Microsoft’s reported work on a stripped down version of Windows for dual-screen devices and Chromebook competitors has some fresh rumours. The new software is internally called Windows Lite, and it should be compatible with dual-screen laptops and possibly foldable displays as well. According to a new report, Microsoft is working on a new Composable Shell (C-Shell) and Windows Core OS for the new software. Windows Core OS is reported to be a more modular version of Windows Shell used on Windows 10.
The Verge reports that Windows Lite will be a more pared down version of Windows 10, with fewer features and may also have the ability to run apps from Microsoft Store and progressive web apps (PWA’s). While its built keeping dual-screens in mind, it also looks to enable low-tier PC segment that will give competition to Google’s Chromebook product line. To recall, work on Windows Lite has been reported for a while, said to be an evolution of Windows Core OS.
The interface of the new Windows Lite will be similar to Windows, but it will reportedly be a blend of “what Microsoft does with its Surface Hub shell and the limited functionality of its Windows Phone Continuum user interface.” The new shell was first leaked on Windows 10 Mobile to bring some existing Windows 10 components to the handheld devices. Further, it is touted to be an “adaptive shell” to let developers scale Windows 10 to any form – even on a foldable device.
The report also says that the first device with Windows Lite may launch as soon as later this year, depending on chip and PC makers readiness. Intel has also been forcing PC makers to make this new hardware category, and Microsoft has also been reported earlier to be working on a courier-style foldable note-taking tablet with stylus. The software is called Windows Lite internally, and it could launch commercially under a new name. Microsoft may outline beginning strategies of Windows Lite at the Build Conference in May.
5 Affordable Laptops That Are Great for Working From Home
The ongoing pandemic has pushed nearly all of us to work from our homes to ensure our as well as the safety of our loved ones. We’ve handpicked some great affordable laptops that can help you get your work done. These are some of the finest affordable laptops you can buy with 10th generation Intel…
The ongoing pandemic has pushed nearly all of us to work from our homes to ensure our as well as the safety of our loved ones. We’ve handpicked some great affordable laptops that can help you get your work done. These are some of the finest affordable laptops you can buy with 10th generation Intel Core i3 processors for working from home. These laptops are powerful enough to get almost everything done — from editing large spreadsheets to making great videos.Dell 3593 InspironThe new Dell Inspiron 15 3593 is powered by Intel’s 10th generation Core i3 processor. The 10th generation Intel Core processors are powerful enough to help boost your productivity while offering the best-in-class features. The thin-and-light laptop features a 15.6-inch full-HD display with anti-glare coating. This ensures you don’t strain your eyes after spending a lot of time working on the laptop.Dell Inspiron 15 3593 comes with 4GB of RAM and 1TB of conventional hard drive, paired with 128GB of SSD storage. SSD-based storage ensures you’re able to access data much faster, fire up apps quickly, and also helps speed up the boot-up process.Buy nowHP 15s-du2099tuAnother decent option in this segment is the HP 15s-du2099tu laptop. It is also powered by Intel’s 10th generation Core i3 processor, supported by up to 8GB of DDR4-2666 SDRAM. More RAM means you’re able to run multiple apps at once, if you’re into multitasking while the powerful 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor with Turbo Boost technology offers top-notch performance that can accelerate processor and graphics throughput to help you get the maximum out of your machine.The HP 15s-du2099tu comes with a 15.6-inch full-HD SVA Anti-Glare Micro-edge WLED-backlit display. The large display offers an immersive experience, when while you’re watching movies or TV shows once you’re done with your work. You also get 1TB of storage and onboard Intel UHD graphics.Buy nowLenovo 7VIN Ideapad Slim 3If you’re eyeing a thin-and-light laptop, you should check out the new Lenovo 7VIN Ideapad Slim 3 laptop. It’s a great laptop for young professionals who’re working from home. It’s powered by the 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor that offers amazing performance.For those who work on photos or videos, the 15.6-inch full-HD display with an anti-glare coating is just perfect. The display is immersive for watching videos or editing photos. Lenovo 7VIN Ideapad Slim 3 laptop comes with 4GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, and 512GB of SSD storage.Buy nowAsus VivoBook 15 UltrabookCompact laptops are ideal for those who prefer a smaller form factor, something that ideal for both working from home or remotely while travelling. Asus VivoBook 15 Ultrabook (X512FA-EJ361T) is powered by Intel’s 10th generation Core i3 processor.The NanoEdge display design makes the laptop look highly futuristic. It comes with a 15.6-inch full-HD frameless four-sided NanoEdge display and a backlit keyboard. That’s not all, it also comes with an HD camera for all your video-calling needs and support for high-speed Wi-Fi 5.Buy nowAcer Aspire 3 A315-56Acer’s Aspire 3 A315-56 is also a great Windows 10-based laptop that’s ideal for young professionals trying to work from home. It is powered by the 10th generation Intel Core processor while the graphics are handled by the onboard Intel HD 620 that supports up to 4K resolution.This laptop is ideal for those who’re looking for a machine with much longer battery life. It can last for up to 9.5 hours on a full charge. Asus Aspire 3 A315-56 comes with a 15.6-inch full-HD display with Acer’s ComfyView TFT display and up to 4GB of RAM.Buy nowWhere Can I Find More Such Laptops?These are some of the finest affordable laptops you can buy with 10th generation Intel Core i3 processors with Intel Turbo Boost for working from home. These laptops are powerful enough to get almost everything done — from editing large spreadsheets to making great videos. Visit your nearest Reliance Digital store for more options.
