Posted February 24, 2018 12:15:00 Microsoft is offering Windows 10 home and business editions for $119.99, or $199.99 for a 64-bit version.
The new versions are the only Windows 10 devices that support hardware accelerated virtualization.
This is a first for Microsoft, which has had to wait a bit for its OS to be able to take advantage of hardware accelerated support.
Windows 10 can run in hardware-accelerated mode on machines with 32-bit CPUs, or in 64-bits mode on 32- and 64-core machines.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now available for both 64- and 32-bits machines, and Microsoft says the Anniversary Update will support hardware-based virtualization as well.
Hardware-accel-enabled Windows 10 will support up to 32 terabytes of RAM, up from 10 GB.
That’s a lot of RAM for a 32-GB machine.
The hardware-acccelerated Windows 10 is compatible with all of Microsoft’s existing devices and can run on the following machines: Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, XPS 13, XBOX One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. There are a few additional accessories that are only compatible with hardware accelerated mode.
The Anniversary Update includes an update to the operating system, the Surface Pro 12, Surface Studio 11, Surface Mini 3, and Surface Pro 5, and a new update to Office.