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

Kyle Alspach

Security And Cost Benefits

Microsoft is also touting the cellular connectivity of the new ARM-powered Windows devices as a way to lower reliance on costly and sometimes insecure Wi-Fi. In the blog post, Myerson said that "there are still these public Wi-Fi hot spots out there, which every day unknowing users connect to and could put hackers in control of the data coming and going to their device, potentially enabling hackers to steal corporate data and invade user privacy." The always-connected PC "is real security progress enabling safe connectivity everywhere, bypassing untrusted networks," he said.

In addition, less reliance on Wi-Fi could reduce costs for businesses, Myerson said. "IT organizations are spending millions of dollars installing, updating and maintaining Wi-Fi antennas and repeaters throughout their buildings, and upgrading those every few years to make them even faster," he said.

 
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