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Microsoft Build 2022 was actually pretty exciting for Windows fans

Microsoft just wrapped up its Build 2022 developer conference, and frankly, it was pretty good, even if you're a Windows fan. I'm usually pretty vocal in my criticism of Build - along with other Microsoft conferences - and the continuing lack of focus on the company's desktop OS. But as is the case any time...

Microsoft is finally taking Windows on Arm development seriously

Microsoft and Qualcomm first announced Windows on Arm in 2016, and it's been a slow journey since then. It wasn't until last year with Windows 11 that it actually for x64 emulation, finally adding the app support you'd need in order to have the same experience between Arm and Intel PCs. Now, Microsoft is announcing...

Qualcomm’s custom Arm processors for Windows PCs are coming late next year

Back in January 2021, Qualcomm acquired Nuvia, a company that was set to bolster its efforts in making custom Arm processors. Right out of the gate, Qualcomm was pretty straightforward about its plans. It was going to use these chips to compete against Apple's M1 processors, and the first ones would begin sampling to OEMs...

Interview: Arm SVP talks about Windows on Arm, competing with Apple, and making more powerful devices

Anyone that knows me knows that if you put me in a room with someone to talk about Windows on Arm, or computing on Arm processors in general, I can talk until the sun goes down. When Arm reached out and asked if I wanted to speak to Paul Williamson, its SVP and General Manager of...

Apple is really making Qualcomm and Windows on Arm look bad

I'm a Windows on Arm fan. In fact, I'm a Windows fan. I've spent the bulk of my career writing about Windows, Microsoft, laptops, and the whole ecosystem. When Qualcomm and Microsoft announced Windows on Arm in 2016 with actual x86 emulation, I was excited. I wasn't excited because of the benefits that Arm processors...

Can the Mac Studio run Windows? Yes, with some work

The recently-launched Mac Studio is one of the most powerful Macs ever, if not the most powerful one. With Apple touting performance on par with the highest-end desktop PCs in a fraction of the size, it's understandable if many users are interested in getting one. But most users are probably used to Windows, and plenty...

These are the best Windows on ARM laptops you can buy

Microsoft and Qualcomm first introduced Windows on ARM back in 2017, but it took some time for ARM devices to catch on. The ability to run Windows on ARM-based processors is a big deal. ARM processors offer always-on connectivity, instant wake, and many of them come with cellular connectivity without adding a premium to the...

Qualcomm has an exclusivity deal with Microsoft for Windows on ARM

Last week, we reported that MediaTek is planning to build a chipset for Windows on ARM. As it turns out, the Windows on ARM chipset space could be even hotter than that, because there's a reason that we've only seen Qualcomm SoCs in ARM PCs so far. Qualcomm actually has an exclusivity deal with Microsoft...

MediaTek wants to make a chip for Windows on ARM PCs

MediaTek kicked off its Executive Summit in Laguna Beach, California today. The company is set to make a series of announcements throughout the week, but one thing that it's already confirmed is that we're going to see MediaTek-powered PCs running Windows. The biggest question is when, as the plan is still in early stages. "Apple has...

Samsung Galaxy Book Go Review: Crazy value at a crazy price

I can't tell you how excited I was to write this review. When Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 7c chipset back in December 2019, it really piqued my interest. It promised the traditional value propositions like integrated cellular connectivity, thinner and fanless designs, and better battery life, but at a price point that most certainly wasn't...

These developers got Windows 11 booting on a OnePlus 6T

Last week, Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 11. While it won’t be available to the general public until the end of this year, the first preview build of Windows 11 is already out to Windows Insiders. Alongside the x64 build that most users have installed, there's also an ARM64 build for Windows on ARM devices like...

Zoom releases long-awaited native app for Windows on ARM

Windows 10 on ARM devices can already run many existing x86-based applications, albeit with a heavy performance penalty. That's part of the reason ARM-based Windows laptops haven't been a wild success, but the library of ARM-native software is slowly becoming better. Adobe Photoshop and World of Warcraft were recently ported to ARM Windows, and now...