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

2019-Sep-10 | Tags: analysiscompatibilityemulatorlaptopqualcommsamsungversuswin10

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.

At IFA, there were few Windows-on-Arm devices on display, though last month Samsung was showing the Galaxy Book S, running Windows 10 running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8CX platform. It features 8GB RAM, up to 512GB internal storage, built in LTE mobile connectivity, a fingerprint reader, and a 13.3" 1,920 x 1,080 10-point multi-touchscreen. Its best features are its light weight (just under 1kg) and long battery life (up to 23 hours). Price is about €999, which seems on the high side for the specification – though no doubt deals will be available.

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