HP prepares for Windows 10 release
HP has chosen to design its 2015 computers with Windows 10 in mind. While they are not allowed to outfit currently shipping models with Microsoft's latest operating system, they will all be eligible for a free upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 once the latest offering releases. All 2015 models purchased after July 29th will ship with Windows 10 automatically.
HP has also been working closely with both Microsoft and hardware manufacturers to ensure that there will be full driver support when the latest version of Windows releases in July. Customers looking to upgrade on or after July 29th will have the option to enlist help from the HP Smartfriend experts to help complete the process. A lot of the newest laptops coming from HP will sport features specifically included for use with Windows 10. For convertibles, the Pavilion x360, Envy x360, and Spectre x360 will come with dual-array microphones for Cortana, and the EliteBook 1020 Folio will be outfitted with the new technology as well.
The Pavilion, Envy, and Omen are HP's notebooks releasing with the new microphones and will also have the ability to stream Xbox One games for an enhanced gaming experience. The EliteDesk 800 desktop will support HP BIOSphere for better security and will come with high DPI scaling for 4k displays. The scaling capabilities will also be a feature of the Zbook 14/15u. Continuum is an interesting element similar to Apple's Handoff, and the Elite x2 10112-in-1 device will support this, acting as a wireless dock to allow for movement between an office setting and job site. As HP embraces Windows 10's upcoming release, it is likely that other manufacturers will follow suit with July 29th approaching so rapidly.