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Windows 10 Tip: How to start using Nearby Sharing with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update – Windows Experience Blog

Did you know the Windows 10 April 2018 Update includes a way you can now instantly share your videos, photos, documents, and websites with people and devices near you over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

It’s called Nearby Sharing. Here’s what you can do with it:
Share quickly. Send any video, photo, document, or webpage viewed on Microsoft Edge to people nearby by clicking on the share charm in the app or right-clicking to get the share menu. You can share a report with a colleague in your meeting room or a vacation photo with your best friend in the library.*
Take the quickest path. Your computer automatically picks the fastest way to share your file or webpage, either over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
See who’s available. Bluetooth allows you to quickly discover potential devices with which you could share.**
Here’s how to get started:
In your Action Center, click on Nearby Sharing to turn it on. From there, click the Share icon in your file, photo, Microsoft Edge webpage or more to share with nearby devices.
Head over here to read more about what’s new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update!
*Sharing is only available between Windows 10 PCs. Nearby sharing must be enabled on both devices.
**Recipients can choose whether to accept the item a user wants to share.

E3 2018: Six Lenovo gaming PCs powered by Windows 10 announced this week – Windows Experience Blog

This week at E3, Lenovo announced six new gaming devices powered by Windows 10 that arrive with simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, plus the latest in gaming technology from Intel and NVIDIA. With Xbox Play Anywhere, you can buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and any of these Windows 10 PCs.Let’s take a closer look at these devices:
Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop
Between 24.2mm to 25.2mm thin and 2.3 kg light, up to the latest generation Intel processors, NVIDIA GPUs, DDR4 memory and more, the Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop is thermally optimized to run cooler and quieter while being perfectly balanced between performance and portability.
The 15″ FHD display with optional 144 Hz and 300 nits of brightness as well as a full-sized white backlit keyboard offering under 1ms input response time make the Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop primed for gaming virtually anywhere life takes you.

Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop
Weighing 2.9kg and between 21.95mm to 24.05mm thin, the larger 17-inch Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop features the latest in gaming technology from Intel and NVIDIA wrapped in expertly crafted all-aluminum materials, plus more than 16 million color combinations and lighting effects visible from its CORSAIR iCUE RGB backlit keyboard for the ultimate customizable gaming experience.

It arrives in both a 17″ FHD display as well as a 15” FHD display option, with optional 144 Hz and 300 nits of brightness.
Lenovo Legion T530
Meet the Lenovo Legion T530, a 28-liter gaming tower redesigned from the ground up to deliver a bold new look that houses up to the latest Intel gaming processors, discrete graphics, DDR4 memory, PCIe SSD storage and dual-channel cooling, all with an external red system lighting.

In addition to up to 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs, up to 32GB DDR4 memory and up to PCIe SSD storage, the Lenovo Legion T530 was engineered to eliminate heat via its innovative dual-channel thermal system and features a tool-free upgrade system with an integrated top carry handle for convenient portability.
Lenovo Legion T730
This 28-liter desktop tower gives you both style and power thanks to a customizable internal and external RGB system lighting, a transparent side panel, optional Asetek liquid cooling, up to 8th Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR4 memory, and more to completely immerse you in your favorite titles and overclock for the win.

Lenovo Legion C730
This 19-liter gaming PC has all the hardware you need for a breathtakingly immersive gaming experience. Up to the latest Intel processing, NVIDIA GPUs, and overclocked CORSAIR DDR4 memory, all housed in a chassis featuring a dual-channel thermal system with optional RGB system lighting and transparent top panel, come together to deliver a truly evolved design that looks amazing in virtually any room.

The Lenovo Legion C730 was engineered to eliminate heat via its dual-channel thermal system and the full internal RGB system lighting delivers more than 16.8 million color combinations and effects.
Lenovo Legion C530
The 19-liter Lenovo Legion C530 offers you tower-level gaming in a more portable design. It arrives with up to 8th Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, DDR4 memory, up to PCIe SSD storage, and more. The C530 was designed for effortless upgrading of your system’s hardware via a one-press upgrade system and integrated top carry handle – all engineered to eliminate heat via its dual-channel thermal system.

Visit the Lenovo Newsroom to learn more about all the devices announced this week at E3!

