Microsoft announced that Windows 10 for desktops and tablets will launch on July 29th in over 190 countries, followed by the Windows 10 Mobile in the following months. During the Computex 2015 conference at the Taipei International Convention Center, Nick Parker, Microsoft’s corporate vice president OEM Division, highlighted the opportunities and improved experience Windows 10 has to offer.
“Our device partners continue to push the envelope of innovation, developing stunning PCs that are sure to delight customers,” said Parker. “And our commitment to broaden the ecosystem opportunity with Windows 10 is revolutionizing how people interact with their devices and create new opportunities for revenue growth.”
Parker was also joined by Tony Prophet, corporate vice president for Windows and Search Marketing, and Roanne Sones, general manager of Windows Engineering, who revealed during the conference that Microsoft aims to make sure that one billion devices are running Windows 10 in the next two to three years.
Furthermore, Parker also listed a number of Windows 10 devices which will see the light of the day later this year from several manufacturers, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Toshiba. Yesterday, ASUS introduced a number of laptops and All-in-One PCs, alongside HP who unveiled a 2-in-1 PC at the trade show as well. Dell also introduced the stunning XPS 15, but the availability and pricing details are scarce at the moment.
- Acer Z3-710 is an all-in-one PC that delivers powerful computing and enhanced audio in a slim, 1.4-inch-thin chassis.
- ASUS Transformer Book T100HA is a 2-in-1 laptop with a detachable keyboard that boasts up to 14 hours of battery life and a tablet measuring 8.45mm and 580g.
- ASUS Zen AiO Z240 features the latest quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, gaming-grade NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics, a 3-D camera and a six-speaker stereo sound system.
- Dell XPS 15, shown publicly for the first time and optimized for Windows 10, features the same virtually borderless InfinityEdge display that made the XPS 13 an industry leader.
- A new x2 from HP is a 2-in-1, ultra-portable, “tablet first” detachable — with an innovative magnetic hinge design that makes the device flexible and lappable — and with Windows 10, users can transition seamlessly from tablet to PC mode and back again in an instant.
- A new HP tablet for mobile productivity has revolutionary note-taking capabilities.
- A new Toshiba PC enables Windows Hello with the latest in biometric security technology, including a face-authentication camera, an Ultra HD 4K screen and optimization for Cortana.
It will be interesting to see how Windows 10 performs when its officially available for desktops later this year.