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Ultra-mobile Windows 10 PCs built with smartphone processors coming this year

22 April 2017

More importantly, these PCs should run traditional Windows desktop applications, and not just a limited subset of Windows Store apps, as was the case with the failed ARM-based Surface tablets running Windows RT. That's because Microsoft is building an emulator directly into the OS capable of handling Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and other desktop staples. For another, ARM-based hardware should offer longer battery life, providing better options for people who need stamina more than power. It will have other wireless connectivity features like Bluetooth 5 and possibly Wi-Gig, which are integrated into the Snapdragon 835 chipset.

Support for Windows 10 on new Snapdragon processors should also boost Windows 10's appeal on smartphones, allowing handsets to run a full version of Windows and its apps.

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If you purposely missed the upgrade window for Windows 10, on your totally legit Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 machine, and now you are regretting the decision because Windows 10 is really the only way to go to keep your PC up-to-date, then there might be a little light at the end of the tunnel.

QUALCOMM HAS LET SLIP that the first ARM-powered Microsoft PCs will arrive in the fourth quarter.

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"Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 835 will expanding into mobile PC designs running Windows 10", and it's scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter. Qualcomm's 48-core server chip called Centriq 2400 will start shipping later this year, and it'll compete with Intel's Xeon, which rules the server market. During the initial announcement of Windows 10 on ARM processors, Microsoft stated that the company plans on releasing the first Windows 10 PCs powered by Qualcomm's ARM processors in 2017. They said it was a great opportunity to revolutionize the market for consumer computers and data centers, because its low consumption will arouse the interests of companies with multiple servers.

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Ultra-mobile Windows 10 PCs built with smartphone processors coming this year