Microsoft at Computex 2019 was all about modern PCs.
What is a modern PC I hear you ask? Well, Microsoft at Computex 2019 responded.
These new modern PCs require a modern operating system Windows of course) that enables foundational experiences customers already expect from their devices, including seamless updates, security that protects users from malicious attacks, anywhere connectivity with 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi that is consistent and reliable over time.
Beyond that, the modern OS must deliver innovative new human-centric experiences including cloud connectivity that enables seamless access to data and compute power, rich AI-powered applications and experiences, multi-sense capabilities – people can interact using touch, pen, voice, mouse and keyboard – and the right sensor support and posture awareness to enable a breadth of new form factors and applications.
OK, we just thought they were PCs made recently! Here are a few notables.
Acer ConceptD 500
Acer’s ConceptD 500 has a 9th Generation Intel Core processor and up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 GPU to make workloads and multi-media creation smoother and faster on complex projects. Its multiple CPU cores achieve high single-core speed while staying cool with low heat output and low power consumption. With up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 GPUs, the desktop supports four 5K displays (5120×2880 @ 60Hz) with HDR colour, making visual effects, motion graphics and animation rendering a breeze.
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581
The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) is an ultraportable laptop that includes a 4K OLED UHD ASUS ScreenPad Plus (3840 x 2160), a full-width secondary touchscreen (3840 x 1100) that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities of the original ASUS ScreenPad. The display is a frameless four-sided ASUS NanoEdge design, with ultra-slim bezels for immersive visuals.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 packs more performance in a thinner design and larger display. Dell’s first laptop with Intel’s Ice Lake-U 10nm 10th gen processors and features adaptive performance based on the latest Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology, which proactively changes the power of the CPU according to the performance of the workload. It comes with a redesigned thermal system to cool the higher performing processor while creating an overall 8% thinner 2-in-1 than the previous generation.
HP OMEX X25
HP OMEN X 2S is the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop allowing player to chat, browse for their perfect songs to accompany their gaming sessions, watch Twitch or YouTube, or even serve as a hub for OMEN Command Centre software through an easy-to-use 6-inch 1080p touchscreen above the keyboard – freeing them from the hassles of alt-tabbing. The laptop also features a real-time screen mirroring feature that enhances the gaming experience, by cutting and magnifying parts of the main screen – such as copying the map portion of a racing game – to a second screen, ensuring centred vision and more vertical head movement.
Lenovo ThinkPad T495
The new Lenovo ThinkPad T495 offers feature upgrades without compromise and provides a high level of hardware security and manageability. It features a longer battery life, and increased performance by up to 18% (compared to benchmarks of prior generations). Lenovo is also delivering greater peace of mind with just a slide of the ThinkShutter; an all-in-one integrated camera security cover that physically protects ThinkPad users from malicious webcam snoopers.
MSI GE65 Raider
Featuring the latest RTX graphics and 9th Generation Intel Core i9 processor and Wi-Fi 6, the new MSI GE65 Raider can easily handle demanding AAA game titles. Its ultra-fast 240Hz IPS-level thin bezel display ensures sharp and clear images in a compact form factor, and the new two-toned mesh design at the underside of the unit, inspired by a dragon theme, provides better ventilation and prevents hot air from recirculating.
“We continue to work closely with our partners to deliver intelligent edge solutions that enhance work and life experiences. The breadth of new PCs, IoT devices and IoT solutions on display at Computex, along with future ecosystem innovations will drive growth and business transformation for partners and customers,” said Nick Parker, CVP, Consumer and Device Sales, Microsof
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