Nick Parker, Microsoft Corporate Vice President responsible for device partnerships today delivered a keynote at the Taipei International Convention Center as part of Microsoft’s 13th annual presence at Computex. Parker discussed Microsoft strategy and the business opportunities the Windows platform creates for partners. He showcased a range of the latest innovations from our hardware partners from smartphones to tablets, notebooks, all-in-ones and Internet of Things (IoT), and rich new experiences that Windows 10 enables across a range of scenarios.
Parker shared Microsoft’s commitment to hardware partners to foster opportunities, drive innovation, increase demand and grow the market for Windows devices. “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 highlighted an array of devices, some never before seen, designed for Windows 10 including PCs from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Toshiba:
- 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.
In addition Parker demonstrated two new PC form factors:
- FoxConn Kangaroo is an ultra-portable desktop PC that turns your TV into a full Windows PC, including a fingerprint reader to support Windows Hello and up to six hours of battery life.
- Quanta Compute Plug is a mini-PC in a power adapter instead of a stick. Plugged into the HDMI port, it turns a TV into a smart computer and enables users to control their TV using Cortana via Bluetooth remote or headset.