Microsoft debunks the Windows 10 Ultra myth once and for all

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Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise are that platform’s primary editions.

However, there has been some recent speculation that Microsoft was about to release a new Windows 10 Ultra edition with Dell 2-in-1 laptops.

However, Microsoft has now made it clear that there is no such thing as Windows 10 Ultra.

The PC World editor, Mr. Hachman, has revealed that he asked Ms. Soanes, a Microsoft corporate vice president, to shed further light on Windows 10 Ultra at Computex. Ms. Soanes stated:

That’s created some confusion… There’s no special Ultra [edition], or anything different. It doesn’t exist.”

Microsoft has also informed Neowin that there’s no such thing as Windows 10 Ultra.

Windows 10 Ultra is nothing but a myth

Neowin initially sparked rumors about Windows 10 Ultra in articles about the upcoming XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop. Those XPS articles claimed that Dell’s new laptop would come with Windows 10 Ultra.

Such rumors were based on unreliable specific sheets for the Dell XPS laptop that mentioned a Windows 10 Ultra edition.

Thurrot’s Mr. Thurrot also stated that Win 10 Ultra was originally known as Windows 10 Advanced. It was speculated that Win 10 Ultra would be a revamped Home edition. The rumor mill suggested that Ultra would support high-end chipsets.

There is, however, still such a thing as the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop (based on Win 10 Home). Dell showed off that laptop at Computex 2019.

That is a 13.4-inch laptop with 4K display resolution, 9th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, and 32 GB RAM. Dell has not provided any specific pricing or release date details for the XPS laptop just yet.

So, do not expect the Dell XPS 13 to come with Windows 10 Ultra. Nevertheless, some are still convinced that Microsoft is still planning to release a higher-end Win 10 Home edition with an alternative title.


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