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Now you can install Windows on the Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone (updated)

It’s been a few years since Microsoft stopped developing Windows-based operating systems for smartphones and ended support for existing devices that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. But if you want to run Windows on a Microsoft-made smartphone, now you can. Earlier this year developer Gustav Monce succeeded in installing Windows on the 1st-gen Microsoft Surface […]

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Xiaomi Book S is a 12.4 inch, 2-in-1 Windows tablet with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2

As expected, Xiaomi has unveiled its first Windows tablet powered by an ARM processor. The Xiaomi Book S features a 12.35 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel LCD display and support for a detachable keyboard, and pressure-sensitive pen input. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chip, the tablet should offer similar performance to the […]

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Microsoft’s Project Volterra is an ARM-based mini PC for developers

Microsoft’s desktop Windows operating system used to be exclusively available for PCs with x86 processors. But that changed with Windows 10, and we’ve been seeing Windows computers with ARM-based processors since 2018. They’re not exactly common though, and at least part of the reason is that while ARM processors have gotten faster in recent years, […]

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Apcsilmic Dot 1 Mini is a compact Windows on ARM desktop for $229 and up (with optional 4G LTE)

One of the most affordable ways to get your hands on a Windows on ARM computer is to spend $219 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows. For that price, you get a compact Windows desktop computer with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor. But now there’s another […]

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Using the $289 AYN Odin Pro handheld game console as a Windows PC

The AYN Odin is a handheld game console with a 6 inch full HD display, built-in game controllers. It went up for pre-order last summer through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and the first units began shipping to backers last month. It’s still available for pre-order with prices starting at $199 for an Odin Lite with […]

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ECS EH20QT is a Windows laptop with Snapdragon 7c for the education market

Taiwanese PC maker ECS showcased a bunch of new products designed for the education market during last week’s Consumer Electronics show, including several new laptops with low-power Intel Jasper Lake processors, and one with a 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake-U chip and 4G LTE support. The company also introduces the ECS EH20QT 11.6 inch convertible Windows […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Pixel 6a could be a cheaper phone with a Tensor processor

With a $599 starting price, the Google Pixel 6 isn’t exactly a high-end smartphone by today’s standards. But soon there may be a cheaper option. Google’s next mid-range smartphone is expected to the Pixel 6a, and a few days ago we got our first look at it courtesy of some leaked renderings. Now the folks […]

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Lenovo device with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor shows up at Geekbench

Windows on ARM laptops and tablets have been a mixed bag so far. While they make it possible for PC makers to deliver thin, light, and usually fanless devices with long battery life and sometimes with integrated support for 4G LTE or 5G wireless, they’ve generally been slower than similarly-priced hardware with Intel or AMD […]

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Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows developers now available for $219 (mini PC with Snapdragon 7c)

The Snapdragon Developer Kit is a small, inexpensive desktop computer designed to let Windows software developers test their apps on hardware powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors. First announced in May, the Snapdragon Developer Kit was designed by Qualcomm and Microsoft and manufactured by ECS, and it’s now available for purchase for $219. The kit, also […]

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Gateway laptops with Qualcomm chips and 4G LTE coming this summer

Budget computer maker Gateway plans to launch at least two new Windows laptops powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors this summer. The Gateway GWTC116-3 is an 11.6 inch convertible with an HD touchscreen display and support for pen input, while the Gateway GWTN133-1 is a 13.3 inch notebook with a full HD display and twice as much storage […]