At Microsoft’s keynote for Computex 2016, the company casually teased a new hybrid laptop designed by Porsche Design. Not much is known about it, but it definitely caused quite a stir during the keynote.
Not much is known about the product, besides the fact that it’s a Windows 10 multi-mode device. It’s a 13.3-inch laptop with a 360-degree hinge that allows it to be used in tablet mode. And…that’s about it, really.
During the keynote, a Microsoft executive previewed a few dozen devices, making a passing mention of its hardware partners. Unannounced products such as the Porsche Design laptop, a Windows 10 with flip keyboard cover by iP3, a VR headset by 3glasses, and a gaming tablet called the Linx Vision that looks similar to the Razer Edge were casually talked about as if everyone knew of their existence.
Naturally, Microsoft also did not reveal anything about the Porsche Design laptop’s hardware, nor its features. There was obviously also no information about pricing and availability, and it was the only product among the dozens shown that was removed from the display after the keynote ended, leaving members of the media searching fruitlessly.
When asked, we were told that the product was an engineering sample, and is not ready to be shown up close.
This isn’t the first time Microsoft did such a stunt. At last year’s Computex, the company again casually showed off the Dell XPS 15 that nobody knew existed. Even at Dell’s booth at Computex there was no mention of such a product.
Nevertheless, many are expecting Microsoft to reveal more information about the Porsche Design laptop closer to the release date of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is coming later this year.