E3 2018: Six Lenovo gaming PCs powered by Windows 10 announced this week
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Updated June 13, 2018 8:00 am

Windows 10 Tip: Go back and forth in time with Timeline, new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update – Windows Experience Blog

Did you know there’s a new feature in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update to help you easily find what matters to you across your devices?

It’s called Timeline, and it lets you go back in time to past activities you’ve worked on across your devices, so you can jump back into them like you never left. So, if you’re looking for a specific document, image, or video you worked on yesterday or a week ago, Timeline makes it even easier to find what you’re looking for. You can even pick up what you were doing on your iOS or Android device on your Windows 10 PC when you’re ready to get back to it.

Here’s what you can do with Timeline:
Go back and forth in time. Easily scroll back in time to find things you were working on earlier today or a few weeks ago.*
Find activities easily. Click the new Task bar icon to see all your activities on a specific day grouped by hour, including all the things you did using Microsoft Edge and Office 365 on your tablet and mobile phone.** If you don’t see what you need, you can easily search Timeline to find it.
Remove activities whenever you want. Delete activities from a specific day or hour.

Here’s how to get started:
Click the new Task view icon in the taskbar to see all your activities on a specific day, grouped by hour, and easily search for something you’d like to go back to (you can also open Task view by pressing Windows logo key + Tab).
Head over here to read more about what’s new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update!
*Timeline shows up to 30 days of past activities.
*Timeline shows activities done on tablet and mobile phone when users are signed into their Microsoft accounts. Office 365 subscription sold separately.

Four things you can do with Dell’s new Inspiron Gaming Desktop – Windows Experience Blog

Today, ahead of E3, Dell announced they are updating their Inspiron Gaming Desktop, powered by Windows 10, with latest 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors (up to 8 core, 16-thread), providing gamers with strong performance at an accessible price.
Here’s four things you can do with the Inspiron Gaming Desktop:
Enjoy split-second responsiveness from the latest 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors (up to 8 core, 16-thread)
Buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with Xbox Play Anywhere.
Optimize power consumption, task routing and clock speeds with Sense MiX FR technology.
Engage with other gamers using simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers.

Other features include:
A USB Type-C 3.1 port, up to six USB 3.0 ports, optional dual-drive, high-capacity hard drive, responsive SSD and up to five bays for future storage upgrades.
Polar Blue LED lighting and a striking chassis design; intelligent thermal design for optimal airflow to cool the system
Xbox Adaptive Controller compatibility, supporting accessible gaming towards connecting more gamers than ever before.
Pricing and availability: Available initially in US, Australia, New Zealand, China and South Korea mid-June starting at $849 USD.
In addition to the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop, Dell announced the Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset with 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound, wider frequency response (15Hz-25kHz) and acoustic signature, a second-generation, fast and responsive Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse and more. Head over to Dell.com to learn more!

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Updated June 6, 2018 7:07 am

Computex 2018: ASUS introduces the new ScreenPad and devices powered by Windows 10 – Windows Experience Blog

