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New Surface device that runs Windows Cloud — Microsoft rumor

New Surface device that runs Windows Cloud — Microsoft rumor

It's rumored that the company will be debuting a new kind of PC at its education-focused event on May 2: an low-cost computer created to primarily run apps from the cloud, a device that will finally directly respond the rapid rise of Chromebooks.

An education-focused Microsoft hardware event is scheduled to happen on May 2. The question is whether Microsoft sticks to the traditional educational tablets and laptops that have been selling like hot cakes a couple of years back or will it bring to the table something new that no one has. For instance, users may not be able run apps that aren't available in the Windows Store.

"Starting with the April 2017 Cumulative Update release, devices with an AMD Carrizo DDR4 processor running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 might start to receive a message that the processor is not supported with those versions of Windows".

Microsoft is a giant of a company. Windows Cloud is nothing but the special edition of the Windows 10. Even Apple locked horns against Microsoft's Surface range line when it launched the iPad Pro. The hurdle to mass adoption has been prices.

While Windows 10 can run on this type of devices, it is usually limited by the hardware requirement it poses. We believe this could be the ideal opportunity to launch a Windows Cloud device. Because of that, devices running on Windows 10 Cloud will be much cheaper. It would certainly have some limitations compared to a full-fledged version of Windows 10.

Microsoft is widely expected reveal a new laptop in a few weeks, which would be more robust than a Surface but not as fancy as a Surface Book. Older Windows apps wouldn't work on the thing. Most of what's new in Creators Update is aimed at creative professionals, gamers, and other users, and is visible as new apps and settings, such as the 3D Paint app, Game Mode, and enhanced privacy and security settings.

The roll-out was made public by Dona Sarkar, software engineer from Windows and Devices Group, who said Windows Insiders will notice that the build number and branch won't match the build released for PC. In fact, Acer already has a Chromebook competitor called the CloudBook - but we should start seeing a lot more of these devices coming out very soon as Microsoft and its partners get ready to take down Chromebooks. His concept was that one operation system would be dominating the mobile market.


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