Apr 21, 2017 10:29 AM EDT
Before, you need to tap the keyboard or move the mouse to turn on your PC from its sleep mode. But with the latest Windows update on Microsoft Surface Studio, all you need to do is to say these two words: Hey Cortana.
The company is making its first huge update for the Microsoft Surface Studio this week with its new audio driver update. The update, which is currently available on the Windows Update, would let the owners of the device wake their devices by just simply saying "hey Cortana".
In an article published in Engadget, the new wake function has been supported by Intel's Skylake processors a long time ago. However, the Microsoft Surface Studio is the first one to support the device in waking it up with a "modern standby" state supported by a voice command.
The company has started supporting the wake function as part of their recent Creators Update to Windows 10. The software maker for the feature on Microsoft Surface Studio said that he is planning to enable the Cortana wake function in other devices from partners this year.
In an article published in The Verge, Harman Kardon, a manufacturer of home and car equipment said that its Cortana-powered speakers from last year will also take advantage of the audio driver update soon that was used in Microsoft Surface Studio. It would be first of many devices that would compete with Amazon's Echo range.
The Microsoft Surface Studio update came as the all-in-one PC that debuts internationally. It was launched in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand today, alongside the updated Surface Book with performance base in Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Ever since its release, the Microsoft Surface Studio has received positive responses from users and critics. They said that despite its expensive price, the performance and the creativity are the highlights.