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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19546 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19546 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring, head over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here, including a list of new features and updates.
Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re on the Fast ring. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected.

Introducing Graphing Mode in Windows Calculator
Today, we’re updating Windows Calculator for Insiders with a preview of our new graphing mode. Adding support for graphing is one of our top feature requests in Feedback Hub, and we’re excited to bring this feature to our users. Graphing capabilities are also essential for students who are beginning to explore linear algebra. With this feature, we hope to empower students to learn mathematics by improving their conceptual understanding and attitudes towards math.

Here are a few things you can try out with this new feature:
Plot one or more equations on the graph. Enter multiple equations so that you can compare plots against each other and see interactions between the lines. You can also customize the line style and graph viewing window to suit your needs.
Add equations with variables. If you enter an equation with a secondary variable (e.g., “y = mx + b”), you’ll be able to easily manipulate those variables so that you can quickly understand how changes to the equation affect the graph.

Analyze the graph. Trace plots with your mouse or keyboard to better understand the relationship between variables in the equation on the graph. You can also analyze equations to help identify key graph features, like the x- and y- intercepts.

We’re looking for feedback! Tell us what you want to see next via the Feedback Hub under Apps > Calculator or select the Send feedback button on the About page in the app. If you’re a developer, check out the project on GitHub—we are always accepting contributions! #BuildTogether

Introducing the Indexer Diagnostics app
Available now in beta via the Microsoft Store, the Indexer Diagnostics app was created to help enhance your understanding of the capabilities of search, as well as increase the troubleshooting ability and support for general Windows Search issues.
The tool will continue to be improved with more functionality added over time—as always, appreciate your feedback! The app is available for anyone running Windows 10 version 1809 or higher.

We fixed an issue resulting in Timeline not showing any activities.
We fixed an issue resulting in Outlook search not working for some.
We fixed an issue significantly impacting Task View reliability for some.
We fixed an issue where pressing Spatial Sound -> Off in the sound menu caused Explorer.exe to crash.

BattlEye and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues due to changes in the operating system between some Insider Preview builds and certain versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview. See this article for details.
We are aware Narrator and NVDA users that seek the latest release of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium may experience some difficulty when navigating and reading certain web content. Narrator, NVDA and the Edge teams are aware of these issues. Users of legacy Microsoft Edge will not be affected.
The cloud recovery option for Reset this PC isn’t working on this build. Please use the local reinstall option when performing Reset this PC.
We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
We’re investigating reports that some Insiders are unable to update to newer builds with error 0x8007042b.
We’re looking into reports of certain external USB 3.0 drives not responding with Start Code 10 after they’re attached.
The Optimize Drives Control Panel is incorrectly reporting that optimization has never run on some devices. Optimization is completing successfully, even though it is not reflected in the UI.
The Documents section under Privacy has a broken icon (just a rectangle).
Remote Desktop Connection crashes when attempting to connect to multiple sessions.
Snipping isn’t working on secondary monitors.
The IME candidate window for East Asian IMEs (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and the Japanese IME) may not open sometimes. We are investigating your reports. As a workaround if you encounter this, please change the focus to another application or editing area and back to the original and try again. Alternatively, you can go to Task Manager and end the “TextInputHost.exe” task from the Details tab, and it should work afterwards.

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Upgrading to the new Microsoft Edge – Microsoft Edge Blog

The new Microsoft Edge is now out of preview and available for download, with today’s release of our first Stable channel build (Microsoft Edge 79 stable). You can download the new Microsoft Edge today at microsoft.com/edge. In this post, we’ll walk through what you can expect now that the new Edge channel is open – including how the update will roll out, how you can get started testing and what to expect from the preview channels going forward. 
The work of upgrading devices to the new Microsoft Edge across hundreds of millions of Windows PCs around the world won’t happen overnight. Our goal is to make this process as simple and non-intrusive as possible to deliver a great experience, while minimizing risk to users and organizations.  

You can get the new Microsoft Edge for Windows and macOS today by downloading it directly from microsoft.com/edge. When you install Microsoft Edge on an up-to-date Windows 10 device, it will replace the previous (legacy) version on your device. In some cases, you may be prompted to install additional updates. Your favorites, passwords, and basic settings will carry over to the new Microsoft Edge automatically. Web apps (including those built on EdgeHTML), and Microsoft Edge preview channels (such as Dev or Canary) will continue to work without interruption.  
If you’re using Microsoft Edge on iOS or Android, you don’t need to take any action – your device will update automatically. 