Today at Computex 2018, ASUS announced a new ZenBook Pro series with an interactive ScreenPad, the ZenBook S – a new 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook built with military-grade durability – two new gaming laptops, a convertible laptop with a 360° display and more.Let’s take a closer look at these devices.
ZenBook Pro series
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The new ZenBook Pro Series is a family of high-performance laptops for professionals that introduces the ScreenPad – a new way to work and interact with your laptop. ScreenPad combines a touchpad with a high-resolution, full-color touchscreen, and is fully customizable to allow you to personalize their experience.
ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad is the first ScreenPad-enabled model in the series, featuring a 15-inch 4K UHD display, up to an Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. Enjoy immersive multimedia on its 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE validated display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, ∆E (Delta-E) < 2.0 color accuracy and powerful Harmon Kardon certified audio system. With Windows 10, it arrives with your digital personal assistant Cortana,* comprehensive protection with Windows Defender, and new ways to talk and share faster with the people you talk to the most. Combined with Windows Ink and the optional ASUS Pen, ZenBook Pro 15 really lets creativity flow. ScreenPad is a Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) combined with an interactive 5.5-inch FHD touchscreen that can intelligently adapt to what you’re doing, making it easier and quicker to multitask and get things done. A simple press of the F6 function key toggles ScreenPad between touchscreen mode and touchpad mode or you can use Screen Extender mode to use ScreenPad as an extension to the main display. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer even closer integration with ScreenPad, with adaptive menus and editing controls on ScreenPad that change automatically according to the app and what task is being performed. Top features of the ZenBook Pro 15 include: Comprehensive connectivity includes up to gigabit-class 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, and standard HDMI output. Up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, with up to 16GB of high-performance 2400Hz DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD Up to gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU for graphics performance Fingerprint sensor support for signing in effortlessly with Windows Hello 15.6-inch NanoEdge 4K UHD ultraslim-bezel touchscreen with PANTONE validation for professional color accuracy Availability: ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 will be available globally starting July 2018. The ZenBook S is a premium 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop that delivers effortless portability, powerful performance and no-compromise connectivity. ZenBook S is not only sophisticated and elegant, but incredibly tough, too: it meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard for reliability and durability, which includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. ZenBook S incorporates the innovative new ErgoLift hinge that automatically tilts the keyboard by 5.5° for the ultimate typing comfort. The raised chassis also improves airflow and enhances audio performance.  It also supports OneDrive Files On-Demand, so you can access all your files in OneDrive without having to download them and use storage space. Top features of the ZenBook S include: 12.9mm-thin, 1kg-light near-A4-size metal unibody with MIL-STD-410G military-grade toughness for dependable reliability anywhere 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs, up to 1TB PCIe SSD, up to 13.5hrs battery life and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for all-day performance Beautiful visuals with up to 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen with 100% sRGB color gamut New ErgoLift hinge design with 5.5° keyboard tilt for ultimate typing comfort, improved cooling airflow and enhanced audio Availability: ASUS ZenBook S will be available globally starting June 2018. VivoBook S15 and S14 The VivoBook S15 and S14 are a pair of lightweight laptops powered by up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPUs and featuring all-day battery life, unique color-blocking designs in five color options, and three-sided NanoEdge display. The 15.6-inch S15 weighs only 1.8kg, while the 14-inch S14 has an overall weight of 1.4kg.  They both arrive with an ErgoLift hinge, which automatically tilts the keyboard by 3.5° when the laptop is opened to create the familiar feel of a desktop keyboard. S15 and S14 are powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics. Both laptops feature dual-storage designs, with VivoBook S15 featuring up to a 512GB SSD and 2TB HDD. An optional fingerprint sensor built into the touchpad provides one-touch access with Windows Hello. Reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) port, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader for hassle-free compatibility with current peripherals, displays and projectors. Available in Firmament Green, Star Grey, Silver Blue, Gun Metal, and Icicle Gold. Availability: ASUS VivoBook S15 and S14 will be available globally starting July 2018. With a 17.6mm profile and total weight of just 1.5kg, the VivoBook Flip 14 is a super portable 14-inch convertible laptop featuring a 360° display that allows this versatile device to be used in laptop, stand, tent and tablet modes. Top features include: ASUS NanoEdge touchscreen with an ultra-slim 6.15mm-thin bezel with an 82 percent screen-to-body ratio for more immersive viewing Up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB memory, plus up to a 1TB SSD Touchpad with an optional integrated fingerprint sensor for one-touch login via Windows Hello Touchscreen compatible with the ASUS Pen active stylus so you can write and draw effortlessly using Windows Ink, just like you would on paper. Stylish aluminum chassis with a high-quality stepless hinge finished in a choice of two stylish colors: Star Grey and Galaxy Blue. Keyboard with full-size backlit keys and ambient light control, so you can stay productive even in dark environments Availability: ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 will be available globally in the second half of 2018. The Strix SCAR II esports gaming laptop features a 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, a HyperStrike Pro gaming keyboard for improved control, and HyperCool Pro technology to cool its high-performance CPU and GPU, as well as multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity. Strix SCAR II is 2.33cm narrower than its predecessor and lighter, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg. Powered by Windows 10, it has simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Top features include: Narrow-bezel display features 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms gray-to-gray response time for incredibly immersive, supersmooth and vivid visuals HyperCool Pro technology aids in cooling the high-performance CPU and GPU; HyperStrike Pro keyboard provides supreme control in fast-paced games ROG RangeBoost multi-antenna technology with a unique algorithm covers dead spots and provides 30%-wider Wi-Fi coverage than dual-antenna configurations Immersive sound with side-firing speakers with smart-amplifier technology for more volume and more powerful bass Powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, and a choice of either NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics. For storage, it can be specified with up to a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 and a 1TB Seagate FireCuda solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD). The Strix Hero II, an all-new version of the esports gaming laptop, is 2.33cm narrower than its predecessor, and lighter, too, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg for gaming on the go. Strix Hero II arrives with multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity, a 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with 100% sRGB color space, a HyperStrike Pro Gaming keyboard for improved control, and HyperCool Pro technology to cool its high-performance CPU and GPU. Top features include: Narrow-bezel display features 144Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut for incredibly immersive, supersmooth and vivid visuals HyperCool Pro technology aids in cooling the high-performance CPU and GPU; HyperStrike Pro keyboard provides supreme control during gaming ROG RangeBoost multi-antenna technology with a unique algorithm covers dead spots and provides 30%-wider Wi-Fi coverage than dual-antenna configurations Immersive sound with side-firing speakers with smart-amplifier technology for more volume and more powerful bass Up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel memory for faster processing speeds and lower power consumption. Pricing and availability: ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II will start from $1,599. Visit ASUS.com to learn more about everything announced today! *Cortana available in select markets. Updated June 4, 2018 9:35 pm

