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posted by janrinok on Wednesday December 06 2017, @08:28PM   Printer-friendly
from the well-armed dept.

Microsoft Windows is back on ARM:

Just shy of a year after announcing that Windows was once again going to be available on ARM systems, the first two systems were announced today: the Asus NovaGo 2-in-1 laptop, and the HP Envy x2 tablet.

[...] The Asus laptop boasts 22 hours of battery life or 30 days of standby, along with LTE that can run at gigabit speeds. HP's tablet offers a 12.3 inch, 1920×1280 screen, 20 hours battery life or 29 days of standby, and a removable keyboard-cover and stylus. Both systems use the Snapdragon 835 processor and X16 LTE modem, with HP offering up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage to go with it.

Lenovo is expected to announce a similar system in the coming weeks.

Also at The Verge, Engadget, and TechCrunch.

Previously: Big Changes Planned by Microsoft - Windows 10 on ARM, Laptops to Behave More Like Phones
Windows 10 PCs Running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 to Arrive this Year
New Windows 10 S Only Runs Software From Windows Store
Microsoft Knows Windows is Obsolete. Here's a Sneak Peek at Its Replacement.
New App Allows Win32 Software to Run on Windows 10 S
Intel Hints at Patent Fight With Microsoft and Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by frojack on Wednesday December 06 2017, @09:12PM (2 children)

    by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday December 06 2017, @09:12PM (#606408) Journal

    I think that ship has sailed.

    ARM sales are such that Microsoft has no leverage. The problem with Windows isn't X86. The problem is Windows.
    And ARM isn't going to help that.

    Also ARM designs are not all In-house. Its licensed everywhere. []
    Companies that have designed cores that implement an ARM architecture include Apple, AppliedMicro, Broadcom, Cavium (now: Marvell), Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Samsung Electronics.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday December 06 2017, @10:30PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday December 06 2017, @10:30PM (#606454)

    See my post below about UEFI on ARM.

  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Snotnose on Thursday December 07 2017, @12:43AM

    by Snotnose (1623) on Thursday December 07 2017, @12:43AM (#606497)

    This. When I worked for Qualcomm it was widely known that QC would take the VHDL from ARM, add sekrit sauce to it, and sell it back to ARM. The deets weren't known to lowly staff software engineers like me, and I never bothered asking about it, but it was well known within the company the licensing was a 2 way street.

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