Windows 10 China Government Edition, New Surface Pro with Fastest Digital Pen Unveiled

Microsoft introduces next generation of Surface Pro, digital pen, Windows 10 China Government Edition, HoloLens, Project Scorpio, Fast, fluid and expressive ink and Whiteboard.

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At an event in Shanghai, China, Microsoft has announced Windows 10 China Government Edition, a joint venture of CETC, Microsoft and CMIT, developed specially for China government customers.

Lenovo, becomes the first OEM partners to preinstall Windows 10 China Government Edition.

The Windows 10 China Government Edition, since based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, will use many of its already included security, indentity, deployment and manageability features. Addditional features that are not needed by Chinese government will be removed like OneDrive, to manage all telemetry and updates, and to enable government to use its own encryption algorithms within its computer systems.

In addition, also the most versatile laptop — the new "Surface Pro" along with new Surface Pen were unveiled as well.

Surface Pro, thin and light with clean lines and curved edges now delivers 2.5 times more performance and battery with up to 13.5 hours of life with hinge having a full 165-degree range of motion.

It come powered by 7th generation Intel Core processor and is quietest Surface yet, with no fan on Core m3 and i5 devices. Even the core i7 can't be heard. Resolution is at 12.3" PixelSense Display with 267ppi and 3:2 aspect ratio, added LTE Advanced.

surface pro and surface pro signature type cover
Surface Pro, Surface Pro Signature Type Cover

The new digital pen is more fluid, fastest and more personalized with over 4096 pressure points, only 21 milliseconds of latency and new tilt functionality adjusts the ink's thickness and texture based on pen angle.

surface pro pen

With new Signature Type Covers, the Surface Pro keyboard deliver a high-quality scissor mechanism with 1.3 mm of key travel for faster and more accurate typing.

Finally, the new Surface Dock, can easily turn Surface Pro into a full desktop workstation with up to two 4K monitors and four additional USB ports.

Starting at $799 USD, Surface Pro allows people to customize their experience with an array of color-on-color options for new Surface Pro Signature Type Cover, Surface Pen, and Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse.

Surface Pro and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover are available today for pre-order and will ship on June 15th worldwide. And, Surface Studio is coming to 12 new markets.

This device ships with the latest Creators Update from Windows.

See the videos below for more details on Surface Pro and Pen:

microsoft hololens

HoloLens is now shipping to developers in China—the world's first untethered holographic computer with endless possibilities to unleash people's creativity.

"Over 22,000 developers have imagined over 70,000 transformative concepts on Hololens since 2016, leading to over five million hours where people were immersed in holographic experiences," writes Terry.

Project Scorpio, the most powerful console ever, will be available this year for Xbox fans in China, will bring 40 percent more power than any other console and True 4K gaming.

On Tuesday, Microsoft also unveiled "ink reacts to users' touch with increased pressure sensitivity along with new inking features in Office 365, that include a customizable gallery of favorite pens, pencils, and highlighters that automatically roams across apps and devices, along with support for tilt that adjusts thickness and texture of ink granularly based on the agnle of pen, and shading with the new Surface Pen.

These capabilities will begin to release to Office 365 subscribers in June. Additional inking experiences will continue to roll out in the future, including new "Microsoft Whiteboard" app on Windows 10 include collaborative inking, geometry recognition, table conversion and automatic table shading.

With Microsoft Whiteboard, people will be able to collaborate on ideas and projects across an expanded set of ink-enabled Windows 10 devices later this year, with exclusive capabilities for Office 365 subscribers.

It's available currently in private preview on Surface Hub, and will come to more Windows 10 devices including Surface Studio and Surface Pro, later this year.

Microsoft Whiteboard
Microsoft Whiteboard

Additional pencil texture and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver and more are coming to Word, Excel and PowerPoint, on Windows desktops in June for Office Insiders Fast. The ink effects will also be available more broadly to Office 365 updates in June.

Office apps now include a customizable gallery of favorite pens, pencils and highlighters, which automatically roams across apps and devices.

The new customizable and roaming pens gallery in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Windows desktops is coming with June Office 365 updates. The new customizable pens gallery in OneNote for Windows 10 is also coming in June for all customers, with roaming coming later this year.

Office 365 Digital Pen Case

Office 365 Digital Pen Case