Windows RT and Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy Book S review: This is what Windows on ARM can do

    Windows on ARMBack in August, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Book S as the very first PC to use Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx chipset. The SoC is the first ARM processor to be made for PCs from the ground up, promising performance on par with an Intel Core i5. Previous platforms were repurposed smartphone chips.

  • Samsung's Snapdragon 8cx-powered Galaxy Book S is now available

    Windows on ARMSamsung was one of the first companies to introduce a laptop powered by the Snapdragon 8cx, Qualcomm's high-end chipset designed from the ground-up for PCs, and it did so in the form of the Galaxy Book S. It was first announced in August of last year, and it was meant to be available in December, but it only went up for pre-order toward the end of last month. Now, it's actually available.

  • Showcasing the Third Generation of Windows on Arm

    Windows on ARMIn late 2018, we talked about the benefits of the second generation of Windows on Arm laptops, which use the Snapdragon 850 SoC built on Arm Cortex technology. An Arm-commissioned benchmarking paper showed how these 2-in-1 laptops were ahead of the competition on battery life, instant on, connectivity and thermal management.

  • You can now pre-order Samsung's Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book S

    Windows on ARMSamsung announced the Galaxy Book S back in August, and while it was supposed to ship in September, it's been delayed in most markets. Today, the company finally announced that you can pre-order the laptop, and it will ship next month.

  • Windows on Arm keeps low profile at IFA as Intel takes swipe at platform's compatibility problems

    Windows on ARMIFA 2019 Is Windows on Arm a thing? Yes, both Samsung and Lenovo had models on display at IFA in Berlin. But it has yet to take off with the great majority of laptops running Intel or AMD chipsets. Windows on Arm runs either applications compiled for ARM32 or ARM64, or x86 applications under emulation. It will not run x64 applications.

  • Samsung Galaxy Book S hands-on: The most stylish Snapdragon laptop yet

    Windows on ARMI wasn't expecting to like the Galaxy Book S as much as I did. After all, based on the teaser video Samsung showed during its Unpacked keynote today, the laptop looked pretty unassuming. Let that be a lesson to learn, though -- don't judge a book by its company-approved cover photo. After I picked up the computer at Samsung's demo area here at Unpacked, I was immediately impressed by how thin and premium it felt.

  • Samsung Galaxy Space with Windows 10 spotted on Geekbench with an unannounced ARM processor

    Windows on ARMSamsung's Galaxy Book2 was definitely one of the better Windows on ARM PCs to be released so far, being one of only three Snapdragon 850 PCs and packing a Super AMOLED display. But it appears that the Korean company might have something new in store from the Windows on ARM department called the Galaxy Space, as was spotted on Geekbench by Windows Latest.

  • Samsung Joins Microsoft’s Push for Windows 10 ARM

    Windows on ARMNow that Qualcomm announced a new processor to power Always Connected PCs, Microsoft can focus more on the work it does together with partners to bring new devices to the market.

  • Windows 10 on ARM Laptops Coming from Samsung and Xiaomi

    Windows on ARMAsus and HP are two of the companies that will bring Windows 10 on ARM laptops to the market in the coming months, but it looks like the new project is already gaining some love from more manufacturers, including Samsung and Xiaomi.

  • Microsoft targets Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 in new Surface RT ad

    Windows on ARMAfter pitting its Surface 2 against Apple's iPad Air (unsurprisingly, the former wins that round), Microsoft is now going after Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 in a new Surface RT ad that focuses on the connectivity options offered by the two devices.

  • Next-gen Samsung Galaxy Tab could dual-boot Windows RT

    Windows on ARMThe 2014 line of Samsung Galaxy Tabs could dual-boot Android and Windows RT, according to a new report. Microsoft allegedly asked both Samsung and Huawei to consider loading the OS onto Android tablets and smartphones as a dual-boot option.

  • Samsung Reaffirms Its Anti-Windows RT Position

    Windows on ARMSamsung has already stated that Windows RT is not part of its future plans because customers apparently need additional training to use it, so the company is now fully-focused on Windows 8 Pro devices.

  • Samsung ATIV Tab review: the Windows RT tablet you'll never find in the US

    Windows on ARMIn a world that's increasingly dominated by tablets, Microsoft, whose fortune is intertwined with desktops and laptops, needed to prevent its customers from leaving in droves. After a few years in a Redmond laboratory, Windows 8 and Surface RT were born -- but not everything was well in the brave new world the company had created.

  • Samsung ATIV Tab Review: A Tablet To Hold Your Breath For?

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft set the standard for Windows RT-based hardware, but is there still room for partners to sell compelling alternatives? We take our first Qualcomm-powered Windows RT tablet for a spin to determine if Samsung's ATIV Tab is worth waiting for.

  • Uh-oh, Windows RT, Samsung's got second thoughts

    Windows on ARMMike Abary, the head of Samsung's PC and tablet business in the U.S., tells CNET that the company will not be releasing its Windows RT device in the U.S. because retail partners don't see strong demand and because the value proposition for Windows RT isn't clear to consumers.

  • Samsung ATIV Tab Review: Qualcomm's First Windows RT Tablet

    Windows on ARMI remember writing Intel and telling them that, from a tablet perspective, the Windows 8 launch might as well have been a Windows RT launch. By the time October 23rd rolled around, the only Windows tablets we had in for review were ARM based and running Windows RT. I even resorted to borrowing an unfinished Clover Trail tablet just so we'd have something to put Surface RT's performance in perspective at launch.

  • Windows RT: It Looks Like Windows 8, But Not Quite

    Windows on ARMWe've already established that one of the Surface's most distinctive features is its Windows RT operating system, designed to run on hardware driven by ARM's processor architecture. Experientially, Windows RT is very much like the x86 version of Windows 8 we reviewed in The Definitive Windows 8 Review And User Guide, sharing the same Windows 8 UI, Start screen, and multi-touch gesture support.

  • Microsoft Surface and its rivals: The first wave of Windows RT tablets

    Windows on ARMThe Surface RT isn't the only Windows RT tablet coming this year. Four others will debut over the next few months to challenge Microsoft's likely Windows tablet dominance.
     

  • Hands on with Windows RT (finally)

    Windows on ARMSummary: With this week's unveiling of a handful of Windows RT devices, we finally have a chance to see how well the previously mythical RT desktop works.
     

  • Samsung Ativ Tab with Windows RT review: first look

    Windows on ARMIt’s been a long wait to see Windows RT in action, but here it is – and unsurprisingly it’s rather a lot like Windows 8. Samsung introduced three Windows 8 tablets in Berlin, and while the Ativ Smart PC and Smart PC Pro are Intel-powered devices, the Samsung Ativ Tab is the long-awaited ARM-powered Windows RT baby of the three.


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