Honor Hunter V700 With 10th-Gen Intel Core CPUs, 144Hz Display, Up to GeForce RTX 2060 GPU Launched
Honor Hunter V700 has been launched in China as the Huawei sub-brand’s first gaming laptop, part of its new Hunter series. The Honor Hunter V700 will be offered in three configurations and a single colour option. The gaming laptop has some stylish design choices that make it stand out. The bottom panel opens up a…
Honor Hunter V700 has been launched in China as the Huawei sub-brand’s first gaming laptop, part of its new Hunter series. The Honor Hunter V700 will be offered in three configurations and a single colour option. The gaming laptop has some stylish design choices that make it stand out. The bottom panel opens up a little to let more air in when the laptop is opened. There is a light strip around the rear corners and the keyboard has RGB lighting as well.Honor Hunter V700 priceThe Honor Hunter V700 is listed on VMall in three configurations. The Core i5 + GeForce GTX 1660 Ti + 16GB + 512GB model is priced at CNY 7,499 (roughly Rs. 81,600), the Core i7 + GeForce RTX 2060 + 16GB + 512GB model is priced at CNY 8,499 (roughly Rs. 92,500) and lastly, the Core i7 + GeForce RTX 2060 + 16GB + 1TB variant is priced at CNY 9,999 (roughly Rs. 1.09 lakh). It comes in a single Magic Night Black (translated) colour option. The Honor Hunter V700 is currently up for pre-orders in the China.As of now, it is unclear if and when the Honor Hunter V700 will come to markets outside China.Honor Hunter V700 specificationsThe Hunter V700 by Honor comes with Windows 10 Home Edition pre-installed. It features a 16.1-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) IPS display with 144Hz refresh rate, 72 percent NTSC and 100 percent sRGB coverage. It has 300 nits of peak brightness and 81.1 percent screen-to-body ratio and standard 16:9 aspect ratio. The Honor Hunter V700 is powered by up to Intel 10th-generation Core i7-10750H CPU and up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with 6GB VRAM. In terms of RAM, the gaming laptop comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, clocked at 2,666MHz and can be equipped with up to a 1TB SSD.Audio on the Honor Hunter V700 is handled by two speakers and the battery is 56Wh. It supports fast charging and Honor says it can be charged to 60 percent in 30 minutes. For connectivity, you get dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, a USB Type-C port, an HDMI port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. You also get a 720p webcam for video calls and a fingerprint scanner for quick logins. In terms of dimensions, the Honor Hunter V700 measures 369.7x253x19.9mm and weighs 2.45kg.Talking about the aesthetics, you get a keyboard with RGB backlighting, a multi-touch trackpad, a light strip around the back corners, and a slim grill above the keyboard. The bezels around the display are relatively thick that give ample space to house the webcam above the screen.Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
Acer Predator Helios 300, Predator Triton 300 Refreshed With 10th Gen Intel Processors in India
Acer Predator Helios 300 and Acer Predator Triton 300 gaming laptop models have been refreshed with a range of 10th Gen Intel Core processors in India. The laptop models can be equipped with up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphic cards and up to 240Hz refresh rate displays. Acer has made some improvements in…
Acer Predator Helios 300 and Acer Predator Triton 300 gaming laptop models have been refreshed with a range of 10th Gen Intel Core processors in India. The laptop models can be equipped with up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphic cards and up to 240Hz refresh rate displays. Acer has made some improvements in the cooling department as well, along with some other changes compared to the previous generation laptops. The refreshed Acer Predator Helios 300 and Acer Predator Triton 300 were originally released in the US and other regions back in June.Acer Predator Helios 300, Acer Predator Triton 300: Price in IndiaThe Acer Predator Helios 300 starts at Rs. 84,999. The Predator Triton 300 starts at Rs. 89,999 and this configuration includes Core i5-10300H CPU + Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics card + 8GB RAM + 512GB storage. The two models are available at Acer Exclusive Stores, Flipkart, Amazon, Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, and Acer E-store.Acer Predator Helios 300 specifications, featuresThe Predator Helios 300 by Acer comes with Windows 10 pre-installed. It features a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display up to 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms overdrive. It is powered by up to a six core and 12 thread 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card with Max-Q design. It can be equipped with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 2,933MHz and two PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration along with up to 2TB hard disk drive for mass storage. For connectivity, you get Killer’s E26001 Ethernet Controller, Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i, Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2), and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power-off charging. This laptop is backed by a 59Whr battery.The Acer Predator Helios 300 supports DTS:X Ultra Audio and delivers “high-end 360-degree surround sound”. The thermals are kept in check by two fans, one of which is a custom-designed 4th generation AeroBlade 3D fan that is said to reduce noise while increasing airflow. The fans can be manually adjusted as well through Acer CoolBoost.Acer Predator Triton 300 specifications, featuresThe Predator Triton 300 also features a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display with 3ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate. The display also covers 100 percent of the sRGB color space. The Triton 300 is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processor and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card with Max-Q design. It supports up to 32GB of RAM using two soDIMM modules and up to 3TB SSD through three M.2 SSD slots. It also supports HDMI 2.0, mini-DP 1.4, and USB 3.2 Type-C connectivity. The Acer Predator Triton 300 comes with Killer DoubleShot Pro card as well. Other connectivity options include two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2), and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power-off charging.It is backed by a 59Whr battery as well. There are three heat pipes in this gaming laptop and two fans. One of them is a 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D metal fan that provides improved airflow. Acer’s CoolBoost technology is present here as well. Acer says the Predator Triton 300 also is 19.9mm thick and weighs just 1.7kg.Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.