find respite in the simplified Start layout that comes with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.
New Windows 10 users – those who have new devices, new user accounts and clean installs – will see the new Start layout by default when they start up. Existing Windows 10 users who upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2019 update can choose to quickly uninstall apps or unpin groups of tiles, as they’ll see their original Start menu layouts carried over.
The simplified layout contains a sleek one-column design and fewer tiles.
Check it out in action:

If you like this, check out more Windows 10 Tips.

Xbox head Phil Spencer shares approach to PC gaming | Windows Experience Blog

In a blog post on Xbox Wire, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, shares share steps Microsoft is taking to contribute to the thriving PC gaming ecosystem: introducing Xbox Game Pass designed for PC players and making Xbox Game Studios PC games available in multiple stores (including Microsoft Store on Windows) at their launch.
Xbox Game Pass for PC will give players unlimited access to a curated library of more than 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10. Microsoft is working with over 75 developers and publishers to bring PC content to the service. Xbox Game Pass for PC members will also receive discounts in the Microsoft Store on Windows of up to 20% on games currently in the library and up to 10% off related game DLC and add-ons.
“We want to bring players together to create a shared player community regardless of where they play, so it’s our intent that new Xbox Game Studios titles include features such as voice and text chat, LFG, friends lists and cross-play across PC and console,” Spencer writes. “On Windows 10 you’ll find this functionality in the Xbox Game Bar, which we’ll continue to evolve and expand.”
Another step Spencer mentioned: enabling full support for native Win32 games to the Microsoft Store on Windows, which will unlock more options for developers and gamers.
Get all the details in Spencer’s post on Xbox Wire.

Computex 2019: Keynote showcases how Microsoft enables innovation and opportunity on the Intelligent Edge | Windows Experience Blog

Nick Parker, CVP of Consumer and Device Sales, Roanne Sones, CVP of OS Platforms and Rodney Clark, VP of IoT Sales, on stage at Computex 2019 in Taipei, “Enabling Innovation and Opportunity on the Intelligent Edge”

At Computex in Taipei, Microsoft executives Roanne Sones, corporate vice president of OS Platforms and Rodney Clark, vice president of IoT Sales, joined Nick Parker, corporate vice president of Consumer and Device Sales, in the keynote address to showcase Microsoft 365, Windows platform and Azure IoT technologies and services that device partners can use to deliver innovative modern PC experiences and build a new generation of connected devices and IoT solutions.
In addition, they provided perspective as to how intelligent edge ecosystem partners can fuel business transformation by working together to build edge to cloud IoT solutions.
This ecosystem requires an operating system that enables the foundational experiences customers expect from their devices, such as seamless updates, default security that protects users and the OS from malicious attacks, connectivity anywhere with 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi and performance that is consistent and reliable over time. 
Microsoft is investing to enable these modern OS experiences, and to deliver new experiences that take advantage of silicon advancements, powerful PCs, the cloud and power of AI.
To find out more, read Parker’s post about Computex on the Official Microsoft Blog.

Computex 2019: Dell delivers more gaming power with Alienware, thinner and lighter devices for consumers and businesses | Windows Experience Blog

In Taipei, Taiwan, Dell announced several new and refreshed laptops and other devices at Computex 2019. Gaming enthusiasts of all levels can turn to Dell and Alienware for powerful laptops, as well as gaming headsets. Consumers and businesses will see lighter and thinner devices throughout the company’s XPS, Inspiron and Vostro lines. And everyone can benefit from home installation of their PCs.

Dell Alienware m15

For mobile gaming fans, Alienware m15 and m17 both weigh under six pounds. Not only do they introduce Alienware’s new Legend industrial design, first announced earlier this year at CES, but the new Alienware m17 introduces technologies culminating from everything the Alienware design team has learned over the years.
The Alienware m15 is the world’s first 15-inch laptop to feature Tobii eyetracking, and the Alienware m17 is the world’s first laptop to feature an Eyesafe certified display. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to harmful blue light from digital displays can lead to dry irritated eyes, trouble sleeping, blurred vision, and reduced attention spans and concentration. Eyesafe display integration within Alienware m17, Alienware m15, Alienware Area -51m and G7 17 lowers blue light exposure while maintaining color performance.

