Hardware Technologies That We Are Impressed With In Windows 10
The arrival of Windows 10 this year has brought in more fun, wire-free and convenient computing in the world of personal computers. There are various new attributes for handling hardware in an easier manner, which were not available in Windows-based PCs earlier. For instance, Chromebook Pixel from Google and Apple’s MacBook have come out with Type C USB ports.
They also come with related reversible cables that will soon also be available for Windows-based personal computers. The new feature called “Windows Hello” would enable users to get a Windows 10 device unlocked by identifying the user’s fingerprints or his/her face. The feature could help in bringing more sensors and 3D cameras to personal computers.
The availability of latest hardware would improve the battery life of the personal computers. Its high-utility wireless features could make PCs free from clutter otherwise caused by cords. If you already were a user of Windows 8 or 7, then this new version would have been offered to you as a free upgrade. However, if you have made up your mind to purchase a new personal computer, then look out for some of the new features mentioned below:
USB 3.1 and Type C
Type-C USB ports are expected to become a mainstream feature in the personal computers shipped with Windows 10. These ports are regarded as multifaceted by many and could be used for a variety of functions such as recharging your laptops, and getting your PCs connected to printers, external storage drives, cameras, monitors, and several other peripherals.
There is a lot of excitement in respect to the Type-C cable. It would feature a connector that is identical on its both ends. The rate of data transfer by using the USB 3.1 protocol would be much faster for the personal computers. However, at present the Type-C USB ports in Chromebook Pixel and MacBook’s data transfer date would be similar to that of USB 3.0. However, shipments of desktop motherboards that support USB 3.1 have already started.
One of the key goals of Microsoft through Windows 10 is to do away with the use of passwords. It aims to achieve the same through new techniques such as iris, fingerprints and face authentication. Laptops that feature RealSense 3D camera from Intel would now have an ability to recognize human faces and deploy the ability for allowing users to log in to Windows. In the first lot, these cameras are available in a handful of PCs and tablets.
However, the upcoming camera version that could be made available in personal computers with Windows 10 is expected to perform even better with respect to taking selfies, recognizing objects and measure distances.
Windows 10 Operating System has a new feature that makes it distinct from Windows 8. It is an ability to switch seamlessly between PC and tablet user interfaces. It was made possible through the sensors equipped with an ability to detect where and how a laptop is positioned. Microsoft has also claimed that Windows 10 based devices would have a capability to measure temperature, levels of carbon dioxide and environmental pressure. However it is not certain yet whether the personal computers would be carrying the related and essential sensors.
It has been Microsoft’s decision to tune Windows 10 to operate well with Intel’s Skylake (Core chips code) that is expected to improve the quality of graphics, as well as, applications. It could also improve the battery life for laptops. Skylake is an effective platform to make the laptops free from clutter of wires. The Core M processors are tipped to be the first chips from Skylake for low-power laptops and tablets. Chips for desktops and laptops would soon follow it.
Intel has always desired to offer laptops that are free from wires. To achieve its dream, the company is about to bring a new technology for wireless charging to laptops that would not require the users to carry heavy power bricks. Getting your laptop charged would become as easy as putting it on a surface like a table.
Intel has always aimed to make wireless charging to be available everywhere similar to Wi-Fi. It has also been into discussion with cafes, airports and other business houses about the installation of wireless charging surfaces and tables for its customers. However, the technology may become practical only after some years from now. Meanwhile, you can try renting out a device with Windows 10 and experience all its new hardware technologies.