Ever since Windows 10 was announced early last year, Microsoft’s focus has shifted heavily toward the software side of its business. We’ve been too focused on Start menus, Edge browsers and Xbox One game streaming to pay much attention to the hardware that will actually run the OS, which is why Microsoft rearranged its priorities at Computex this week.
During their time at the Computex technology trade show in Taipei, the team members at Microsoft not only highlighted machines that would function especially well after being upgraded to Windows 10, but also showcased a few new laptops, desktops, all-in-ones and tablets launching later this year.
First up was the Acer Aspire Z3-710, “a powerful all-in-one with enhanced audio and 10-point capacitive multi touch.” Microsoft also showed off the ASUS T100 HA 2-in-1, which features a detachable keyboard and 14 hours of battery life. Another ASUS device, the Zen AIO 240, will be tempting for gamers who want an I7 CPU, GT6960M graphics, a 3D camera and a 6-speaker stereo sound system.
Dell also made an appearance with an updated XPS 15, “designed with the same virtually borderless InfinityEdge display as the XPS 13.” HP and Toshiba rounded out the showcase with 2-in-1s and tablets of their own.
Now you know why we think Windows PCs could finally become exciting again this year.