ARM-based Windows 10 machines will launch in fourth quarter of 2017

ARM-based Windows 10 machines will launch in fourth quarter of 2017

Now, Qualcomm has revealed that the first such laptops will be launched in fourth quarter this year.

Microsoft and Qualcomm announced previous year that Windows 10 will get support for ARM chipsets, specifically, Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs.

Don't expect a rash of ARM-based Windows 10 PCs to hit the market right away.

Here take a note that the ARM based Windows 10 device will arrive later this year, that doesn't means that the we will see so many devices by the end of the year.

Today at the earnings call for Qualcomm's Q2 2017 earnings, the company's CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, confirmed that the first Windows 10 PCs powered by ARM processors will be launching in Q4 of this year - around October-December. But we do know that the first set of Windows 10 PCs powered by the Snapdragon 835.

These Snapdragon-based PCs will run Win32 apps using emulation, necessary in order to run this x86 software on ARM-based hardware.

Qualcomm is already doing well in the smartphone market, and the Snapdragon 835 is powerful enough to run PCs.

The SoC's key features include the Qualcomm's Kryo 280 octa-core CPU, Adreno 540 GPU, the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with one gigabit per second downloads, Bluetooth 5.0, and Qualcomm's latest Quick Charge 4.0 technology. Moreover, the company wants to assert itself as an all-encompassing chipmaker that can take on Intel in PCs and servers.

Microsoft has attempted ARM-based PCs in the past with its Windows RT (standing for "regrettable tablet"?) lineup, but this time round traditional Windows Programs will be supported as well as the universal app type.

Qualcomm is pitching the Centriq 2400 as a competitor to the Intel Xeon, the workhorse of the data center, which Intel estimates underpins the vast majority of cloud services.

However, Microsoft claims to have developed an efficient emulator, which it has shown running Windows 10 Enterprise edition on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

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