The best devices compatible with the Windows 10 Creators Update OS
The Windows 10 Creators Update OS lets users unleash their creative potential. This new OS revolves around 3D, allowing users to better express their creativity.
At the same time, the new Creators Update features make the Windows OS more autonomous, reducing the need for third-party solutions. You’ve got everything that you need in one place. For more information about the new features and improvements, you can check out the Windows 10 Creators Update changelog.
However, before installing the Creators Update, make sure that your device is compatible with the OS.
Best Windows 10 Creators Update-compatible devices
The Dell Canvas
The Dell Canvas is a 27-inch QHD smart workspace that offers content creators and designers the perfect support to create, communicate and express ideas with touch, digital pen, or dials. This device really takes drawing to the next level.
The Dell Canvas also incorporates software solutions from well-known partners such as Adobe, Autodesk, AVID, SolidWorks and many more in order to allow users to unleash their creative genius.
You can buy the Dell Canvas for $1,799.
The Surface Studio
The Surface Studio is the ultimate graphic designing tool. Microsoft really hopes that the Creators Update OS and Surface Studio combo will make 3D modelling mainstream.
The Surface Studio is equipped with a 28-inch, 12.5 mm thick 4500×3000 screen. Pixel density is breathtaking — 13.5 million pixels. The screen is touch-enabled, allowing users to use a pen to interact with it.
The device also comes with is own brand new Studio mode. This mode gives users the impression of an actual workboard, and is perfect for drawing, sketching, and other graphical work.
You can buy the Surface Studio for $2,999.00 from the Microsoft Store.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 convertible
The ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 is an elegant and versatile convertible that offers a 360°-rotatable display. This ultra-thin and ultra-light device can power you for up to12 hours. The ZenBook Flip is crafted from solid aluminum, and it’s ultra-portable: it’s 13.9mm thin, weighing just 1.3kg.
The device comes with a FHD or QHD+ display, and optional Windows Hello fingerprint reader. It has a very friendly price tag of $700, which won’t break the bank.
You can buy the ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 for $499.00 from the Microsoft Store.
The Surface Pro 4
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 doesn’t need any introduction. The device can be described as a powerful, ultrathin laptop — or a beautiful tablet that can stand on its own. If you need a device capable of powering you through the day, you can rely on the Surface Pro 4 and its 9-hour battery life.
You can unleash your creativity and write and draw directly on the stunning 12.3-inch PixelSense display. If you’re curios to see what it’s like to draw on the Surface Pro 4, check out the video below:
The Lenovo Miix 720
The Lenovo Miix 720 is equipped with a 12-inch display with Gorilla Glass protection and a resolution of 2880 x 1920, similar to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4. This 2-in-1 detachable is powered by Intel’s Kaby Lake powerful processor, and includes an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. With a 41WHr battery, the Miix 720 can power you for up to 8 hours.
The Lenovo Miix 720 can be paired with the $59.99 Lenovo Active Pen 2, a tool that provides a writing/drawing experience as though you were creating directly on paper.
The ASUS ROG Strix GL502
If you want to test out the Creators Update’s gaming potential, install the OS on the ASUS ROG Strix GL502 gaming laptop. This a powerful, lightweight VR ready gaming laptop will definitely impress you.
It’s equipped with the latest hardware that can power it through heavy gaming or multitasking, and the display can be seen clearly up to 160 degree. NVIDIA G-SYNC perfectly synchronizes the display refresh rates to the GPU, eliminating screen tearing, stutter and input lag.
You can buy the ASUS ROG Strix GL502 laptop for $1,399.00 from Microsoft.
The Dell Alienware 15 R3 laptop
Alienware 15 R3 is a great laptop for you to test the Beam and Game Mode features in the Windows 10 Creators Update. You’ll experience amazing visuals thanks to the VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series and 15.6-inch Full HD display.
You can buy the Alienware 15 R3 starting from $1,199.00 from Dell.
The Acer Spin 7 convertible
The Spin 7 laptop is 0.43 inches thin and weighs 2.6 pounds. The 14-inch FHD IPS Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen display with a narrow bezel makes the Spin 7 convertible perfect for drawing with Windows Ink.
Acer’s 360° convert hinge provides 4 modes for you to work on your Spin 7 laptop. Start drawing when you feel inspired and place the device in whatever mode is more comfortable.
You can buy the Acer Spin 7 for $1,299.00 from the official Acer website.
The HP EliteBook x360
The HP EliteBook x360 is a monster in terms of battery life. This Creators Update-compatible laptop can power your creation needs for up to 16 hours. The device is optimized for Windows Ink and comes equipped with a full-size Wacom pen and digitizer.
The HP EliteBook x360 features a 13.3 inch UHD screen capable of rendering 4K images and is powered by a Kaby Lake processor providing top notch processing power.
You can buy the HP EliteBook x360 for $1,579.00 from HP’s online store.
The Lenovo Yoga Book
The Lenovo Yoga Book is the world’s slimmest and lightest tablet. The device includes a Wacom dual-use stylus that writes both on paper and screen. Real ink tips are also available, so users can write on pieces of paper that cover the multi-use keyboard panel. You can doodle, draw or take notes —the information is instantly digitized and saved on Microsoft OneNote.
You can buy the Lenovo Yoga Book for $549.99 from Lenovo’s online store.
The Toshiba Portege X20W
If you often use your notebook or tablet to take notes, then the Toshiba Portege X20W is the perfect choice for you. Toshiba’s TruPen Wacom Feel technology can detect 2,048 levels of pressure, allowing you to quickly take notes, draw on web pages in Microsoft Edge, and more.
You can buy the Toshiba Portege X20W for $1,199.00 from the Microsoft Store.
The Dell XPS 13
The Dell XPS 13 is the perfect tool to set your ideas into motion with the magic of Windows Ink. The best part is that you don’t even have to log in to capture notes.
The Dell XPS 13 allows users to pair ink with Office and start editing. The device comes with an optional Dell Active Pen, offering a natural handwriting experience. Features like quick response, optimized pen tip materials and palm rejection make the pen feel close to writing on standard paper.
You can buy the Dell XPS 13 starting from $999.00 from Dell’s online shop.
We’re sure that more manufacturers will design new Windows 10 Creators Update-compatible devices once the OS becomes available for the general public. We promise you to update this list when this happens.
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