Earlier right now I used to be writing about Dell’s redesigned XPS 13 2-in-1, a laptop computer powered by Intel’s new 10nm, 10th era Ice Lake-U processors. Then I took an prolonged have a look at the spec sheet Dell made accessible to press, and there it was beneath “Operating System.” An OS I’ve definitely by no means seen earlier than: Windows 10 Ultra 64-bit, nestled just under the anticipated inclusion of Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
What’s this, then?
Well, Computex 2019 is underway and it is an occasion identified for being particularly “leaky.” As far as I am conscious that is the primary point out of a brand new Windows 10 Edition referred to as “Ultra,” and a cursory Google News search reveals little greater than the identical discovery at Neowin and a brief piece right now by Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet.
There is a clue lurking on the market although. As Foley reminds us, final yr leaked Microsoft paperwork revealed an version referred to as “Windows 10 Home Advanced” that by no means noticed the sunshine of day. Microsoft by no means mentioned what the important thing variations had been between the unannounced Windows 10 Home Advanced and and the usual Windows 10 Home version.
Thurrott.com claims (article is behind a Premium paywall), that that is the exact same “Advanced” SKU idea however transport a yr later beneath a brand new title. Emails are out to each Microsoft and Dell, however we’re left scratching our heads for now. Will this be an incremental improve designed for high-end PCs? Will it have extra superior options like Windows 10 Pro’s deferred updates? BitLocker encryption? Hyper-V? What form of PCs qualify for Windows 10 Home Ultra? What do these minimal required specs appear like?
We know this a lot: Dell’s revamped XPS 13 2-in-1 launches this June alongside Intel’s Ice Lake, so solutions ought to be forthcoming, and shortly.
UPDATE: A Dell spokesperson reached out by way of electronic mail this night with this response: “Dell incorrectly listed Windows 10 Home Ultra in its spec sheet for XPS 13 2-in-1. It was a mistake and has now been removed. There is no new version of Windows called Windows 10 Home Ultra.”
What do you assume?