Hands-on with Windows 10X for single-screen PCs (video)


What you need to know

  • A near final build of Windows 10X has leaked.
  • We go hands-on to showcase the OS in all its glory.

Microsoft announced in May last year that it was repositioning Windows 10X as an OS for single-screen PCs, and that's the last we heard about Windows 10X. We haven't had any new preview builds, or an official update from the company about how the OS is going.

Now, a near final build of Windows 10X for single-screen PCs has leaked, giving us a chance to go hands-on with some of the changes Microsoft has made to Windows 10X. The leak confirms our report from last year which claimed Microsoft had removed local Win32 app support, but other than that, not much else has changed.

The Windows 10X user interface is still the same as it was when it was first announced, which is a good thing in our book. The animations are more fluid, and the OS feels much more polished overall.

Windows 10X is expected to launch officially on commercial-focused PCs sometime this spring. What are your thoughts on version one of Windows 10X so far? Let us know in the comments.

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads