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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Surface Pro X unboxing and first impressions

    Windows on ARMReleased earlier this week, the Surface Pro X is Microsoft's first Windows on ARM PC, after its partners released two generations of it using the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850. But now, we're in the era of the Snapdragon 8cx, a Qualcomm chipset that's built from the ground up for PCs and is meant to be on par with an Intel Core i5.

  • Microsoft's Surface Pro X Goes Full Batman

    From the moment I opened up the Surface Pro X, I got the sense that Microsoft had entered a new chapter for its homegrown hardware. Gone are the huge bezels and hard edges found on the company’s previous detachables, and in their place you something that’s sleek and sophisticated, unlike anything Microsoft has made before.

  • Why Microsoft has to bet big on an ARM-based Surface

    https://www.windows-arm.com/images/news/windows-arm-icon-2.jpgOf everything Microsoft is rumored to be announcing this week, the ARM-based Surface is far and away the most important thing to my mind. This is not what I would have told you a month or two ago, honestly. It’s surprising because there are really important storylines for everything Microsoft is set to announce. Let’s just strafe a few of them before digging into ARM.

  • Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and ARM-based Surface shown off in renders

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is set to unveil new Surface devices in less than two days, and with some leaked images already on the internet, famous leakster Evan Blass has gone ahead and revealed the design of three of the upcoming devices. In a series of tweets, Blass shows off the Surface Pro 7, both size variants of the Surface Laptop 3, and the awaited ARM-powered Surface.

  • 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.

  • Huawei MateBook E is one of the best Windows ARM laptops you'll (probably) never see

    Windows on ARMIn the U.S., so far only two PCs have launched with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chipset for an "always-connected PC" (ACPC) experience: Samsung's Galaxy Book2 and the Lenovo Yoga C630. Both devices are great, but a third one is only available in China: Huawei's MateBook E. I'm in China this week with Huawei, and I managed to get my hands on this 2-in-1 PC. Here are my thoughts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A week with HP Envy x2: giving Windows 10 on ARM a proper spin

    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.

  • Why I'm Waiting for the Next Generation of Windows ARM Laptops

    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 10 on ARM: S versus Pro, emulation and 64-bit app support

    Windows on ARMWindows on ARM isn't new: from Windows Phone to Windows RT to Windows IoT, Microsoft has had multiple systems that take Windows beyond the familiar Intel and AMD processors. Older versions of Windows ran on PowerPC, Alpha, Itanium, and MIPS, after all, and in 2009 an unofficial internal project had Windows 7 running on ARM.

  • Hands on with the Snapdragon 835-powered HP Envy x2

    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.

  • Report: Microsoft Surface Phone Prototype Runs Snapdragon 835, Supports x86 Apps

    Windows on ARMEveryone in the Windows Phone community hopes to see Microsoft launching the eagerly-anticipated Surface Phone next year, and according to a recent report, work on the project advances nicely and the company is indeed on track to unveil the device with Redstone 3 in the fall of 2017

  • Surface 2 Review: Does Windows RT Still Suck?

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is desperate to gain footing lost to Apple and Android in the tablet market. And so it should be, too. The tablet market is projected to grow as quickly over the next five years as the smartphone market grew from 2007 to 2013. The company’s latest salvo into the battle is the Surface 2 – part tablet, part (with the optional keyboard) laptop. So how does it fare? Read on to find out.

  • Microsoft Surface 2 Review: Specs Of Windows RT 8.1-Powered Tablet Incl. Hi-Res Display, High-Quality Camera & Free Office 2013

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft Surface 2 review, specs: The Windows RT 8.1-powered tablet from the Redmond tech giant has some impressive specs and though one tech review site didn’t give it a high nod, both the 32GB entry-level variant and 64GB version of the device is out of stock as of press time.

  • Nokia Lumia 2520 review - the best Windows RT tablet yet... fancy a tablet that's different?

    Windows on ARMThe Lumia 2520 is a 10.1in tablet that runs Windows RT and, in fact, it is our favourite Windows RT tablet yet. Find out why in PC Advisor's Nokia Lumia 2520 review.

  • A month with the Surface 2

    Windows on ARMThe second generation Surface is a well-built, highly functional machine but it has yet to catch-on in the market to the same degree of the iPad. For Microsoft, the Surface is a must-win device as the company shifts from a software focused company, to a device and services model where the Surface plays a key part.

  • Nokia Lumia 2520 First Impressions and Photos

    Windows on ARMEver since Nokia disrupted the Windows Phone world with its best-selling Lumia handsets, we've wondered: Will the company ever make a Windows tablet? As it turns out, yes. This week, Nokia ships its first tablet, the Windows RT 8.1-based Lumia 2520. And if you're a fan of Nokia's phones, this device should prove most interesting as well.


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