Windows 10 Insider Preview 16278 Available to Download and Install

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More specifically, the main goal is to complete the Fall Creators Update with the new Windows 10 Inside Preview 16278. Below is a summary of all the new things Microsoft confirmed for the Fall Creators Update release.

The list of new devices includes new devices such as Lenovo Yoga 920, Acer Switch 7 Black Edition, Dell Inspiron 7000, Lenovo Miix 520, HP ProBook 430 G4, and Dell Latitude 12 7285. Inputs will also change, with support for eye-tracking and the ability to more widely and more easily use digital pens.

"We are coming up on our fourth major update to Windows 10, and our mission with these updates is to create a platform that inspires your creativity", Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group told IFA in Berlin.

Asus' Mixed Reality headset is set for the spring 2018 release, and it will be priced at $535.

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That's the difficulty with nailing down anything about Windows Mixed Reality at the moment - it covers the whole gamut of virtual reality headsets and augmented reality devices like the Hololens.

Improved Game Mode - let your games use the full processing power of your PC as if it was an Xbox.

Lastly, with the Fall Creators Update, we are enabling you to immerse yourself in a new reality, the world of Windows Mixed Reality. Furthermore, the fact that Microsoft is dedicating so much time and resources towards virtual reality should finally present some suitable competition for Oculus Rift which, while primarily associated with gaming, does have its own commercial applications. You're looking at $350 for just the headset, or $450 for a bundle with the motion controllers.

The update will be rolled out over a number of months, as Microsoft upgrades Windows 10 machines in phases. In addition to software written for Microsoft's Mixed Reality API, they will also support the SteamVR platform, so a library of suitable games should materialize soon. That may sound impossible but there's one caveat: On iOS and Android the feature is powered by SwiftKey (that's the keyboard app Microsoft acquired for $250 million last year), so you'll need to have that app installed in order to use the feature.

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