WW 547: Windows on ARM Dec. 7, 2017

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Windows Weekly (Audio) Paul is live in Maui for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, and we have a special guest... Windows 10 on ARM officially arrives. The first ARM-based Always Connected PCs won't really arrive until early 2018. PT: This is the future of the platform. What's the value proposition for the platform? These first Always Connected PCs will run Windows 10 S, but be upgradable for free for a set period (Sept. 2018?) to Windows 10 Pro. Price for the Asus: $599 to $799 (plus a mobile carrier subscription). So what about Intel? They power some 'Always Connected' PCs, ...



Paul is live in Maui for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, and we have a special guest...

Windows 10 on ARM officially arrives. The first ARM-based Always Connected PCs won't really arrive until early 2018. PT: This is the future of the platform. What's the value proposition for the platform?

These first Always Connected PCs will run Windows 10 S, but be upgradable for free for a set period (Sept. 2018?) to Windows 10 Pro. Price for the Asus: $599 to $799 (plus a mobile carrier subscription). So what about Intel? They power some 'Always Connected' PCs, too, and they won't talk about their patent threat.

Questions: Days vs. weeks of battery life? Performance? What about the Snapdragon 845? Where are all the PC makers (and is this a Windows 10 S thing, limiting its future)?

And how about that Snapdragon 845? A few details from today about the 845, coming to phones in early 2018. A reminder why PC makers sometimes use older chips in newer models.

Windows: No new builds of Redstone 4 until Friday at the earliest. Windows 10 collaborative whiteboard app is going public preview. Windows Update problems hit Windows 7 users (now fixed).

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