After announcing their plans last year, Microsoft and Qualcomm are finally unveiling their ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops. With HP, Lenovo and ASUS as manufacturers, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor might be powering both your laptop and your smartphone. The software giant is also working on an emulator to run x86 apps on these new configurations.
These new devices will be true game changers in terms of battery life, which means that new features can be added to increase the flexibility in terms of what can be done and software that can be developed for them.
These devices will be working on about the same principle as your smartphone. It will always be on and connected to an LTE network. Closing the lid of the laptop will be the equivalent of locking your smartphone. This will result in much faster performance and the resume to work will be seamless. Microsoft will also be developing more ARM-compatible apps so that users don’t need to always rely on the x86 emulator. This also means that some third-party software might not be compatible.
While the users might be excited about the all-day battery and resuming their work faster, these devices unlock a whole new sphere for developers, who will be able to make apps that run at all time, just like your smartphone does. So in the future, your laptop will also be beeping with notifications, just like your smartphone. These devices also imply that less and less RAM will be needed for performance.
The ASUS NovaGo will have up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. Prices will be starting as from $599. HP will also be launching their model soon.
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Via: | The Verge |
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