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Microsoft, Porsche Design Working On Windows 10 Convertible Coming Later This Year

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Microsoft took the stage at Computex 2016 and talked at length about the new features packed in the Windows Anniversary Update, and more.

The company explained what is expected out of the Windows Holographic shared platform, an ecosystem where augmented reality and virtual reality will play nice with each other, following Microsoft's ambition of creating "mixed reality."

Before the OEM went into specifics about the way HoloLens will shape the future, it showcased a new two-in-one device that should tap into the new features of the upcoming update.

The corporate vice president of Microsoft's OEM division, Nick Parker, went onstage and detailed his company's involvement in the development of recent gadgets such as the Dell Inspiron 7000 and the Asus ZenBook 3. We covered the new line of Windows 10-carrying Dell laptops in a previous coverage that you can read here.

Parker dabbled into details about the new two-in-one device featuring Porsche Design. He noted that a local Taiwanese hardware partner will be involved in the manufacturing the convertible. From the little details that we gathered, the device will be equipped with a 13.3-inch screen and an Intel processor.

An ultra-fast USB Type-C will charge the device, which also ships with a stylus. The accessory should be helpful, as rumors hint at a slew of new Windows Ink features being in tow. Not only is the tablet-PC is the first Porsche Design to come with Windows 10, but the device will come with Windows Anniversary Update pre-installed.

The device did not stay on stage long enough for the press to get a good look at it. Until more information permeates the media, we will have to make do with a couple of renders of the convertible.

Attentive users might recognize Porsche Design as the creator of the LaCie storage devices. A special mention goes to another product from the enterprise, a beastly looking sound bar that is built using a Porsche 911 GT3 car muffler. It is as awesome as it sounds, but the sad news is that it comes with a $3,000 price tag attached.

Parker mentioned that the convertible will be ready for launch this winter, and we will keep you posted as soon as we find out more.

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