If you’d prefer not to install Microsoft Edge manually, you can wait for it to be installed in a future update to Windows 10, following our measured roll-out approach over the next several months. We will start to migrate Windows 10 customers to the new Microsoft Edge in the coming weeks, starting with a subset of Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring.  
Enterprise and education users will not be automatically upgraded at this time. Contact your administrator for more information on updating to the new Microsoft Edge in your organization. Administrators should refer to the “Enterprise updates and options” section below.  
The new Microsoft Edge will gradually be made available on Windows Update and offered to additional devices as data and feedback indicate that users are having a good experience. If you don’t want to wait, you can get the new Microsoft Edge at microsoft.com/edge. 
Whether you download today or wait for us to upgrade it on your device, your favorites, passwords, and basic settings will carry over to the new Microsoft Edge automatically. The automatic rollout will maintain your default browser setting – if your default is currently set to a browser other than Microsoft Edge, your setting will carry over once the new Microsoft Edge is installed.  
Once you’ve installed Microsoft Edge, it will update independently on a roughly six-week cadence. You can always preview the next major update via the Beta channel—for example, Microsoft Edge 80 will enter the Beta channel soon, and is expected to release to Stable in February. You can learn more about Microsoft Edge preview channels in our previous blog post, What to expect in the new Microsoft Edge Insider channels. 

Organizations are in full control of when the new Microsoft Edge will be deployed to their managed devices. Managed devices will not be automatically updated to the new Microsoft Edge. In addition to managed devices, Enterprise, Education, and Workstation Pro Edition devices will not be automatically updated at this time.  Organizations that would like to block the automatic delivery of the new Microsoft Edge to devices on Home and Pro Editions with Windows Update enabled can do so either via policies or by downloading and deploying the Blocker Toolkit.  Note that Internet Explorer is not impacted by our automatic rollout. 
When you are ready to deploy the new Microsoft Edge, you can learn more about rolling out and managing Microsoft Edge across your organization from our enterprise documentation, and you can download our offline deployment packages and administrative policy templates for configuring Microsoft Edge on Windows and macOS at our enterprise page. Eligible Microsoft 365 customers can also take advantage of Fast Track and App Assure support, launching in Q1 of 2020.    
Once you have deployed the new Microsoft Edge to your organization, you can configure or restrict updates using the Microsoft Edge Update policies. In the future, we plan to include Microsoft Edge built-in to Windows, to be delivered through a future Windows 10 Feature Update for all customers. 
For more guidance on deployment, check out this Microsoft Mechanics interview from Ignite, where host Jeremy Chapman interviews Chuck Friedman, CVP of Microsoft Edge engineering, and walks through deployment demos including Configuration Manager and a new security baseline for Microsoft Edge.  

Whether you’re just trying out the new Microsoft Edge for the first time, or have been with us on this journey over the last year, thank you for getting involved and helping make Microsoft Edge great. We’ve seen exciting momentum in the Chromium project over the last year, landing more than 1900 contributions across areas like accessibility, modern input including touch, speech, digital inking, and many more, and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s next. 
Enterprise administrators and IT professionals can learn more about deploying, managing, and configuring the new Microsoft Edge in your organization at our new enterprise page.  
Web developers can find guidance on incorporating Microsoft Edge into your test matrix in our recent blog post, “Getting your sites ready for the new Microsoft Edge,” as well as more information on new platform capabilities, developer tools, web apps, and more in our web developer documentation. 
Happy browsing! 
– Kyle Pflug, Senior PM Lead, Microsoft Edge 

Releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19041.21 to the Slow ring | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing 20H1 Build 19041.21 (KB4535550) to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring. This Cumulative Update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Scripting Engine, .NET Framework, Windows Cryptography, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows Peripherals, Windows Storage and Filesystems, and Windows Server.

[ADDED 1/15/2020] We are aware Narrator and NVDA users that seek the latest release of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium may experience some difficulty when navigating and reading certain web content. Narrator, NVDA and the Edge teams are aware of these issues. Users of legacy Microsoft Edge will not be affected.
For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, please refer to the Security Update Guide.
Thanks,BLB

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19541 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19541 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.Don’t forget to read our last blog post to understand how the Fast ring will work going forward. If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring, head over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here, including a list of new features and updates.
Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re on the Fast ring. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected.