Windows 10 Tip: How to start creating in Paint 3D – Windows Experience Blog

Paint 3D is a built-in creative application that comes free with Windows 10*. You don’t need any design experience – Paint 3D makes it easy to customize models from the built-in 3D library or create 3D designs from scratch.Here’s a couple of tips for how you can get started quickly in creating in 3D.
How to edit a 3D model

The easiest way to get started is to start by searching our 3D library** for a model to edit and customize. Simply click on 3D Library and browse through our staff picks of top models or type in the search bar a model you are looking for. Click on the tile to import the 3D model into your project. You now have a fully rotatable 3D model that you can recolor and personalize with great sticker textures.
How to create a 3D Model

One of my favorite ways to get started in 3D is to begin with a photo image or 2D sketch. You can use this as a guide for your 3D drawing. Click on 3D Shapes and select one of the 3D doodle tools, sharp or soft edge depending on your preference. Draw in a continuous movement, making sure not to overlap the lines and connecting to the starting circle. Watch as your 2D sketch instantly transforms into a fully rotatable 3D model. You can use the brushes to shade and color the model or the sticker tool to add additional finishes, such as wood or marble.
See it in the real world

Visualize your 3D model in the real world – perfect for showing a family member what a fountain will look like your backyard or using your 3D model to record an online tutorial video. When you’re finished editing your 3D model, simply go up to the task bar and click on the Mixed reality button (this will pre-load your 3D model in Mixed Reality Viewer).
Tap your screen to place the object into your world. You can rotate the object or make it bigger or smaller or drag it to different locations on the screen. You can also add animations to your model, perfect for videos, at the bottom of the screen. To record a short video, click on the video record button to the right. You can also switch to take a picture with the camera button.
Save and share a 3D creation

Within Paint 3D, you can save or share your work in a variety of ways.
If you want to save your work to edit again later, then you can click “Save As” a Paint 3D project. Paint 3D projects will retain all your 2D and 3D content without any compression – meaning you can re-open them and pick up exactly where you left off.
If you want to take content out of Paint 3D, to share or use in other applications, then you have options to save a copy as a 3D model or an image. If you choose to Save a 3D model, then you can choose from different popular 3D file formats, such as .GLB or .FBX.
If you choose to save an image, you are taken to the Image Preview window. Within this window you can choose to rescale your image, either by percentage or number of pixels. Ticking ‘Lock aspect ratio’ means changes to one side will automatically update the other. You can also adjust the desired angle and framing of the image.
Paint 3D makes it easy to unlock your creativity and bring your ideas to life. To check out these features for yourself, you can get started by opening the Paint 3D app. If you’re new to Paint 3D, check out our video tutorials on Paint 3D.
*To access all the latest Paint 3D features, you will need to update to the latest Windows 10 April 2018 Update. To learn how to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, check out this blog post.
**3D Library is available in select markets. Check out the online library here.

