Microsoft ushers in new era of Windows 10 devices


Microsoft unveiled new Surface, Surface Pro, Lumia and Microsoft Band devices. The new devices include fast and secured login with Windows Hello, new Cortana updates, improved touch and pen experiences on Surface and Continuum for phones. Microsoft also shared new gaming experiences from Xbox and new details on Microsoft HoloLens, the first fully untethered holographic computer.

“With Windows 10 and these new Microsoft devices, you are at the center of magical new experiences,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “We’re moving people from needing to choosing to loving Windows, and these devices promise to fuel even more enthusiasm and opportunity for the entire Windows ecosystem.”

Microsoft launched the new Surface Book. It combines the power of 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors with up to 12 hours of battery life. The 13.5-inch showcases PixelSense Display which delivers a high-contrast 267 dpi display. The screen can be detached so it can serve as a clipboard for sketching and taking notes.

The Surface Pro 4 is currently the thinnest, lightest and most powerful tablet in the market. At only 8.4 mm thin, it features a 12.3-inch PixelSense Display and 6th Generation Intel® Core™, Core™ i5, and Core™ i7 processors. The new Surface Pro 4 Type Cover takes Surface Pro 4 from tablet to laptop in an instant and features a redesigned mechanical keyboard with optimal key spacing for fast and fluid typing. It also comes with an optional fingerprint reader for optimal security. The redesigned Surface Pen packs 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, letting you write, draw and mark documents with precision ink on one end and an eraser on the other.

The company also released Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Built with Continuum capability for phones enhanced by the new Microsoft Display Dock accessory, connect the phone to a monitor and transform it for larger-screen entertainment, or add a keyboard and mouse to work like a PC with Windows 10 apps like Microsoft Office. Take professional level of photographs with its PureView cameras featuring 20-megapixel sensors, triple LED natural flash and 4K video capture.

Microsoft Band 2 is the latest fitness wearable designed to help you live healthier and achieve more. While wearing the band, Cortana enables you to reply to texts or set reminders with just a touch of a button. It also serves as an optical heart rate monitor and onboard GPS.

The new Xbox One experience will launch next month. Xbox One Backward Compatibility lets you play your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One for free with 100 games at launch and hundreds more in the months ahead. Backward-compatible Xbox 360 games will also be playable on Windows 10 through game streaming from Xbox One to Windows 1010. Games like “Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider,” “Forza Motorsport 6,” and “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” cement this holiday as the greatest lineup in Xbox history.