Dell Alienware m17

Alienware m15, m17 and Dell G3 15 are among the first laptops to showcase brand-new processors that supercharge the PC gaming experience. The 9th Generation Intel Core CPUs offer the highest performance for gaming and creator laptops, delivering up to 5.0 GHz Turbo, eight cores and 16 threads, on a platform that handles everything from demanding AAA games to creative workloads like editing and rendering. NVIDIA’s latest graphic cards complement this, as a fast supercharger for popular games.
Additional design features include: an all-magnesium chassis; smooth-edge, Alienware’s narrowest bezels; a re-engineered keyboard; precision-point glass touchpad; SSD-only storage; and per key RGB LED AlienFX lighting.
Alienware m15 and m17 with 9th Generation Intel Core will be available in the U.S. beginning June 11, starting at $1,499.

Dell G3 15

Dell’s G3 15 comes to this year’s Computex with even more to offer to budget-conscious and entry-level players. A new Game Shift feature enables maximum fan speed for optimal processor performance during periods of intense gaming with the click of one button. The 15-inch G3 also shows outward innovations through a thin-and-sleek design, narrow borders, optional 144Hz gaming display, four-zone RGB backlit keyboard and an S-curve design to accommodate larger component ports near the back.
Dell G3 15 with optional 9th Generation Intel Core and NVIDIA 16 series chips will be available in the U.S. beginning May 28, starting at $799.
Alienware also debuted two accessories. The Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset features hand-picked best-in-class custom-tuned 50mm drivers to deliver a wider, more dynamic, fully immersive surround sound to ensure gamers hear opponents coming from any direction. And for long hours of gaming, there’s a cushioned headband with a clamp to ensure no slippage, comfort-fit ear cups using deeper custom-designed acoustic chambers, along with plush memory foam and sports fabric for optimal cooling and comfort. A leatherette covering promotes noise isolation.

Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset

The Alienware Stereo Gaming Headset uses a combination of best-in-class custom-tuned drivers and custom-designed acoustic chambers and earcups to create a high-resolution audio experience. With audio clarity during even the most chaotic gameplay, this headset is engineered for maximum comfort and optimal cooling.
Both headsets feature the sleek Alienware Legend design, with non-exposed extenders and a retractable boom microphone, creating a seamless outline.
Cross-platform gamers will enjoy the compatibility these headsets provide via the detachable 3.5mm cable that makes it compatible with a variety of gaming platforms.
The headsets will be available in the U.S. beginning July 31, starting at $79.99 for Alienware Stereo Gaming Headset (AW310H) and $99.99 for Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset (AW510H).
For consumers and businesses: XPS, Inspiron and Vostro improvements

