Windows 10 powers over 400 million devices and has seen more than 197 billion hours of use to date (that’s 224,885 centuries, in case you were wondering), and those numbers will rise thanks to a host of brand new Windows 10 devices unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
From 2-in-1 convertibles to super-tough rugged tablets designed to take the hardest of knocks, here’s a summary of all the Windows 10 device news from the world’s largest mobile industry gathering:
Porsche Design Book One
Porsche’s new convertible is sleek, shiny, and beautiful, and you won’t need any fuel to take it for a spin either.
The precision-made 2-in-1 convertible laptop features innovative hinges (based on a car gearbox) which ensure a smooth, solid transition from laptop to tablet when fully rotated, and its sharp 3K QHD+ display can be fully detached for even more flexibility. It also has a magnetically attachable pressure-sensitive pen, which shares the main device’s sleek Porsche design DNA.
Its slim profile doesn’t mean it’s cutting back on power either. Beneath its 7.7mm screen housing lies the latest 7th Gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, along with enough battery life for up to 14 hours of use.
HP Pro x2
HP’s new Pro x2 is aimed at mobile professionals and offers an array of versatile features to ensure its flexible in a variety of work environments.
It can be configured with a choice of the latest 7th generation Intel processors and has a built-in kickstand for comfortable note-taking and drawing with the included HP Active Wacom Pen, or typing with the magnetically connected keyboard.
It’s well suited for industry work too, thanks to a built-in smart card reader and fingerprint scanner, along with a removable back cover which provides easy access to the removable SSD.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-33
Panasonic’s rugged Toughbook range has always stood out, thanks to its ability to survive in temperatures and conditions that would leave regular laptops and tablets in serious trouble.
Available as a 2-in-1 laptop or a single tablet, the Toughbook CF-33’s screen is bright enough to be viewed in direct sunlight, and can even be used in heavy rain, and recognises touch inputs even if gloves are worn.
It also features twin hot-swappable batteries, which allow users to extend the battery life mid-use, without having to shut it down.
Alcatel Plus 12
Alcatel’s 2-in-1 offering is one of the lightest 12inch devices on the market, weighing in at just under a kilogram.
Windows Hello fingerprint recognition is built in for fast, password-free sign-ins, and as with all the other 2-in-1 devices here, annotations and notes can be made with a stylus, using Windows Ink.
4G connectivity is also included, allowing users to stay connected even when they’re out of Wi-Fi range.
Samsung Galaxy Book
Samsung’s announcement of an expanded strategic partnership with Microsoft to help professionals use digital technology to work anywhere was marked with the reveal of the Galaxy Book – a premium 2-in-1 Windows 10 device with a 12in touchscreen which supports Windows Ink functionality, thanks to the bundles S Pen stylus.
A 7th generation Intel Core processor, up to 10 hours of battery life and improved Samsung Flow functionality – for improved syncing with Samsung smartphones – round off the spec sheet.
Lenovo Yoga 720, 520 and Miix 320
Lenovo unveiled a trio of devices in Barcelona, starting with the Yoga 720 and 520 – both 2-in-1 devices available in 13in, 14in and 15in models, with the 720 version packing blazing-fast specs, thanks to the latest 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor and a discrete Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card.
The Miix 320 offers a more lightweight solution, thanks to its smaller 10.1in Full HD display.