Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st May 2017 20:17 UTC

Microsoft and Qualcomm just announced at Computex that Lenovo, HP, and ASUS are expected to be the first companies with devices that feature the Snapdragon 835. Powered by Windows 10 on ARM, the ultra-thin and always-connected devices are said to usher in a new era of mobile computing.

I am excited about ARM-based Windows machines, because this time around, there'll be a compatibility layer for running x86 applications. The built-in LTE, 4x-5x (claimed) standy time and 50% more battery life (again, claimed) are very welcome, too.

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Like you, I am happy for some diversity / choice in CPU architecture.

But there is a 0% chance that I will buy a Microsoft-oriented ARM device, for exactly the reason you mention - lock-in. I don't trust MS as far as I can throw them.

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