Microsoft gives parents peace of mind with new family features across devices – Windows Experience Blog

We live in a time of both great opportunity and great responsibility. Our children have access to more information, entertainment and more ways to connect than ever before, but with that comes plenty of new things that parents like you and I need to worry about and new ways to distract their attention. Today, we are excited to introduce new features that make it easier and safer for families to interact with technology and, each other, across devices and platforms.
Creating tools and features that empower both parents and kids has always been an important part of our work and is becoming increasingly vital, not only to us as a business, but to us as individuals – parents, aunts and uncles, siblings and friends. As a mother to a young and curious daughter, I deeply understand the need for tools to help balance the use of technology in the home as well as out of the home. It’s especially near and dear to me as leader of a team building experiences for mobile devices. We emphasize the idea of transparency as a guiding principle for these new experiences. Today, I am happy to share new features that will help create greater transparency between parent and child, as well as between Microsoft and parents in what to expect from our tools.

We’re bringing new features to the popular Microsoft Launcher app for Android with two new mobile experiences, currently in preview, that give parents more peace of mind for their family and a look at your child’s activity across their devices – Windows 10 PCs, Xbox One devices, and now their Android phone.
With Microsoft Launcher installed on your family’s Android devices and a Microsoft family group of accounts set up, parents can:
Stay up to date on kids’ whereabouts. At home and on the go, you can use Microsoft Launcher to get an update on your kids’ location and rest easier knowing they are safely where they should be. You can see your child’s (or children’s) last known location and time.
Be aware of which apps your kids are using. Check in on your kids’ app activity on their Android device, including which apps are accessed and time spent on each app. With Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC set up in your family portal, you can also view their activities on those devices through Microsoft Launcher.
Microsoft Launcher is the only launcher that gives parents this visibility across Android, Windows 10, and Xbox One devices. Children and parents always have the option to toggle features off and on at any time and, best of all, it’s free. If you have a Microsoft family group, you can install Microsoft Launcher on your family’s Android devices. If you don’t have a family group set up yet, it’s easy – here’s how.

With Microsoft Edge, the ability to allow or block websites has always existed on your PCs. Now, we are extending this feature to you and your family’s Android devices. If you have set up a Microsoft family group, any websites you have already tagged as allowed or blocked for your kid(s) will carry the same settings as they try to access websites in Microsoft Edge on their Android devices. The update will begin rolling out today.

We are also excited to announce MSN Kids, currently in preview, a curated news site created specifically for children in the elementary and middle school age group. We saw a need for a place for kids to learn about the world in a safe, trustworthy and fun environment. The site offers editorially curated, age-appropriate news and features from partner publishers such as Time for Kids, Popular Science, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic, and USA TODAY.
MSN Kids brings curated, kid-friendly news to the web
Content is kid-friendly and helps children find things of interest to stay engaged, learn, and have fun – with no sponsored content or advertising. Kids can learn about animals, the world around them, kids like them doing interesting things around the globe and more. When using Microsoft Edge, kids can also use pen and read aloud to engage with puzzles or assist with reading articles. Check out the preview today at msnkids.com.

These new experiences are the next step in a long history of creating products, features, and settings with families in mind, spanning gaming to mobile to PC and the web.
Family safety settings in Windows 10 and Xbox One:  With families today owning more personal devices than ever, including kids at increasingly younger ages, we’ve invested in family settings that work across devices and platforms. A core set of family safety settings – including the ability to block mature content and apps, set screen time limits, and review kids’ purchase requests – have long been available for Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One devices. These settings help parents keep kids safer, while also fostering independence and letting kids do homework, research, and be creative, using technology as a powerful learning tool.
Safer online spending with Ask a parent:  One especially useful setting, called Ask a parent, lets parents avoid surprise spending on Xbox or the Microsoft Store by receiving notifications when kids want to make a purchase. Parents can decide whether to approve based on the maturity level, cost, and whether it fits within screen time allowed. From the kids’ perspective, it’s a good way to let Mom or Dad know what cool new game they want. From the parents’ perspective, it’s a good way to help kids manage temptations (such as in-app purchases) and make good choices.
Shared family notebook in OneNote: Earlier this month we released the new family notebook in OneNote. We know families are busier than ever and with a family notebook your whole family can stay in sync and organized – from shopping lists to vacation planning, the whole family can share, edit and access information in one place.
These are just some of the many great features across our devices and services that empower families with peace of mind, tools to learn, grow and, of course, have fun. More information can be found at this page. Please download Microsoft Launcher and Microsoft Edge for Android and give the new features a try. We look forward to hearing your feedback so we can empower you with the best tools to create the safest, most productive and fun experiences for our families.

