Windows 10 PCs, Tablets, Hybrids Take MWC Spotlight
Microsoft partners debuted laptops and hybrids designed for Windows 10 during Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.
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Mobile World Congress (MWC), held February 22-25 in Barcelona, is one of the major hotspots for mobile product announcements and new tech updates.
Smartphones, of course, make up a big chunk of MWC news. LG is attempting a modular design with its new LG G5 smartphone. Samsung debuted its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which are both premium smartphones but appear to lack the the wow-factor that would sway picky shoppers.
Phones aside, laptops and 2-in-1 devices made plenty of noise during the event. The devices released could bring some life to the struggling PC market, which has declined 10.6% year-over-year, as indicated in research published in January 2016.
It has been suggested that Windows 10 could make a positive difference for PC progress. Several of the laptops, tablets, hybrids, and smartphones launched at this year's event have been designed to run Microsoft's new OS, and it'll be interesting to see how consumers and businesses respond.
We've been seeing a slow and steady growth of Windows 10 devices on the market since Microsoft released the OS last summer. They had an especially strong presence at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where Acer and Samsung were among the companies launching Windows 10 devices.
Tech giants including Huawei, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, and Alcatel arrived in Barcelona with computers running Windows 10. All are fairly lightweight and lend themselves to mobile productivity. What's new in laptops and hybrids this year? Let's take a closer look.
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Kelly Sheridan is Associate Editor at Dark Reading. She started her career in business tech journalism at Insurance & Technology and most recently reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft and business IT. Sheridan earned her BA at Villanova University. View Full Bio
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