XPS 13 2-in-1

The new XPS 13 2-in-1 packs more performance in a thinner design and larger display. Dell has elevated its display experience, refining the InfinityEdge display in a new 16:10 format.
The XPS 13 2-in-1 is Dell’s first laptop with Intel’s Ice Lake-U 10nm 10th gen processors and features adaptive performance based on the latest Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology, which proactively changes the power of the CPU according to the performance of the workload. It comes with a redesigned thermal system to cool the higher performing processor, while creating an overall 8% thinner 2-in-1 than the previous generation.
The new XPS 15 combines OLED and 9th Generation Intel Core processors in a powerhouse laptop. It’s got up to eight core i9 and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, enabling creators to experience faster speeds across video editing, graphic design and photography. The addition of Killer AX1650 built on Intel Wi-Fi 6 Chipset delivers nearly three times faster throughput than the previous generation in crowded environments [1].
The XPS 13 2-in-1 will be available in July starting at $999.99. The XPS 15 will be available in the coming weeks starting at $999.99.
The new Inspiron 15 7000 is an ultralight laptop prioritizing performance, equipped with 9th generation Intel Core H-class processors that offer up to eight cores, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and dual NVMe SSD options, along with latest NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics to deliver a high-performance laptop for everyday use and creative side-projects.
Design choices make a big difference with this laptop. Magnesium alloy keeps the laptop light while maintaining the rigidity and stability of traditional aluminum. The power button is incorporated within the keyboard and fingerprint reader for a cleaner look, allowing room for a full number pad on the narrow-border display. The new Adaptive Thermals of the system detects if the laptop is on a lap or desk, and changes the thermal profiles accordingly. Along with dual heat pipes, fans and a drop-hinge, the components work together to keep the system cool by exhausting heat out of hidden vents in the hinge.
The Inspiron 15 7000 is available now starting at $579.99.
Following in its big brother’s footprint, the new Inspiron 13 5000 laptop combines a 13-inch display with aluminum pieces, narrow borders and diamond-cut edges around the touchpad.
Consumers who care about connectivity will appreciate the optional mobile broadband [2] connection with a Micro SIM card slot, enabling them to get things done without a Wi-Fi connection (available on select configurations in select regions).
The Inspiron 13 5000 is available now starting at $579.99.
Previously announced at CES 2019, the Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 is now available in both 13 and 15-inch displays, equipped with the world’s first pen garage hinge [3].

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (Model 3195) 2-in-1 touch notebook

Rounding out the lineup, the Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 is an entry-level convertible with plenty of computing power for everyday needs: an HD touchscreen, 7th Generation AMD processors, plentiful ports and eMMC storage. It will be available on June 10 starting at $349.99.
Two new completely redesigned All-in-Ones bring a clean and renewed focus back towards the screen to minimize outside distractions. The Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and Inspiron 27 7000 AIO feature InfinityEdge and a vivid and clear 23.8-inch or 27-inch FHD 1080p display with pop-up webcam.

Inspiron 24 5000 AIO

Both contain a forward-firing speaker bar beneath the display to direct the speakers’ acoustic energy towards the listener, and with the addition of Dell Cinema, the AIOs provide an immersive experience.
The Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and Inspiron 27 7000 AIO are available now starting at $699.99 and $949.99, respectively.
The two additions to the Vostro line cater to the needs of small businesses.  The new Vostro 13 5000 is only 14.9 thin, 2.59 lb. light and comes equipped with advanced video-conferencing technology, making it the perfect notebook for mobile professionals and road warriors who need to attend meetings from anywhere.The new Vostro 15 7000 offers the latest H Series Intel 6-core processors for performance-demanding applications, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics and triple-drive expandability storage options for small businesses that demand a high performance system to get the job done.
The Vostro 13 5000 and Vostro 15 7000 are available now starting at $849 and $1,149, respectively.
The new Dell Home Installation Services provide a super simple, fast and convenient way to setup a PC at home. A technician unpacks and installs the PC, performs the system start up and connects it to your network and peripherals. Optional add-on services are available for an additional cost, including migrating your data or personalized settings from the previous PC, and installing additional components like memory, sound cards, video card, a secondary hard drive, optical drive and multiple monitors.
These services are available now available in 13 countries for new Inspiron, XPS or Alienware PCs.
[1] 802.11ax 2×2 160MHz enables 2402Mbps maximum theoretical data rates approximately three times faster than standard 802.11ac 2×2 (867Mbps) Wi-Fi as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and requires the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.
[2] Subject to service provider’s broadband subscription and coverage area; speeds may vary. Additional charges will apply. Contact your service provider for details.
[3] Based on Dell internal analysis, November 2018.

Computex 2019: HP reinvents PC experiences with HP Elite line, ZBook, HP ENVY Wood Series and more | Windows Experience Blog

At Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, HP introduced new additions to its Personal Systems portfolio targeted at enabling more intuitive experiences across work and life.

