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

21 April 2017, 06:19 | Kelvin Horton

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

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

Qualcomm said the first cellular laptop with Windows 10 and its ARM-based Snapdragon 835 will come by the end of the year.

The Qualcomm ensemble also ellaborated on their collaboration with Microsoft in the datacenter and the Cloud-orientated Windows Server on ARM which has been said to run on the company's 10nm 48-core Centriq 2400 SoC, which the Qualcomm claims will be the first 10nm server CPUs on the market. Originally, all we knew was that these new ARM PCs would be coming in late 2017, but Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf provided a bit more detail, saying that they'll arrive in the fourth quarter.

The ARM partnership between Microsoft and Qualcomm is notable as it expands Windows 10's existing support of x86 chips from Intel and AMD. Windows RT tablets were somewhat mocked.

Fast-charging Windows 10 PCs that use smartphone chips for long battery life will be available by the end of the year.

Qualcomm sees the chips bringing smartphone technologies, such as Gigabit LTE and battery-saving efficiencies, to newer lightweight mobile PCs that are created to be always on and always connected to a network.

Dell and HP have expressed interest in cellular PCs but need time to test them.

Microsoft has shown demonstrated Photoshop running on Snapdragon 835 but it is not clear how much other software will be out there. If Windows 10 phones were to support legacy line-of-business and other desktop Win32 applications used by many firms, the ability of Windows 10 handsets to run as a lightweight desktop PC would suddenly become a lot more useful. Moreover, the company wants to assert itself as an all-encompassing chipmaker that can take on Intel in PCs and servers.

Microsoft and Qualcomm work closely together on smartphones, and the Windows 10 Mobile OS requires Snapdragon chips.

One advantage that Qualcomm has is that its Centriq processor is the first server chip to be made using a 10nm manufacturing process.

As Qualcomm becomes more friendly with Microsoft, the chipmaker is having a rough time with its long-time partner Apple, which has filed a spate of lawsuits and complaints in China, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

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