Although Intel has dominated the chip market for a long time, the company is facing tough time as the competition with AMD heats up. While we will have to wait to find out more, a recent report has claimed that Microsoft is looking to create a more diverse strategy for next generation Surface Products. According to the report, Microsoft is working on a Surface laptop with 12 nm AMD Picasso chip and a Surface Pro with a custom Qualcomm processor.
While surprising, this won’t be the first time Microsoft tried to bring Qualcomm processor powered laptops to consumers. Few months earlier, the company released the first 2-in-1 tablets with Snapdragon processor. While both companies had high expectations, the product never really gave consumers reasons to choose Snapdragon powered Surface devices over their counterparts.
Despite that, the company is trying to adopt Qualcomm’s chip once again in some of its Surface Pros. Interestingly, the report claimed that both Microsoft and Qualcomm are working together to create a custom chip that will meet the requirements to run Windows 10 on the next generation Surface Pros.
However, it’s too early to tell if the rumors are accurate as Microsoft will continue to bring Intel powered products in the coming years to support power-hungry devices. If Microsoft ends up using Snapdragon processor in its upcoming Surface Pros, we should hear from the company in the coming months.