Windows ARM and HP

  • Windows on ARMThe HP Envy x2 is a Windows 10 tablet running with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Qualcomm is well known for making smartphone processors, but other than its ill-fated stint with a Windows RT Nokia tablet a few years back, Intel and AMD have dominated the Windows 10 tablet, laptop and convertible spaces, keeping Qualcomm at bay.

  • Windows on ARMHP has finally launched an Intel-powered version of the Envy x2, the laptop that was first announced in late 2017 as part of the Windows 10 ARM push.

  • Windows on ARMIf you've been considering getting one of the new Always Connected PCs, but you're uncertain about having to pay for a data plan every month, Sprint has some good news for you. The carrier is now offering free unlimited data for any Windows 10 on ARM device, including the ASUS NovaGo, the HP Envy x2, and the Lenovo Miix 630.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has come up with some strange ideas over the years. Their latest one, which has been coming from a while, is running Windows on ARM processors once again, with the help of Qualcomm and some daring device manufacturers. This new Windows on ARM initiative was announced in 2016 and formally launched last year, and now we have laid our hands on the very first Windows on ARM device, the HP Envy x2, for some serious benchmarking.

  • Windows on ARMStar Trek II, Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, Ms. Pac-Man. Sometimes the sequel is much better than the original. Let's hope that's the case with "always-connected" laptops, a new generation of Windows 2-in-1s that use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and built-in 4G to provide the constant connectivity and long battery life you get from a smartphone.

  • Windows on ARMHP has started taking pre-orders for the very first Always Connected PC running Windows 10 on a Snapdragon chipset developed by Qualcomm. Announced in late 2017, the Windows 10 on ARM push is projected to bring several new devices to the market this spring, and HP appears to be the first to do this. The company is now receiving pre-orders for the Envy x2, with shipments to begin in early March.

  • Windows on ARMAt its Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii today, Qualcomm brought its partners onstage to announce the first Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 PCs. Alongside the ASUS NovaGo, HP unveiled the Envy x2. I got to spend some time with the latter, and it's an interesting device.

  • Windows on ARMToday, at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, Microsoft and Qualcomm officially unveiled the first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops. These devices, referred to as Always Connected PCs, are always on, always connected (via LTE), and promise "incredible" battery life. How incredible? Well, depending on how much you use them, you could see around 22 hours of active use/a month of standby between charges.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a key selling point.

  • Windows on ARMSomeone once told me that if everyone has one feature that they really care about and want to see, mine would be ARM64 support for UWP apps. This isn't true, as anyone who knows me knows that it was always OneDrive placeholders, but ARM64 is something that I've tried to stay on top of, since it makes absolutely no sense that a developer can't compile an ARM64 UWP app.

  • Windows on ARMQualcomm has announced that the first ARM-based mobile PCs running Windows 10 are on the way. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are the first device makers to confirm they’re working on ARM-based Windows 10 computers. And according to Qualcomm, all of those upcoming device will be fanless computers.

  • Windows on ARMDon't expect HP to have a change of heart about building Windows RT devices anytime soon. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's Personal Systems Group, said he's "not a big [Windows] RT fan" in an interview with CITEworld.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has a very limited list of companies allowed to launch Windows RT-loaded tablets at the same time as its Surface, but that list has gone through some unexpected changes. Either that, or the maker of the Windows 8 operating system has always had the same list in mind but the web followed false leads.

  • Windows on ARMThat didn't take long. HP has publicly confirmed that it has cancelled plans to bring a Windows RT (aka Windows on ARM) tablet to market in time for the Windows 8 debut. The company has decided to focus on its x86 customer base instead. HP spokesperson Marlene Somsak has said that "The decision was influenced by input from our customers. The robust and established ecosystem of x86 applications provides the best customer experience at this time and in the immediate future."

  • Windows on ARMIn a recent development, Microsoft unveiled three editions of its next Windows products, namely, the consumer-friendly Windows 8, the more advanced and versatile Windows 8 Pro and the tablet-friendly Windows RT.

  • Windows on ARMHewlett-Packard has Windows 8 tablets and hybrid devices in the works, sources told CNET. This follows comments this week by CEO Meg Whitman, who signaled that HP is readying a bevy of Windows 8 products for the fourth quarter.

  • Windows on ARMApple's blow-away quarter can be sliced and diced a zillion ways -- Mac are sales up 26 percent over last year, with non-Apple PC sales in the U.S. down 9.2 percent; Apple's unit sales (Mac plus iPad) now exceed Hewlett-Packard's total unit sales, making Apple by far the largest PC manufacturer. More iPads sold last quarter than desktop PCs, for heaven's sake.

  • Windows on ARMYesterday it emerged that Microsoft's Windows 8 tablets, running on ARM chips (less power consuming than Intel's offerings), are finally due in mid-2013. It's exciting news for Windows fans, and probably something that enterprise IT professionals will make a mental note to be pre-prepared for. But it might all be in vain. Microsoft's Windows 8 tablets may already be too late, out-innovated by faster-moving rivals.


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