Microsoft could be readying an interesting sub-variant of Windows 10. Apart from Windows 10 Home, Professional, and Enterprise, Microsoft may soon launch Windows 10 Home Ultra Edition. This special edition would run on newer and more powerful hardware.
Microsoft and its partner vendors, who design and develop Personal Computers, laptops, and other portable devices that Windows 10 Operating System (OS), could soon jointly offer a new Windows 10 Home edition. The edition that sits between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional, will work on more powerful PCs. Currently, the majority of the PCs and laptops ship with Windows 10 Home. Most of them have sufficiently powerful hardware that can take advantage of several new features Microsoft routinely offers. But owing to the licensing and pricing, users have to sacrifice a lot of features that are included only in the Windows 10 Professional. Needless to add, the Pro Edition of Windows 10 commands a considerably loftier price tag.
To help the customers gain advantage of quite a few features, without having to upgrade to the Pro Edition, Microsoft could be developing the Windows 10 Home Ultra Edition. The most convincing proof of the new and as yet unannounced version of Windows 10 came from PC-maker Dell. During a launch event at Computex on May 28, Dell mentioned a Windows 10 Home Ultra edition in its specs for the next Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 device.
— Jacques Bensimon (@JacqBens) May 28, 2019
The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 device is a powerful convertible and multi-role laptop computer that also doubles up as a tablet. The XPS range traditionally comes with premium hardware, and the Dell XPS 13 is certainly no exception. The soon to launch XPS 13 will include the upcoming 10th-generation Intel “Ice Lake” processors. These processors pack quite a punch and hence, the laptop should get a hefty performance boost.
Incidentally, Microsoft has been considering offering a spruced up Windows 10 version for personal computing devices that pack powerful or premium hardware. Late last year, there were ample rumors pointing to a new Windows 10 variant called Windows 10 Home Advanced. The company may even have designed a timeline for introducing the sub-variant of Windows 10 for high-end PCs. Experts indicated Microsoft may launch the version in May 2018, but the launch never came.
Microsoft has always been rather silent on the development of any such Windows 10 variants. However, experts indicate Windows 10 Home Advanced may have been for home users what Windows 10 Pro is for Workstations. Hence, the Windows 10 Home Ultra Edition may have several features that were once reserved for Windows 10 Professional. Several Windows 10 Home users have often complained about the lack of several features they need, but do not want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.