HP Elite x2 G4

The Elite x2 G4 is the world’s first business detachable with a leather keyboard folio [1], integrated dual-camera privacy shutters and privacy screen [2]. Along with the EliteBook x360 1030 G4, and EliteBook x360 1040 G6, it redefines mobility with best-in-class battery life. In fact, the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is the world’s smallest and lightest business convertible [3]. It also makes sure you stay connected with Gigabit Class 4G LTE [4], Wi-Fi 6 [5] and Bluetooth 5 and up to 24 hours of battery life.

HP Zbooks and HP VR Backpack

The ZBook 15 G6, ZBook 17 G6 and VR Backpack give creators and designers powerful options. For architects, product developers and creative professionals who require high-performance computing and expandability, HP introduces powerful entry workstations – HP Z1 Entry Tower G5, HP Z2 Mini G4, HP Z2 Small Form Factor G4 and HP Z2 Tower G4.

The new HP Z2 Tower has been redesigned to provide two times the graphics power and 41 percent more processing power over the previous generation. This enables creators to confidently tackle complex workloads like rendering photo-realistic 3D models and scenes with full performance and whisper-quiet acoustics.

HP ENVY 13

HP also brings some new designs with the world’s first convertible PCs made with authentic wood [6]: the HP ENVY 13, HP ENVY x360 13, HP ENVY x360 15 and the HP ENVY 17 Wood Series. They come with a choice of new, next-gen Intel Core processors or 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics [7].

Engineering the lowest starting pressure ever in a PC active pen makes it possible for natural handwriting on both the HP Elite x2 and full line of HP Elite convertibles with the optional HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3 to be the world’s most precise writing experience [8].

HP Mini-in-One 24 Display

Looking for a desktop? The Mini-In-One 24 boasts the world’s most secure modular All in One with a display that fully encloses, secures and powers a 65W ultra-small form factor PC [9]. The Mini-In-One display pairs seamlessly with the new HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC to enable clean desk aesthetics and the security of an all-in-one experience.

Pricing and Availability [10]

  • The HP Elite x2 G4 is expected to be available in August for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,449.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $924.
  • The HP Active Pen G3 is expected to be available later this summer for a starting price of $99.
  • The HP VR Backpack is expected to be available this summer for a starting price of $3,299.
  • The HP Z1 Desktop Entry Tower is expected to be available in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP Z2 Desktop portfolio is expected to be available in August. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP ENVY Wood Series portfolio is expected to be available fall 2019. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.

[1 Based on HP’s internal analysis of business detachable with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro with optional integrated leather clad keyboard as of May 2019.

[2] Based on HP’s internal analysis of business detachables with Windows Pro OS, Intel Core i U series processor, vPro with detachable keyboard. Most private based on webcam privacy shutter and optional physically embedded, hardware-based privacy screen as of May 2019. 

[3] Based on 8th Generation Intel based 13-inch business convertibles with Intel Core i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro and a convertible nondetachable design as of May 2019. Thinnest at the hinge and smallest based on volume. Lightest based on weight.

[4] Gigabit class Category 16 4G LTE module is optional and must be configured at the factory. Module designed for up to 1 Gbps download speeds as carriers deploy 5 carrier aggregation and 100Mhz channel bandwidth, requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Backwards compatible to HSPA 3G technologies. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection, upload and download speeds will vary due to network, location, environment, network conditions and other factors. 4G LTE not available on all products, in all regions.

[5] Wireless access point and internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wi-Fi 6 is backwards compatible with prior 802.11 specs. The specifications for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) are draft and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other 802.11ax devices. Only available in countries where 802.11ax is supported.

[6] Compared to all convertible PCs in the market as of May 28, 2019.

[7] AMD processor only available on the HP ENVY x360 13.

[8] Based on rechargeable active pens with the lowest starting pressure and are sold with PCs with preinstalled encryption, authentication, malware protection and BIOS-level protection, passing MIL-STD 810G tests with optional docking incorporating power delivery as of May 2018.

