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5 Things To Know About The First ARM-Powered Windows 10 Devices

Kyle Alspach

Benefits Of ARM

The world is now on the cusp of a "major technology shift: the ability to be connected anytime, anywhere with Always Connected PCs that are instantly on, always connected with incredible battery life," wrote Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president for the Windows and Devices Group, in a blog post. The ARM-based devices will be "instantly on" in that they won't need to wake up when users pick them up, and will be "always connected" through built-in LTE connectivity (via a Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem). The power efficiency of the ARM architecture, meanwhile, will enable 20 or more hours of active usage on a charge for the new devices.

 
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