Microsoft introduces two new ARM-powered, 4G-enabled laptops for education (starting at $299)

Microsoft is making a number of education-related announcements ahead of next week’s BETT education show in the UK. But one of the most surprising is the introduction of two new “Connected PCs” with Qualcom processors, built-in support for cellular networks, and prices that start as low as $299. That will make these the cheapest Windows […]

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 7c and 8c chips for cheaper always-connected laptops

The first Windows-on-ARM laptops basically shipped with a smartphone processor and offered underwhelming performance. But Qualcomm has been working on chips designed specifically for PCs that balance power consumption, performance, and connectivity. Last year the company unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx processor which is a 7 watt, octa-core processor that the company says is competitive with […]

Cheap Windows on ARM devices coming soon from Chinese PC makers

The first Windows 10 on ARM devices arrived to underwhelming reviews. Sure, they delivered on the promises of long battery life and always-connected capabilities thanks to their Qualcomm Snapdragon chips with integrated 4G LTE modems. But so far most Windows on ARM devices have been sluggish and expensive. Microsoft and Qualcomm are promising to tackle […]

Microsoft Surface Pro X is an ultrathin tablet with custom Snapdragon processor

As expected, Microsoft is launching a new thin-and-light Surface tablet powered by an ARM processor and Windows 10 on ARM software. The Microsoft Surface Pro X is the first and only device to feature a Microsoft SQ1 chipset, which is the company’s name for a custom Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that runs at 7 watts and features a […]

Samsung Galaxy Book S laptop with Snapdragon 8cx coming in September for $999

As expected, Samsung is launching a new Windows on ARM notebook with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a thin and light design, and a promise of all-day battery life. It also features always-connected capabilities thanks to integrated support for connecting to cellular networks. The Samsung Galaxy Book S with a Snapdragon 8cx processor will be available starting in […]

Samsung Galaxy Book S Windows 10 device with Snapdragon coming soon?

This week Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S6 Android tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and a $650 starting price. But it looks like the company may have another Snapdragon 855-powered device on the way — a Galaxy Book S that runs Windows rather than Android. A few details began to leak last month, […]

Qualcomm is working on cheaper chips for laptops

Qualcomm and Lenovo announced plans to bring one of the first laptops with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor to market early next year. The new chip should enable better performance than we’ve ever seen from a Qualcomm-powered laptop. But like most Windows PCs with Snapdragon processors, the upcoming Lenovo “Project Limitless” device probably isn’t going […]

MobileShell makes Windows on ARM more smartphone-friendly

Now that Windows 10 Mobile is dead, Microsoft doesn’t officially make a smartphone operating system anymore. But the company does have a version of Windows 10 designed for tablets and laptops with ARM-based processors… and hackers have been finding ways to make it run on smartphones for the past year or so. But while it’s gotten […]