 [9] Based on displays that can attach and enclose a separately-purchased Ultra-Small Form Factor PC as of May 2019. Most secure requires separately-purchased HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini with 7th Generation and higher Intel Core processors, Intel integrated graphics and Intel WLAN, and is based on HP’s unique and comprehensive security capabilities included at no additional cost, among vendors with more than one million units annual sale.

[10] Not available in all countries, pricing from HP.com, subject to change without notice. See Best Buy for pricing details.

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Computex 2019: HP reinvents PC experiences with HP Elite line, ZBook, HP ENVY Wood Series and more | Windows Experience Blog

At Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, HP introduced new additions to its Personal Systems portfolio targeted at enabling more intuitive experiences across work and life.

HP Elite x2 G4

The Elite x2 G4 is the world’s first business detachable with a leather keyboard folio [1], integrated dual-camera privacy shutters and privacy screen [2]. Along with the EliteBook x360 1030 G4, and EliteBook x360 1040 G6, it redefines mobility with best-in-class battery life. In fact, the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is the world’s smallest and lightest business convertible [3]. It also makes sure you stay connected with Gigabit Class 4G LTE [4], Wi-Fi 6 [5] and Bluetooth 5 and up to 24 hours of battery life.

HP Zbooks and HP VR Backpack

The ZBook 15 G6, ZBook 17 G6 and VR Backpack give creators and designers powerful options. For architects, product developers and creative professionals who require high-performance computing and expandability, HP introduces powerful entry workstations – HP Z1 Entry Tower G5, HP Z2 Mini G4, HP Z2 Small Form Factor G4 and HP Z2 Tower G4.

The new HP Z2 Tower has been redesigned to provide two times the graphics power and 41 percent more processing power over the previous generation. This enables creators to confidently tackle complex workloads like rendering photo-realistic 3D models and scenes with full performance and whisper-quiet acoustics.

HP ENVY 13

HP also brings some new designs with the world’s first convertible PCs made with authentic wood [6]: the HP ENVY 13, HP ENVY x360 13, HP ENVY x360 15 and the HP ENVY 17 Wood Series. They come with a choice of new, next-gen Intel Core processors or 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics [7].

Engineering the lowest starting pressure ever in a PC active pen makes it possible for natural handwriting on both the HP Elite x2 and full line of HP Elite convertibles with the optional HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3 to be the world’s most precise writing experience [8].

HP Mini-in-One 24 Display

Looking for a desktop? The Mini-In-One 24 boasts the world’s most secure modular All in One with a display that fully encloses, secures and powers a 65W ultra-small form factor PC [9]. The Mini-In-One display pairs seamlessly with the new HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC to enable clean desk aesthetics and the security of an all-in-one experience.

Pricing and Availability [10]

  • The HP Elite x2 G4 is expected to be available in August for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,449.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $924.
  • The HP Active Pen G3 is expected to be available later this summer for a starting price of $99.
  • The HP VR Backpack is expected to be available this summer for a starting price of $3,299.
  • The HP Z1 Desktop Entry Tower is expected to be available in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP Z2 Desktop portfolio is expected to be available in August. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP ENVY Wood Series portfolio is expected to be available fall 2019. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.

[1 Based on HP’s internal analysis of business detachable with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro with optional integrated leather clad keyboard as of May 2019.

[2] Based on HP’s internal analysis of business detachables with Windows Pro OS, Intel Core i U series processor, vPro with detachable keyboard. Most private based on webcam privacy shutter and optional physically embedded, hardware-based privacy screen as of May 2019. 

[3] Based on 8th Generation Intel based 13-inch business convertibles with Intel Core i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro and a convertible nondetachable design as of May 2019. Thinnest at the hinge and smallest based on volume. Lightest based on weight.

[4] Gigabit class Category 16 4G LTE module is optional and must be configured at the factory. Module designed for up to 1 Gbps download speeds as carriers deploy 5 carrier aggregation and 100Mhz channel bandwidth, requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Backwards compatible to HSPA 3G technologies. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection, upload and download speeds will vary due to network, location, environment, network conditions and other factors. 4G LTE not available on all products, in all regions.