Microsoft gives parents peace of mind with new family features across devices
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HP announces the most powerful OMEN 15 Laptop yet – Windows Experience Blog

Today, HP unveiled the new OMEN 15 laptop, engineered for gaming performance and designed to be even sleeker than ever to deliver top-notch experiences, whether you’re on-the-go or at home.

The OMEN 15 laptop arrives with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, 8th Generation Intel Core i+ H-series quad or six-core CPUs and stunning visuals on a 15.6-inch diagonal 144hz or 4k display. With Windows 10, this laptop also has simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. It’s also Xbox Adaptive Controller compatible, supporting accessible gaming towards connecting more gamers than ever before.

Top features include:
Astonishing graphics with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with MAX-Q Design
8th Generation Intel Core i+ H-series quad or six-core CPUs and up to 32GB DDR4-2666 RAM will power the latest titles and manage multi-tasking and memory intensive programs with ease.
A flexible variety of storage options up to HDD + Intel Optane memory for storage acceleration.
Engineered for the heat gaming generates with larger fans, a 3-phase motor and fluid dynamic bearings to create less friction and more consistent fan speed control in all configurations.
Stunning visuals on the 15.6-inch diagonal 144hz 1080p, 60Hz 4k, or 60Hz 1080p display, with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology on select configurations.
Vibrant sound blasts through stereo speakers powered with audio by Bang & Olufsen along and a discrete audio amplifier.
Do-it-yourself additions are made easy through Phillips-head screws on the base of the laptop along with single panel access for storage and memory.
OMEN 15 Laptop is expected to be available in July 29, 2018, via HP.com and other retailers for a starting price of $979.99.
In addition to the new OMEN 15 Laptop, HP also announced a range of professional-grade gaming accessories today, including the OMEN by HP Mindframe Headset, OMEN by HP Sequencer Keyboard, OMEN by HP Reactor Mouse, OMEN X by HP Transceptor Backpack, and more. Head over to HP.com learn more!
Updated May 30, 2018 5:05 am

Windows 10 Tip: Capture your thoughts easily with Dictation – Windows Experience Blog

Did you know that with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, it’s now easier than ever to take a note or write a paper – with just your voice, using your device’s microphone?
Natural computing experiences enable us to speak directly to our devices to accomplish tasks, without typing. One way we’ve done this is with the improved Dictation feature in Windows 10. With your cursor in any text field, either in Windows 10 or in an app, simply press Win + H and start talking.
Head over here to learn more about what’s new in the April 2018 Update!

Windows 10 Tip: Capture your thoughts easily with Dictation
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*Dictation available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.

Acer announces the new Swift 5 Notebook, gaming desktops and more

Today, Acer announced a new notebook designed for people on-the-go, as well as several new gaming desktops and laptops powered by Windows 10 that arrive with simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
The 15-inch Swift 5 Notebook

The new Swift 5 notebook is powered by Windows 10 and the latest Intel Core processors, while weighing less than 1kg – ideal for people on-the-go.
The Swift 5 arrives with your digital personal assistant Cortana,* comprehensive protection with secure and manageable PCs and Windows Defender, and new ways to talk and share faster with the people you talk to the most. It also supports Windows Hello through a fingerprint reader for fast and secure login and OneDrive Files On-Demand, so you can access all your files in OneDrive without having to download them and use storage space.
Features include:
A Full HD IPS touchscreen features ultra-narrow bezels measuring just 5.87 mm, giving it an incredible 87.6% screen-to-body ratio, maximizing the viewing experience.
The Intel Wireless-AC 9560 offers 2×2 802.11ac wireless Gigabit performance that enhances streaming, sharing, conferencing, and gaming experiences.
Up to 1TB of SSD storage and up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory, with connectivity is provided through one USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port (10 Gbit/s data transfer, supporting power delivery and display output), two USB 3.1 Type-A ports (one with power-off charging functionality), an HDMI port, and an SD card reader.
Acer Color Intelligence technology, which dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time, optimizing screen color and brightness without clipping or over saturation, while Acer BluelightShield technology allows adjusting of the screen’s blue-light emission over extended periods of use.
Predator Helios 500 Notebook

