Qualcomm Snapdragon-Powered Windows 10 Laptops Coming Later This Year
The first PC with ARM processor running Windows 10 is expected to appear in the fourth quarter of 2017. It will be the debut of what Microsoft calls a “notebook”, and it will probably be a tablet or hybrid laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
The information comes personally from Qualcomm Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf: “Our Snapdragon 835 is expanding into Mobile PC designs running Windows 10, which are scheduled to launch in the fourth calendar quarter this year,”.
As Windows 10 devices currently only run on x86 chipsets from Intel or AMD, these will be the first devices to run Windows 10 that don’t have a processor with x86 architecture.
Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, confirmed last year that the initial focus would be on laptops but the company has envisioned a vast ecosystem of Windows 10 ARM devices.
“We’re thinking about platform that supports small screens, large screens, devices with no screens at all, head-mounted displays, and so what can these device makers build will really be up to them,” Myerson said at the time.
This is an exciting development when it comes to Windows 10 devices running ARM architecture. We expect more data before the official announcement.http://gizbrain.com/2017/04/23/qualcomm-snapdragon-windows-10-laptops/https://i2.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Microsoft-Surface-Qualcomm.jpg?fit=912%2C534https://i2.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Microsoft-Surface-Qualcomm.jpg?fit=190%2C150MICROSOFTTECH NEWScomputer,PC,Qualcomm,Qualcomm Snapdragon,Snapdragon 835,Windows,Windows 10The first PC with ARM processor running Windows 10 is expected to appear in the fourth quarter of 2017. It will be the debut of what Microsoft calls a 'notebook', and it will probably be a tablet or hybrid laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The information comes...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain