Qualcomm: First Windows 10 ARM PC coming in the fourth quarter

Qualcomm: First Windows 10 ARM PC coming in the fourth quarter

We now have a timeframe for the arrival of the first PC with an ARM processor running Windows 10, with the device expected to pitch up in the fourth quarter of 2017.

At the earnings call for Qualcomm's Q2 2017 earnings, the 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.

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.

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.

The new Snapdragon processor should allow mobile PCs to last longer on a single charge.

The Snapdragon 835 is Qualcomm's high-end chip, which powers Samsung's Galaxy S8, and Xiaomi's newly announced Mi 6, but so far no PCs. They'll also run Win32 apps via an emulator, as well as universal Windows apps.

Let us know what you think about Microsoft and Qualcomm trying to make Snapdragon PCs a thing of the future and whether or not you would be interested in buying a cellular Windows PC.

Microsoft has shown demonstrated Photoshop running on Snapdragon 835 but it is not clear how much other software will be out there. Devices will also offer Bluetooth 5 and potentially Wi-Gig, which are both integrated into the Snapdragon 835 chipset. 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. But such a move could mark the end of the dominance of the x86 architecture and the support of full Windows. 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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