[5] Wireless access point and internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wi-Fi 6 is backwards compatible with prior 802.11 specs. The specifications for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) are draft and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other 802.11ax devices. Only available in countries where 802.11ax is supported.

[6] Compared to all convertible PCs in the market as of May 28, 2019.

[7] AMD processor only available on the HP ENVY x360 13.

[8] Based on rechargeable active pens with the lowest starting pressure and are sold with PCs with preinstalled encryption, authentication, malware protection and BIOS-level protection, passing MIL-STD 810G tests with optional docking incorporating power delivery as of May 2018.

 [9] Based on displays that can attach and enclose a separately-purchased Ultra-Small Form Factor PC as of May 2019. Most secure requires separately-purchased HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini with 7th Generation and higher Intel Core processors, Intel integrated graphics and Intel WLAN, and is based on HP’s unique and comprehensive security capabilities included at no additional cost, among vendors with more than one million units annual sale.

[10] Not available in all countries, pricing from HP.com, subject to change without notice. See Best Buy for pricing details.

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Author: Microsoft News Center

Computex 2019: HP reinvents PC experiences with HP Elite line, ZBook, HP ENVY Wood Series and more | Windows Experience Blog

At Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, HP introduced new additions to its Personal Systems portfolio targeted at enabling more intuitive experiences across work and life.

HP Elite x2 G4

The Elite x2 G4 is the world’s first business detachable with a leather keyboard folio [1], integrated dual-camera privacy shutters and privacy screen [2]. Along with the EliteBook x360 1030 G4, and EliteBook x360 1040 G6, it redefines mobility with best-in-class battery life. In fact, the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is the world’s smallest and lightest business convertible [3]. It also makes sure you stay connected with Gigabit Class 4G LTE [4], Wi-Fi 6 [5] and Bluetooth 5 and up to 24 hours of battery life.

HP Zbooks and HP VR Backpack

The ZBook 15 G6, ZBook 17 G6 and VR Backpack give creators and designers powerful options. For architects, product developers and creative professionals who require high-performance computing and expandability, HP introduces powerful entry workstations – HP Z1 Entry Tower G5, HP Z2 Mini G4, HP Z2 Small Form Factor G4 and HP Z2 Tower G4.

The new HP Z2 Tower has been redesigned to provide two times the graphics power and 41 percent more processing power over the previous generation. This enables creators to confidently tackle complex workloads like rendering photo-realistic 3D models and scenes with full performance and whisper-quiet acoustics.

HP ENVY 13

HP also brings some new designs with the world’s first convertible PCs made with authentic wood [6]: the HP ENVY 13, HP ENVY x360 13, HP ENVY x360 15 and the HP ENVY 17 Wood Series. They come with a choice of new, next-gen Intel Core processors or 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics [7].

Engineering the lowest starting pressure ever in a PC active pen makes it possible for natural handwriting on both the HP Elite x2 and full line of HP Elite convertibles with the optional HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3 to be the world’s most precise writing experience [8].

HP Mini-in-One 24 Display

Looking for a desktop? The Mini-In-One 24 boasts the world’s most secure modular All in One with a display that fully encloses, secures and powers a 65W ultra-small form factor PC [9]. The Mini-In-One display pairs seamlessly with the new HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC to enable clean desk aesthetics and the security of an all-in-one experience.

Pricing and Availability [10]

  • The HP Elite x2 G4 is expected to be available in August for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,449.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $924.
  • The HP Active Pen G3 is expected to be available later this summer for a starting price of $99.
  • The HP VR Backpack is expected to be available this summer for a starting price of $3,299.
  • The HP Z1 Desktop Entry Tower is expected to be available in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP Z2 Desktop portfolio is expected to be available in August. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP ENVY Wood Series portfolio is expected to be available fall 2019. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.

[1 Based on HP’s internal analysis of business detachable with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro with optional integrated leather clad keyboard as of May 2019.

[2] Based on HP’s internal analysis of business detachables with Windows Pro OS, Intel Core i U series processor, vPro with detachable keyboard. Most private based on webcam privacy shutter and optional physically embedded, hardware-based privacy screen as of May 2019. 

[3] Based on 8th Generation Intel based 13-inch business convertibles with Intel Core i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro and a convertible nondetachable design as of May 2019. Thinnest at the hinge and smallest based on volume. Lightest based on weight.

[4] Gigabit class Category 16 4G LTE module is optional and must be configured at the factory. Module designed for up to 1 Gbps download speeds as carriers deploy 5 carrier aggregation and 100Mhz channel bandwidth, requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Backwards compatible to HSPA 3G technologies. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection, upload and download speeds will vary due to network, location, environment, network conditions and other factors. 4G LTE not available on all products, in all regions.

[5] Wireless access point and internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wi-Fi 6 is backwards compatible with prior 802.11 specs. The specifications for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) are draft and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other 802.11ax devices. Only available in countries where 802.11ax is supported.

[6] Compared to all convertible PCs in the market as of May 28, 2019.

[7] AMD processor only available on the HP ENVY x360 13.

[8] Based on rechargeable active pens with the lowest starting pressure and are sold with PCs with preinstalled encryption, authentication, malware protection and BIOS-level protection, passing MIL-STD 810G tests with optional docking incorporating power delivery as of May 2018.

 [9] Based on displays that can attach and enclose a separately-purchased Ultra-Small Form Factor PC as of May 2019. Most secure requires separately-purchased HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini with 7th Generation and higher Intel Core processors, Intel integrated graphics and Intel WLAN, and is based on HP’s unique and comprehensive security capabilities included at no additional cost, among vendors with more than one million units annual sale.

[10] Not available in all countries, pricing from HP.com, subject to change without notice. See Best Buy for pricing details.

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Author: Microsoft News Center

Computex 2019: HP reinvents PC experiences with HP Elite line, ZBook, HP ENVY Wood Series and more | Windows Experience Blog

At Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, HP introduced new additions to its Personal Systems portfolio targeted at enabling more intuitive experiences across work and life.

The Elite x2 G4 is the world’s first business detachable with a leather keyboard folio [1], integrated dual-camera privacy shutters and privacy screen [2]. Along with the EliteBook x360 1030 G4, and EliteBook x360 1040 G6, it redefines mobility with best-in-class battery life. In fact, the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is the world’s smallest and lightest business convertible [3]. It also makes sure you stay connected with Gigabit Class 4G LTE [4], Wi-Fi 6 [5] and Bluetooth 5 and up to 24 hours of battery life.

The ZBook 15 G6, ZBook 17 G6 and VR Backpack give creators and designers powerful options. For architects, product developers and creative professionals who require high-performance computing and expandability, HP introduces powerful entry workstations – HP Z1 Entry Tower G5, HP Z2 Mini G4, HP Z2 Small Form Factor G4 and HP Z2 Tower G4.
The new HP Z2 Tower has been redesigned to provide two times the graphics power and 41 percent more processing power over the previous generation. This enables creators to confidently tackle complex workloads like rendering photo-realistic 3D models and scenes with full performance and whisper-quiet acoustics.

HP also brings some new designs with the world’s first convertible PCs made with authentic wood [6]: the HP ENVY 13, HP ENVY x360 13, HP ENVY x360 15 and the HP ENVY 17 Wood Series. They come with a choice of new, next-gen Intel Core processors or 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics [7].
Engineering the lowest starting pressure ever in a PC active pen makes it possible for natural handwriting on both the HP Elite x2 and full line of HP Elite convertibles with the optional HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3 to be the world’s most precise writing experience [8].

