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Here come the Windows 10 computers: PCs, convertible laptops and mini-desktops

With Windows 10 just under two months from release manufacturers are readying new machines to run Microsoft's latest operating system.

Windows 10 computers ranging from 2-in-1s laptops to all-in-one PCs, and even machines embedded into plugs, were on show at the Computex conference in Taipei this week.

Microsoft has made much of Windows 10's ability to run on mobiles, desktops, headsets, wearables and Internet of Things devices, albeit in a cut-down form.

It is also promising an operating system that can shift its UI to reflect how it's being used - altering its interface and control scheme to suit touch inputs on the move and mouse pointers when the device is docked.

Here are a selection of the machines that will be available with Windows 10 after the operating system launches in 190 countries on 29th July.

ASUS Transformer Book T100HA

The Asus Transformer Book T100HA aims to be a lightweight laptop with a battery life that will last all day.

The 10.1-inch laptop is 8.45mm thick, 20 percent thinner than the T100 that preceded it, weighs 580g and has a 14-hour battery life.

It comes with a 1280 x 800 resolution screen, a quad-core Intel Atom 'Cherry Trail' processor, up to 4GB RAM and includes a reversible USB 3.1 port.

Asus claims that swapping between using the machine as a laptop and a tablet is simplified by Windows 10's ability to adapt its interface using Continuum mode.

The device is due out in the third quarter of this year.

Image: Asus

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