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  • Qualcomm’s 48-Core ARMv8 Processor Runs Windows Server

    Windows on ARMQualcomm is well-known for its 64-bit ARM-based solutions in the smartphone market, but its new 48-core Centriq 2400 processor targets the server space. The fully ARMv8-compliant processor is based around Qualcomm’s Falkor CPU. The chip uses 10-nm technology and incorporates the latest EL3 TrustZone and EL2 hypervisor support from ARM.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft announces two Snapdragon 7c PCs for education with 4G LTE, starting at $299

    Windows on ARMToday at BETT, Microsoft made a range of announcements around the educational market. Of course, that includes a bunch of new partner PCs. Interestingly, there are two new PCs using the Snapdragon 7c, a new chipset that Qualcomm announced in December.

  • Hands on with Lenovo's Snapdragon 8cx-powered Yoga 5G

    Windows on ARMLenovo first announced Project Limitless back in May of last year, packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx 5G Mobile Platform. The Snapdragon 8cx is meant to provide performance that's similar to an Intel Core i5, and of course, 5G connectivity can offer computing in the cloud, while on the go.

  • Lenovo’s Yoga 5G is the first ARM-powered Windows laptop with 5G

    Windows on ARMAt Computex 2019, Lenovo teased that it was working on a 5G laptop that would feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx processor codenamed “Project Limitless.” At CES 2020, the company showed off a first look at the finished project: the Yoga 5G.

  • Windows on ARM gets two new Qualcomm chips for budget laptops

    Windows on ARMWhat just happened? Qualcomm presented this week two new chips for its made-for-PC lineup at the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii. The processors will power budget and mid-range Windows laptops once they trickle down into the market.

  • Microsoft's Project xCloud will run on ARM Windows 10 PCs when it's released next year

    Windows on ARMOne of the issues with ARM-based Windows 10 PCs is gaming. There are few native ARM64 games, and they don't run well in emulation. x64 games don't run at all. There's good news though.

  • Surface leaks show ARM-based Surface 7 with narrow bezels, Laptop 3 without Alcantara

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's big Surface launch event is just days away at this point, and FrAndroid says it has the scoop. A few things that we're expecting to see is the Surface Pro 7, a Snapdragon-powered Surface tablet, and Surface Laptop 3 in 13.5- and 15-inch flavors. Today's report shares some details on those devices.

  • 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.

  • Huawei MateBook E review: The best Windows on ARM PC that you can't buy

    Windows on ARMThere are only a handful of Windows on ARM devices on the market, those being PCs that use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and run either native ARM apps or emulated x86 apps. I had only known about two from the latest generation, the Snapdragon 850, until May. When I spoke to the Windows on ARM team at Microsoft's Build conference, I found out about the China-exclusive MateBook E.

  • 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.

  • Qualcomm will unveil cheaper SoCs for Windows 10 on ARM laptops, at least 4 Snapdragon 8cx devices

    Windows on ARMLast week at Computex, Qualcomm finally showed the world how its new Snapdragon 8cx mobile platform performs in real-world benchmarks. The 8cx was announced back in December during Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit, but we didn’t have a good idea about how well the platform fares against Intel chips because Qualcomm only shared the raw specifications and a few technical demonstrations.

  • Microsoft Still Exploring a Surface Pro Model with ARM Chips

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is pushing hard for its Windows 10 ARM platform, and while the company is working with software developers to optimize their apps and support this project, it’s also accelerating its hardware efforts in this regard.

  • Windows on Snapdragon doesn't solve the underlying issue of Windows ARM

    Windows on ARMBased on our experience with the $1000 Lenovo Yoga C630 powered by a Snapdragon 850, software reliability is still a huge hit or miss on Windows 10 Pro. Qualcomm's grand plans for Windows on Snapdragon is off to a slow and rough start.

  • Lenovo Yoga C630 review: Windows on ARM in a real laptop with 8GB RAM

    Windows on ARMLenovo's Yoga C630 is probably the best Windows on ARM device, depending on what you're looking for. There are only two PCs on the market to use Qualcomm's latest chipset, the Snapdragon 850, with the other one being the Samsung Galaxy Book2.

  • Interview: Qualcomm's Miguel Nunes talks about what's next for Windows on ARM

    Windows on ARMLast week was Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit, and if you're a fan of Windows on ARM, there was a lot of exciting news. The firm announced the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, its first 7nm PC chip, meant to compete with a 15W Intel Core i5. It's also the first ARM chip to be supported by Windows 10 Enterprise, with Qualcomm also announcing a number of partners working on enterprise apps.

  • Intel vs. Snapdragon: We test HP's Envy x2 with both on speed, battery life and more

    Windows on ARMWe just spent a week hearing about the future of Qualcomm’s PC chips. Now it’s time to return to the present. Until the Snapdragon 8cx comes out around Q3 2019, the battle of Intel vs. Snapdragon is being played out in stores and online, with the scrappy Snapdragon 835 and 850 facing a small army of Intel mobile CPUs.

  • Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS unboxing and first impressions

    Windows on ARMThis week, I've been attending Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit (I actually recorded this video before that). One thing that I noticed was that all Qualcomm employees were using Lenovo's Yoga C630 WOS, one of only two PCs on the market with a Snapdragon 850.

  • Snapdragon 850 PCs will continue to be sold alongside of the Snapdragon 8cx

    Windows on ARMToday is the third day of Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit, and it's all about Always-Connected PCs. The firm announced the Snapdragon 8cx, promising performance on par with an Intel Core i5. But for the first time, the new chipset won't actually be replacing its predecessor.


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