It’s old news that Microsoft has been testing ARM powered laptops for a while to find out if the processor can provide solid performances. Recently, Microsoft has revealed that the company’s tests involving Windows 10 on ARM powered laptops are currently in advanced stage and the company revealed that uses will be able to user their laptops without charging them thanks to the processors’ low power consumptions.
Earlier this year, Qualcomm revealed that the company is working with Microsoft to provide Windows 10 ready 64-bit ARMv8-compatible Snapdragon system-on-chips by the end of this year. And reports related to the company’s 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong suggest that the company might be on the way to meet the deadline as reports suggested that we might get to see ARM powered laptop at the end of the year as Microsoft’s principal group program manager for connectivity partners Pete Bernard revealed that the company’s testing of ARM powered laptops are currently in advanced stage. If the company is satisfied with the performances of the laptops, then we should see some ARM powered laptops in the coming months.
Although computer manufacturers have brought laptops with longer battery life, running out of charge is still a major concern among users. If we indeed get ARM powered laptops, then these laptops are likely to support multi-day battery life according to Bernard.
However, with just over two more months to go until end of the year, it’s unlikely we will get our hands on such laptop. Despite that, you can try out Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 which was unveiled recently. The company claimed that the laptops can support up to 17 hours of video playback. You can start pre-ordering the Surface Book 2 starting from November 9th and delivery of the laptops will begin from November 16th.
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