What you need to know
- Our latest video shows off Windows 10X on the Surface Pro 6 as a dedicated tablet.
- Windows 10X doesn't have a dedicated tablet mode.
- The operating system does support gestures and other features to make it work well on tablets.
We've already gone hands-on with Windows 10X on single-screen devices, but in that video, we looked at the new version of Windows on a laptop. In our latest video, our senior editor Zac Bowden takes a look at Windows 10X running on a tablet. Bowden managed to get Windows 10X running on a Surface Pro 6 to show off the OS.
Windows 10X doesn't have a dedicated tablet mode, but it does have several features that make it work well on tablets. For example, you can swipe up from the bottom bezel of a tablet to bring up the Start Menu rather than tapping the relatively small Start Menu icon. You can also swipe up from the corner to bring up the Quick Actions panel and swipe from the left or right to open Task View.
Windows 10X also has an improved keyboard experience that lends itself well to touchscreens. In fact, the touchscreen keyboard on Windows 10X will arrive on regular Windows 10 later this year.
Windows 10X will not officially ship to any device that's currently available. Instead, it will only be on specific devices in the future. It's expected to launch on commercial-focused PCs sometime this spring.
Just because Windows 10X won't ship to any existing devices, doesn't mean that developers haven't managed to get it running on unsupported hardware. In addition to our video showing Windows 10X on a Surface Pro 6, we've also seen the operating system running on a Lumia 950 XL, Surface Pro 7, and even a MacBook.
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