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Microsoft gives a sneak peek at new Windows 10 hardware

Microsoft gives a sneak peek at new Windows 10 hardware

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Microsoft, in the midst of showing off Windows 10 at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week, has revealed a new range of new PCs, laptops, and tablets designed to work with its newest operating system. In addition to the Asus Transformer Book T100HA shown off earlier this week, also detailed on stage was a new version of Dell's 15-inch XPS laptop on the way that borrows the "virtually borderless" InfinityEdge display from its 13-inch sibling, and a new HP tablet with "revolutionary note-taking capabilities."

Nick Parker, VP of Microsoft's Original Equipment Manufacturer Division, also lifted the lid on another HP product — a 2-in-1 device with a magnetic hinge that makes it flexible, and — like the tablet — the 2-in-1 device has pen functionality that allows users to annotate directly in Edge, Microsoft's replacement for Internet Explorer. Toshiba also debuted its own Windows 10 2-in-1: the Toshiba Astrea features a 4K resolution screen and a camera capable of face authentication via Windows Hello.

Microsoft did not announce any new hardware of its own

Two more powerful all-in-one machines rounded out the new slate. The Asus Zen AIO 240 boasts a top-of-the-line Intel i7 processor, a 3D camera, and a GT6960M graphics chip Microsoft says is "gaming-grade," while the Acer Aspire Z3-710 all-in-one has 10-point capacitive multi touch capabilities and can be built to a range of specifications. The new devices were touted as ideal for Windows 10 when it launches on July 29th, but notably absent from Computex are any new hardware announcements from Microsoft itself.

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