This week on 10Alert: At Computex 2016, the largest technology trade show in Asia, not only Intel and AMD unveiled new advances on processors and computer graphics, but it was also an opportunity for many companies to show off new devices.
Asus was perhaps the company that stole the show by introducing beautiful and powerful new Windows 10 devices, including the ZenBook 3, a device that looks pretty much like a MacBook, but it’s 18 percent thinner and features narrow bezel.
Then the company also introduced the Transformer 3 Pro, a tablet that looks as stylish and professional as the Surface Pro 4. The Asus Transformer 3, a perfect iPad replacement to consume content, and the Transformer Mini, another 2-in-1 devices with aluminum body, fingerprint reader, and USB Type-C.
Acer was another manufacturer unveiling a number of devices, but the company for this year is choosing economy over style. At Computex 2016, Acer introduced four new budget Windows 10 devices, including the Switch V 10 and the Switch One 10, which are two 2-in-1 convertibles, and the Acer TravelMate P2 laptops.
Acer also introduced a new stunning 32-inch monitor that offers 4K resolutions with ZeroFrame design reducing the bezel size to nearly zero.
Digital Storm, a company that build custom desktop computers, launched the Aura 34-inch All-in-One gaming PC, which packs Intel’s latest Broadwell-E Core i7 processor featuring 10 cores and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. In short, this is the most powerful All-in-One you’ll find today.
Dell didn’t unveil new XPS laptops, but the company introduced its new line of Inspiron Windows 10 PCs, and revealed the world’s first 17-inch 2-in-1 device.
At Computex 2016, MouseComputer also announced two new accessories to bring Windows Hello to old computers running Windows 10. And HP launched the Deskjet 3755, the world’s smallest all-in-one printer with a sleek design for only $70.
This week, Microsoft Band 2 gets its price reduced again. Currently you can get the fitness tracker for $175 at the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, and Amazon.
On a related news, the Microsoft Band 2 gets Cortana integration for Android through a new update for the Health app.
If you have been waiting for a good opportunity to get a new Xbox One, now it’s probably the time, as Microsoft has recently reduced the price for the base model to $299. However, the price reduction appears just days before the company is rumored to launch the new slim Xbox One, alongside two new Xbox streaming devices.
On another related news, currently there is a promotional offer at the Microsoft Store and Amazon, where you can get a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership digital code for only $40 (save $20). Keep in mind that this is a limited time offer, as such you must act fast.
Also this week, Viber released its Universal app for Windows 10 with all the new features you know and love in your mobile device.
Microsoft also launched its Outlook watch face for Android Wear to help you stay on top of your daily events and emails.
Early version of the new Skype app for Windows 10 Mobile leaks onto the web, and if you want to give it a try, here I showed you how.
Windows 10 Mobile build 14356 rolled out to Insiders enabling notifications sync to your PC, and the ability for Cortana to easily send photos from your phone to your PC with a simple voice command, and of course, the preview also includes a bunch of new fixes.
Now that you can get phone notifications on your PC, this week I published a new guide to help you choose what type of phone notifications you want to receive on your PC or how to disable all push notifications.
If you’re still using Windows 7, you can’t miss the new how-to guide I added this week to help you to easily integrate the Convenience Rollup update into a Windows 7 ISO file to speed up the installation of the operating system with the latest updates.
Finally, if you’re a Surface Pro 3 owner, you can now download the recovery image for the tablet with Windows 10, which will speed up the process when you need to recover your device.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.