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.

Windows on ARMMicrosoft plans to showcase new and refreshed Windows 10 PCs aimed at the education market during next week's Bett UK education conference. In addition to announcing a partnership with T-Mobile that will provide select U.S. school districts with 4G LTE SIM coverage, Microsoft also will be talking up the benefits of cell-powered Connected PCs for rural and underserved areas.

WinDjView for Windows RTToday is a big day for Microsoft's Edge browser, which is now officially available as a Chromium-based browser instead of the old UWP version that ships with Windows 10. However, the initial release has some significant limitations, like the absence of history and extension syncing, and the lack of support for ARM64 devices.

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.

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 ARMThis is just a quick blog post about the experience on running the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) on Windows 10 on ARM, which comes on devices like the Surface Pro X. Since I got many questions from developers and IT Pros about the Surface Pro X and how it can handle different workflows on Windows 10 on ARM, I decided to write a blog post, on how you can install WSL 2 on Windows 10 on ARM and the Surface Pro X.

WinDjView for Windows RTMicrosoft's Chromium-based Edge browser has evolved quite a bit since the company first started testing the browser with Insiders, but one major feature that's been lacking is support for ARM chipsets. After a few months of testing, support for ARM finally landed in the Canary channel a few weeks ago, and now, it's also in the Dev channel.

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.

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.

WinDjView for Windows RTWindows 10's built-in Edge browser (now informally called Legacy Edge) has always natively supported ARM64, or at least since Windows on ARM was a thing. But up until now, those testing out Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser haven't been able to run it natively on ARM; they could only get the x86 version running in emulation. Now, testers can finally use native ARM64 Edge Chromium.

WinDjView for Windows RTWith Microsoft's launch of the Surface Pro X last week, questions were once again raised about the apps that can run on it. The answer is that like any Windows 10 on ARM PC, it can run native ARM (ARM and ARM64) apps, and it can run emulated 32-bit Intel (x86) apps.

Early reviews of the Surface Pro X suggest that Microsoft’s new $1000 tablet looks great, gets decent battery life, and performs well… when you’re running apps that have been ported to run on Windows devices with ARM-based processors.

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.

Windows on ARMThis week at its Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced the general availability date of its new Chromium-based Edge browser, which has been in public testing since April. Beginning on January 15, it will be considered generally available, meaning that it will start updating users to its new browser.

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.


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