Location in-use icon update
As some keen eyed Insiders have noticed, we’ve updated the notification area icon for when an app is using your location. The new icon looks like this:

Showing architecture in Task Manager
When you’re using the Details tab in Task Manager, we’ve added a new option to show the architecture of each process. If you’re interested, you can add it by right-clicking on a column header, choosing Select Columns, and selecting Architecture from the list.

Cortana App Update:
Following up on our previous post, we want to let Insiders know that Bing Instant Answers and Timers are back online. We’re continuing to work on getting jokes (and other assistant conversations) back up and running, and appreciate your patience.
If you’re running English (United States) and would like to try it out, here are some example queries you can use with Hey Cortana or by typing into Cortana:
Set a timer for 10 minutes
When was the Space Needle built?

We fixed an issue impacted System Settings reliability.
We fixed an issue that could result in Windows Update “Reboot needed” notifications persisting reboot.
We fixed an issue that could result in the update speed in Task Manager unexpectedly being set to Paused.
We fixed an issue when using Narrator that could result in Start not saying the correct index of an app in the all apps list.
We fixed an issue where the Search window wasn’t showing acrylic at the top.
We fixed an issue from the previous build resulting in the Feedback Hub unexpectedly not showing store apps in the list of contexts when logging feedback under the Apps category. This same issue resulted in the symptom of apps continuing to show Install in the Microsoft Store, rather than Launch, after the app had been installed.

BattlEye and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues due to changes in the operating system between some Insider Preview builds and certain versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview. See this article for details.
We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
We’re looking into reports of certain external USB 3.0 drives not responding with Start Code 10 after they’re attached.
The Optimize Drives Control Panel is incorrectly reporting that optimization has never run on some devices. Optimization is completing successfully, even though it is not reflected in the UI.
The Documents section under Privacy has a broken icon (just a rectangle).
Remote Desktop Connection crashes when attempting to connect to multiple sessions.
Snipping isn’t working on secondary monitors.
Timeline isn’t showing any activities.
We’re investigating reports that Outlook search isn’t working for some Insiders.
[ADDED] Narrator Home crashes when selecting “What’s New” button in Narrator Home.

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CES 2020: ASUS unveils Zephyrus G14 and Ryzen-powered TUF Gaming laptops | Windows Experience Blog

ASUS is having a busy day at CES 2020. In the afternoon it announced the Zephyrus G14 from its ASUS ROG brand and new Ryzen-powered TUF Gaming laptops, in addition to the company’s morning announcements of new laptop and desktop computers.

Zephyrus G14

The Zephyrus G14 brings premium innovations to a wider audience with an ultra-slim form factor at just 17.9mm thin and 1.6kg, all without compromising performance. The Zephyrus G14 gaming notebook features RTX graphics for high frame rates when playing popular games, and also lets gamers choose between high refresh or high resolution for their display; the choice of 120Hz refresh rate or WQHD resolution panels allows users to optimize for gaming or creating content. And to deliver nonstop speed, this new laptop is equipped with a ROG-exclusive 4th generation AMD Ryzen processor that has eight cores and 16 threads in a more energy-efficient 35W power envelope.
Making the G14 extra portable are up to 10 hours of battery life, thanks to the ability to charge from compatible Type-C power packs. And the G14 is fine to look at, both aesthetically with subtle styling in Moonlight White or Eclipse Gray, and functionally, with the optional AniMe Matrix display that deepens personalization, enabling users to show custom graphics, animations and other effects across more than a thousand mini LEDs embedded in the lid.
The Zephyrus G14 will be available later in 2020.
ASUS TUF Gaming laptops are known for delivering high performance while standing up to the rigors of life on the go. At CES 2020, ASUS is introducing an all-new TUF Gaming family of laptops focused on further gains in performance, ruggedness and versatility.

TUF Gaming A17

The 15-inch TUF Gaming A15 and F15, along with their 17-inch A17 and F17 siblings, deliver an unprecedented experience for the price. Key to the experience is potent processing power, thanks to a choice between 4th Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs and upcoming 10th Gen Intel Core processors. NVIDIA Turing-based GPUs up to the GeForce RTX 2060 feed frames into fast displays that refresh at up to 144Hz and use AMD FreeSync technology to ensure smoother, tear-free gaming across a wide range of titles.
Gamers who plan to spend long hours away from an electrical outlet can choose from bigger battery options – despite the smaller size of the units – ranging up to 90Whr, while the compact chassis make the new laptops easy to carry, and rugged, too, with updated military-grade durability testing demonstrating their ability to survive in the field.
For more details on the Zephyrus G14 and the new TUF Gaming laptops, including availability, head over to ASUS Edge Up and the ASUS Newsroom.

CES 2020: Dell introduces sleek, affordable laptop for gamers | Windows Experience Blog

Dell delivered welcome news at CES for new and price-conscious gamers with the announcement of the newly redesigned Dell G5 15 SE (Special Edition). It is the first Dell G Series laptop to feature 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors (up to 8 cores and 16 threads) paired with the latest AMD Radeon RX 5000M Series graphics. The two chips work seamlessly together using AMD SmartShift technology to optimize performance by automatically shifting power as needed between the Ryzen processor and Radeon graphics, giving gamers precisely what they want at each moment of play.

Dell G5 15 Special Edition

New features worth calling out include the Game Shift macro key, which allows quick launch of game-ready settings for enhanced performance, reducing latency and sharpening images for fast, immersive gaming. Also, Dell’s Alienware Command Center offers a hub for controlling in-game and peripheral lighting settings, integrating nahimic 3D audio to provide a 360 degree sound experience with Audio Recon overlay, and providing a central game library for easy customization.
The G5 15 SE’s thin, sleek redesign features a modern “fighter plane” look wrapped in a premium iridescent silver finish with metallic accents. Along with a 15.6-inch FHD display panel, the new G5 15 SE has an optional 144Hz refresh rate, optional four-zone RGB keyboard with WASD and optional 68WHr battery for those who don’t want to stop when they game on the go.
Did we mention the price? Dell is making the new G5 15 SE truly affordable with a starting price of $799.99 beginning in mid-April.
Find out more about this and other announcements at the Dell CES 2020 press site.

CES 2020: Acer adds two new ultraslim notebooks to its Swift series | Windows Experience Blog

At CES, Acer unveiled two new Swift 3 models in its popular ultra-portable notebook series: a 13.5-inch model (SF313-52/G) powered by the latest 10th Generation Intel Core processors and a 14-inch model (SF314-42) powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors.

Acer Swift 3 (SF313-52/G)

The Acer Swift 3 (SF313-52/G) clocks in at 0.63 inches (15.95 mm) thin and 2.62 pounds (1.19 kg) and delivers a high 83.65% screen-to-body ratio. The screen’s 3:2 aspect ratio gives 18% more room, in the form of vertical height, to read on.
It includes the latest NVIDIA graphics and a long-lasting battery that offers users up to 16 hours of productivity [1]. It also supports fast-charging, providing up to four hours of use on just a 30-minute charge [2] and Windows Hello via a fingerprint reader for easier and more secure logins.
Once logged in, a full function USB Type-C port gives users fast data transfer speeds over Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 or DisplayPort.

The Acer Swift 3 (SF314-42) is just 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg) light and 0.65 inches (16.55 mm) thin and comes in a lightweight metal chassis. The screen features a high screen-to-body ratio with ultra-narrow bezels.
It has up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and up to a 512 GB PCle SSD. It also supports more secure and faster logins via Windows Hello, and Wake on Voice, allowing users to interact with Cortana when the screen is off.
Find more details on Acer’s website.
[1] Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions and features used. A battery’s maximum capacity decreases with time and use.
[2] “Use” refers to video playback and “charge-time” is under the condition of the device being switched off during charging.

CES 2020: Lenovo unveils ‘world’s first 5G PC’ and special limited-edition Lenovo Ducati 5 laptop | Windows Experience Blog

Lenovo closed out its announcements at CES with some big reveals: what it claims as the “world’s first 5G PC” [1] and a special limited-edition laptop that incorporates designs inspired by the company’s partnership with Ducati.
The Lenovo Yoga 5G is the world’s first 5G PC, which means it supports both millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks, so it’s capable of satisfying your need for speed with ultra-fast connectivity, reduced latency and wider bandwidth. Download large files nearly instantly or stream a high-resolution video with true Full HD clarity even in highly populated areas like airports with 5G [2]. First previewed at COMPUTEX, this ultra-portable 2-in-1 laptop is the first-ever PC powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform, bringing you high-speed 5G network connectivity that’s up to 10 times faster than 4G through a service provider [2] when on the move and reliable Wi-Fi access at home. Need to edit video footage in real-time on set and then upload the finished film? Or how about faster screen refreshes for smoother mobile gaming? It’s all possible with lightning-fast download speeds supported by nine built-in antennas for a stronger signal. It’s also super-light at 2.86lbs (1.3kg).

The new premium Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 laptop comes in two ultraslim sizes: 14-inch or 15-inch. Both options have Windows 10 and the convenience of the exclusive Lenovo Q-Control Intelligent Cooling feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize battery life by an average of up to 20% [3]. Even more AI-enabled features are offered via Lenovo Smart Assist on the Yoga Slim 7, including a boost to attention-sensing functionality from Glance by Mirametrix. It has up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 with Intel Iris Plus graphics. It also includes hands-free login and auto-logoff via IR camera and Windows Hello, plus an adjustable Smart Battery that transitions capability based on usage behavior, temperature and whether the device is plugged in.
Find out more about these Yogas.

Two years ago, Lenovo brought its smarter technology to the racetrack by becoming the key technology partner of Ducati. Lenovo’s branding can be seen on Ducati racing bikes and MotoGP riders’ uniforms, and now, for the first time, Ducati’s branding will be on the special edition thin and light laptop: The Lenovo Ducati 5.
It’s got wrap-around racing stripes, a colorful gift box and companion carrying sleeve with an emblazoned Ducati shield.
“These devices feel special, almost custom-built. And with only 12,000 machines in this limited-edition made, it’s tailored for the biggest Ducati fans,” says Brian Leonard, Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group’s vice president of Design. “As a team, we spent our time concerned with which aesthetics were going to resonate well with fans of Ducati and Lenovo – a design that fused the two brands. A look and feel that was understated but special to allow diehard Ducati fans to appreciate the quality of the finishes and unique details.”
Among those details: Notebook colors inspired by one of the Panigale street bikes, the special stitching pattern on the sleeve that matches the detailing on Ducati’s bike seats and typeface used to stamp individual serial numbers on the bottom laptop covers and on the commemorative cards is the same one Ducati uses to mark its collector edition bike parts.
Find out more at Lenovo.
[1] Based on research conducted by Lenovo in November 2019 of laptops sold by major PC manufacturers shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually.
[2] Requires 5G network service and separately purchased cellular data plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.
[3] AI-enabled middle setting extends battery life an average of up to 20% based on Intel verification testing. Actual performance will vary with use, system configurations and settings.

CES 2020: ASUS refreshes VivoBook and VivoBook S-series, introduces the dual-screen ZenBook Duo and esports-ready Strix desktops, and details on latest ExpertBook B9 | Windows Experience Blog

At CES 2020, ASUS unveiled its latest lineup of consumer devices, including refreshed VivoBook and VivoBook S-series notebooks, the 14-inch ZenBook Duo and esports-ready Strix gaming rigs. The company also released details on its latest ExpertBook B9 for business pros.The newest ASUS VivoBook S-series notebooks carry on ASUS’ tradition of balancing personality and performance. These laptops have 10th Generation Intel Core processors to handle multitasking and high-definition entertainment. They also come with up to next-gen WiFi 6 connectivity for significantly improved performance in congested environments, up to 16GB of RAM, a choice between Intel integrated graphics or NVIDIA GeForce graphics and an updated chassis across 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch sizes. They’re also celebrating the new decade with new colors, including Resolute Red and Gaia Green.

The latest VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15 notebooks are ready-made for your connected, creative lifestyle – especially on the go. Their compact, lightweight chassis design, as well as ultra-slim NanoEdge display bezels, make for a surprisingly small footprint. They also have up to Core i7 Intel 10th Generation Processors, the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics for light gaming or photo/video editing, up to 16GB of RAM and optional WiFi 6 for top-notch connectivity. To speed up access to commonly used apps and files, there are also VivoBook models with Intel’s Optane memory. Enjoy a backlit keyboard, ports for HDMI and USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, and a microphone array to interact with voice assistants like Microsoft’s Cortana from up to four meters away.

The latest ASUS ZenBook Duo is a 14-inch laptop featuring the new ASUS ScreenPad Plus — a 12.6-inch full-width auxiliary touchscreen that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities offered by the original ASUS ScreenPad. ScreenPad Plus changes the way users can interact with their laptop, encouraging productivity-enhancing workflows and easy multitasking. A 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, combined with up to 16GB RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, provides extreme performance. Up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD delivers ultrafast storage.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) also debuted new models: Strix GA35 and GT35 gaming desktops to get players tournament-ready for competitive esports. They’re engineered to sustain smooth gameplay under serious pressure, and offer the flexibility to do everything from producing top-quality streams to developing games.
GPU power is crucial for maintaining an edge in multiplayer and rendering realistic visual effects that deepen immersion in AAA titles, so these Strix desktops feature up to an ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. For demanding workloads like content creation and heavy duty multitasking, the GA35 has up to a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU, while the upcoming GT35 will feature 10th Generation Intel Core processors.
The graphics card’s massive triple-fan cooler stands tall in an optional vertical mount, while a 240-mm radiator chills the CPU with liquid cooling. They’re part of a comprehensive cooling system that includes a multi-zone chassis optimized for airflow. The all-new case is simple to open and upgrade, giving gamers the freedom to build upon their investment.