Designed for extreme gamers, the Predator Helios 500 features up to overclockable 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processors and overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs. Intel Optane memory increases responsiveness and load times, while ultra-fast NVMePCIe SSDs, Killer DoubleShot Pro networking, and up to 64GB of memory, making the Helios 500 the ideal gaming notebook for graphic-intensive AAA titles and live streaming.
Features include:
Bright, vibrant 4K UHD or FHD IPS 17.3-inch displays with 144Hz refresh rates for blur- and tear-free gameplay.
NVIDIA G-SYNC technology support on both the built-in display and external monitors.
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, and display and HDMI 2.0 ports support up to three external monitors.
Two speakers, a subwoofer, and Acer TrueHarmony and Waves MAXXAudio technology deliver incredible sound and hyper-realistic 3D audio using Waves Nx.
Two of Acer’s proprietary AeroBlade 3D metal fans, and five heat pipes that distribute cool air to the machine’s key components while simultaneously releasing hot air.
A backlit RGB keyboard offers four lighting zones with support for up to 16.8 million colors.
The Predator Helios 500 gaming notebooks will be available in North America in June starting at $1,999; in EMEA in May starting at €1,999; and in China in June starting at ¥15,999. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.
Predator Helios 300 Special Edition

The Helios 300 Special Edition (PH315-51) features an all-white aluminum chassis accented with gold trim. It also allows for ultra-smooth gameplay with its 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with an upgraded 144Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processor, overclockable NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPUs, up to a 512 GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe solid state drive, and up to a 2 TB hard disk drive.
Features include:
Up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory; upgradable to 32GB.
Intel Optane memory speeds up load times of games and applications, access to information and improves overall system responsiveness.
Gigabit Ethernet provides fast wired connections, while Gigabit Wi-Fi is provided by the latest Intel Wireless-AC 9560 that delivers up to 1.73Gbps throughput when using 160Mhz channels (2×2 802.11ac, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz).
Two of Acer’s ultrathin (0.1mm) all-metal AeroBlade 3D fans, designed with advanced aerodynamics and superior airflow to keep the system cool.
Predator Orion 5000 Gaming Desktops

The new Predator Orion 5000 Series gaming desktops feature up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ 8700K processors paired with the latest Intel Z370 chipset, up to 32 GB of Intel Optane memory for fast load times and improved responsiveness, and up to 2-way NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs in SLI.
These desktops also feature easy-open side panels – so you can quickly swap out components and cables during upgrades – IceTunnel 2.0 airflow management design, a front mesh panel with dust filters, Killer LAN high-speed Ethernet, cradles for audio headsets and a carry-handle for portability.
The Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in July starting at $1,499; in EMEA in June starting at €1,699; and in China in June starting at ¥15,999. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.
Predator Orion 3000 Series

With up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processors, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs, the VR- ready Predator Orion 3000 supports 4K gameplay. Like the 5000 series, the Predator Orion 3000 can be configured with up to 32 GB of Intel Optane memory to increase responsiveness and load times, and up to 64 GB DDR4-2666 RAM to support lightning fast action while playing the latest titles. Excellent heat dissipation is achieved with a front-facing intake LED fan, mesh cover and rear exhaust for optimized air flow throughout the chassis.
Pricing and availability: The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in October starting at $999; in EMEA in July starting at €1,299; and in China in July starting at ¥6,999. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.
Acer Nitro 50 Desktops

These performance PCs are powered by up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and equipped with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs to deliver superior performance for graphic-intensive tasks including gaming.  They deliver stunning 4K resolution visuals and can support up to four displays simultaneously for immersive gameplay. And with up to a 3TB HDD and a 512GB SSD, there’s no shortage of storage. They sport a handy wireless charging deck for keeping users’ Qi-enabled wireless devices powered up and ready to go.  Lastly, the Nitro 50 desktops optimize network speed for gaming, browsing, and streaming through Realtek Dragon LAN.
Pricing and availability: The Acer Nitro 50 gaming desktops will be available in North America in July starting at $799; in EMEA in May starting at €999; and in China in July starting at ¥5,999.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.
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