Microsoft earlier announced that they are working on bringing a new Windows 10 PC which will be powered by ARM-based chipset. Qualcomm now throws some more light on the ARM powered Windows 10 PC. Qualcomm, at the IFA 2017 event in Berlin confirmed that the upcoming ARM-based Windows 10 PC will be supported by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. The company further highlighted that the PC will be announced some time by fourth quarter of the year, which means by the end of 2017. Microsoft is yet to confirm the same.
What we know is that these ARM-based Windows 10 PCs are that it is expected to boast a sleek design. The PC is further expected to deliver a long battery life and also come with LTE connectivity support. On the pricing point, the Microsoft Windows PC will be expensive. However, OEMs such as — HP, ASUS, and Lenovo are expected to release an affordable PCs.
It is in the month of May, at Computex 2017 event that Microsoft announced that ASUS, Lenovo, and HP will also be launching computers which will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. As of now, not much is known about the upcoming PCs.
It is in 2016 that Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be introduced to the ARM ecosystem. Matt Barlow, the corporate vice president, Windows marketing was the one to announce it, as he said, “We are thrilled that OEMs are sharing our vision to bring the Windows 10 experience to the ARM ecosystem, powered by the Qualcomm Technologies. This collaboration offers consumers something news and that they have been craving – the best of mobile computing experience with the best of Windows 10, all in one thin, light, connected device.”
All that we know about the PC is that it will be thin and light device. This means that the upcoming ARM based Windows PC will be easy to carry and use. It is still unclear if the device will be made in a tablet or two-in-one form. The ARM PCs are said to run full versions of Windows 10, rather than a toned down Windows version.
“Stay tuned to learn more about how Windows PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform are delivering breakthrough user experiences,” Qualcomm said at the IFA 2017 event.
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