Looking for a desktop? The Mini-In-One 24 boasts the world’s most secure modular All in One with a display that fully encloses, secures and powers a 65W ultra-small form factor PC [9]. The Mini-In-One display pairs seamlessly with the new HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC to enable clean desk aesthetics and the security of an all-in-one experience.
Pricing and Availability [10]

The HP Elite x2 G4 is expected to be available in August for a starting price of $1,499.
The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,449.
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,499.
The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $924.
The HP Active Pen G3 is expected to be available later this summer for a starting price of $99.
The HP VR Backpack is expected to be available this summer for a starting price of $3,299.
The HP Z1 Desktop Entry Tower is expected to be available in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
The HP Z2 Desktop portfolio is expected to be available in August. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
The HP ENVY Wood Series portfolio is expected to be available fall 2019. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.

[1 Based on HP’s internal analysis of business detachable with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro with optional integrated leather clad keyboard as of May 2019.
[2] Based on HP’s internal analysis of business detachables with Windows Pro OS, Intel Core i U series processor, vPro with detachable keyboard. Most private based on webcam privacy shutter and optional physically embedded, hardware-based privacy screen as of May 2019. 
[3] Based on 8th Generation Intel based 13-inch business convertibles with Intel Core i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro and a convertible nondetachable design as of May 2019. Thinnest at the hinge and smallest based on volume. Lightest based on weight.
[4] Gigabit class Category 16 4G LTE module is optional and must be configured at the factory. Module designed for up to 1 Gbps download speeds as carriers deploy 5 carrier aggregation and 100Mhz channel bandwidth, requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Backwards compatible to HSPA 3G technologies. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection, upload and download speeds will vary due to network, location, environment, network conditions and other factors. 4G LTE not available on all products, in all regions.
[5] Wireless access point and internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wi-Fi 6 is backwards compatible with prior 802.11 specs. The specifications for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) are draft and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other 802.11ax devices. Only available in countries where 802.11ax is supported.
[6] Compared to all convertible PCs in the market as of May 28, 2019.
[7] AMD processor only available on the HP ENVY x360 13.
[8] Based on rechargeable active pens with the lowest starting pressure and are sold with PCs with preinstalled encryption, authentication, malware protection and BIOS-level protection, passing MIL-STD 810G tests with optional docking incorporating power delivery as of May 2018.
 [9] Based on displays that can attach and enclose a separately-purchased Ultra-Small Form Factor PC as of May 2019. Most secure requires separately-purchased HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini with 7th Generation and higher Intel Core processors, Intel integrated graphics and Intel WLAN, and is based on HP’s unique and comprehensive security capabilities included at no additional cost, among vendors with more than one million units annual sale.
[10] Not available in all countries, pricing from HP.com, subject to change without notice. See Best Buy for pricing details.

Computex 2019: MSI pushes gaming boundaries with new GT76 Titan and latest GE65 Raider | Windows Experience Blog

MSI shows off its latest gear for extreme gamers at Computex 2019: the new GT76 Titan and GE65 Raider.

The GT76 Titan proves it can deliver powerful desktop-level performance in a laptop, with a design inspired by exotic cars. Under the hood, it pairs an Intel Core i9 desktop processor, overclocked to 5.0GHz across all eight cores, and top-of-the-line RTX 2080 graphics. Because so much power can overheat a machine, MSI’s exclusive Cooler Boost Titan keeps it cool by generating 2.25 times the airflow.
To enhance gamers’ visual experience with a panoramic view, the GT76 provides a 17.3-inch, 144Hz thin bezel display. The flagship also features upgraded wired-and-wireless networking, with Killer DoubleShot Pro now supporting 2.5 Gbps LAN and Wi-Fi 6.
This gaming flagship not only comes with the robust hardware but also gives gamers complete freedom to upgrade the internals with more storage and memory capacity, just like a desktop.

The latest GE65 Raider continues its predecessor’s powerful performance. Forged with latest RTX graphics and 9th Generation Intel Core i9 processor, the GE65 can easily handle demanding AAA games titles. It also has the latest Killer Wi-Fi 6.
Its ultra-fast 240Hz IPS-level thin bezel display ensures sharp and clear images in a compact form factor. The new two-toned mesh design at the underside of the unit, inspired by a dragon theme, provides better ventilation and prevents hot air recirculation.