Microsoft Surface Pro X: All the pros and cons of Windows on Arm in one laptop

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2020-Jan-30 | Tags: laptopversusx86

Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s range of 2-in-1 Surface Pro laptops has been around since 2012. They feature distinctive detachable keyboards and have touch screens. This means they can be used as a laptop or as a tablet.


Until recently these devices ran 64-bit Windows on Intel processors, however, that all changed with the launch of the Surface Pro X. Instead of an Intel processor, the Surface Pro X uses Microsoft’s own processor the Microsoft SQ1. The SQ1 is an Arm-based processor built in partnership with Qualcomm. It is basically a Snapdragon 8cx processor with some specification tweaks from Microsoft.


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