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HP Envy x2 2-in-1 Windows PC with Snapdragon 835 promises up to 20 hours battery life

HP has been offering Envy x2 tablets with detachable keyboards for a few years, but the company’s new Envy x2 model is the first to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor rather than an Intel chip. Among other things, that means the new HP Envy x2 will be thinner and lighter than its predecessors. But […]

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Surface Laptop owners can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free through March, 2018

Windows 10 S is basically a stripped down version of Windows 10 Pro designed with educators and students in mind. While it’s easiest to think of what the operating system doesn’t let you do (like installing apps from sources other than the Windows Store or changing the default web browser), it also has a bunch […]

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Windows Insider Preview updates: Windows 10 S joins the program, Redstone 4 previews coming soon

Another week, another preview build of Windows 10 pushed out to members of the Windows Insider Preview program. But there are a few noteworthy things about Build 16273. At first glance, this update looks kind of boring: there are a bunch of bug fixes but no major new features. The reason is the interesting part: […]

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Asus launches VivoBook W202 notebook with Windows 10 S (or Home… or Pro)

Windows 10 S is kind of Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Chrome OS: it’s a light-weight operating system that can run on entry-level or high-end hardware that puts an emphasis on security and ease-of-use rather than support for the widest possible range of third-party applications. One key difference between Windows 10 S and Chrome OS? You […]

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Switching from Windows 10 S to Pro isn’t totally one-way after all

Microsoft’s Windows 10 S operating system has many of the features available in Windows 10 Pro. But Microsoft says Windows 10 S offers tighter security, better battery life, and simpler management tools for educators or businesses working with a large group of computers. On the other hand, Windows 10 S can only run apps downloaded […]

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Microsoft Office is now available from the Windows Store (for Surface Laptop users)

As promised, Microsoft has brought its Office suite of applications to the Windows Store. You can now get the full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other applications through Microsoft’s app store… but there’s one small catch. Right now you can only do that if you have a Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S. […]

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Computex: Windows 10 S notebooks from Asus, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, and HP on display

Some of the first laptops expected to ship with Microsoft’s stripped-down version of Windows are on display at the Computex show in Taiwan this week. Tech blogger Roland Quandt spotted at least 5 different notebooks running Windows 10 S. For the most part, these look like budget laptops, which makes sense, since developed Windows 10 […]