In addition to those new gaming devices, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) also announced new Strix GA15 and GT15 gaming desktops that focus on gaming fundamentals for competitive esports players on a budget. Lean and lightweight, these leverage powerful, latest generation processors to capably handle hardcore gaming, streaming and multitasking. These use the latest 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs and upcoming 10th Generation Intel Core processors. The Strix GA15 is available with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU that has 8 cores and 16 threads to easily handle demanding and varied workloads. Top configurations add up to 32GB of high-performance DDR4-3200MHz RAM, ensuring responsiveness even under heavy loads.
They fit it all in a compact, 10kg package with a built-in carrying handle for easy portability. The efficient cooling design helps quietly deliver a gaming experience that can hold its own at LAN parties, tournaments and more.
Gamers may also appreciate the extensive personalization options that come with these desktops. The case comes with an EMI-shielded glass panel that showcases a range of internal components illuminated by RGB lighting. Customizable lighting also cuts across the front of the chassis with an evenly diffused glow.

And for busy professionals who do business on the go, ASUS also announced the ExpertBook B9 laptop, weighing in at just 865 grams with a 14.9mm-thin profile. A frameless four-sided NanoEdge display means the B9450’s 14-inch panel fits into a standard 13-inch laptop chassis with a 94% screen-to-body ratio. Even with its small form factor, you can expect uninterrupted performance with long-lasting battery life to get through the work day.
Professionals will find top-tier performance thanks to up to a 10th Generation Intel Core processor, two ultrafast 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, up to 16GB of RAM, next-gen connectivity with WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. And in addition to being built to last with military-grade durability, the B9450 integrates a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip to keeps business-critical data safe, while a built-in IR camera allows for biometric logins.
Find out more about all these devices at ASUS Edge Up and the ASUS Newsroom.

CES 2020: iBUYPOWER shows off expansion of its Element case line and next generation of Revolt series | Windows Experience Blog

At CES, iBUYPOWER announced the expansion of its signature Element case line with the Element CL, which has been designed for easy integration of hardline custom cooling curated for pre-built systems, and the Element Dual, which will provide users with ample thermal support and a clean internal layout. The company also announced the next generation of its signature Revolt series.

For a different take on the traditional PC layout, the Element Dual features a binary chamber design. With the PSU mounted vertically on the bottom right side of the case and hidden behind the motherboard tray, users will be left with an open aesthetic on the left side and substantial space for maximum component compatibility. This could include E-ATX and ATX motherboards, up to 400mm GPUs and 155mm CPU air coolers.
Constructed with a black, full-steel frame and paneling and a tempered glass front and side panel, this case provides a clear view of the internal system components. Dust filters cover the four air intake zones to aid in thermal performance and reduce debris buildup. Users will have no shortage of connectivity with one USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one audio jack on the I/O.

Turning to the Element CL, this case for pre-built systems is designed with an integrated front panel distribution plate for easier bends and less complicated routing. It brings the efficiency of hardline liquid cooling to customers looking to buy a pre-built iBUYPOWER PC. Systems housed in it will also come equipped with custom water blocks for the CPU and GPU, as well as custom fittings that will minimize the risk of tubes coming loose.

The Element CL will be available in a black finish as well as a white Snowblind version, which will have all the features of the Element CL, with the addition of the signature transparent 1,280 x 1,024 19-inch TN LCD side panel.
The Revolt GT3 will take on a new aesthetic compared to the asymmetrical design of its predecessors, housing small form factor systems and providing support for ITX motherboards and SFX power supplies up to 750W. Systems constructed in it will be mounted to and suspended inside an outer frame by flexible rubber supports designed to add both cushion from shock and vibration damping.
It comes as a rectangular shape with five tempered glass panels on the front, sides, top and bottom of the case. Each of the glass panels are framed by a mesh border and are reversible to increase part clearance and the overall dimension of the case.
Find out more at iBUYPOWER.