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HP Elite Folio vs. Microsoft Surface Pro X: Battle for the best ARM on Windows machine

Windows on ARM is slowly catching up with the pace this year. We saw HP launching the Elite Folio, a 2-in-1 laptop powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen2. But it's unlike any ARM-based Windows laptop that we've seen in a while, thanks to its vegan leather exterior. In our review, we rated it as the...

Does the HP Elite Folio have 5G?

HP launched its Elite Folio convertible in January this year. The highlight of this hybrid HP computer is its use of an ARM-based processor -- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. The company says the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon compute platform makes it an "always connected PC (ACPC)". Wait, does the ACPC tag mean it supports...

Samsung’s affordable ARM-based Galaxy Book Go laptop leaks once again

Samsung hosted another Galaxy Unpacked event yesterday where it announced new laptops, including the Galaxy Book Pro series and the Galaxy Book Odyssey. However, the company did not announce the previously leaked ARM-based Galaxy Book Go device. We now have new information about the product along with unofficial press renders, giving us a more detailed...

Acer Spin 7 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 launches as India’s first 5G laptop

The Acer Spin 7 has officially landed in India becoming the first laptop offering 5G connectivity. Powered by Qualcomm’s 2nd-gen Snapdragon 8cx, the laptop comes in a sleek magnesium-aluminum alloy body with a 2-in-1 design. It is noteworthy that none of the telecom operators in India have started rolling out 5G connectivity in the country,...

Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 8cx chip could rival Apple’s M1 Silicon

With Apple going strong with its in-house ARM-based chipset for its Mac products, it seems that Qualcomm will finally pull up its socks. The chipset maker is reportedly working on a new platform for Windows notebooks and 2-in-1 devices, a successor to the second-generation Snapdragon 8cx. Qualcomm’s chipsets for Windows haven’t really matched up against Intel,...

Sophos’ Intercept X security solution is coming to Qualcomm’s always on, always connected PCs later this year

In September last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 compute platform for next-gen always on, always connected 5G PCs. It featured minor improvements over the original platform, with support for Qualcomm's FastConnect 6800 mobile connectivity subsystems, an integrated Snapdragon X24 modem for 4G LTE support, and the option to include a discrete Snapdragon...

Qualcomm reportedly working on a successor to the Snapdragon 8cx

Qualcomm is reportedly working on a new high-end ARM chip with the model name Snapdragon SC8280. While few details are available, we're hoping that this will be Qualcomm's answer to Apple Silicon, which the Cupertino company debuted in its most recent MacBook lineup to rave reviews. According to a report from WinFuture citing import-export databases, Qualcomm...

Microsoft releases x64 app emulation in preview for Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft has announced that x64 binary emulation is now available in preview for Windows 10 on ARM PCs. If you’re part of the Windows Insider Program, you can download and install the new update. Microsoft first teased the arrival of x64 app emulation back in September. The addition of x64 app emulation for Windows on ARM...

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 for “Always On, Always Connected” 5G PCs

In 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx compute platform, the company's highest-end chipset aimed not at smartphones or tablets but rather laptops. The Snapdragon 8cx was actually Qualcomm's third attempt at designing a chip for consumer PCs, following the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850. In conjunction with Microsoft, Qualcomm has been working to create a...

Lenovo announces the Yoga 5G 2-in-1 laptop with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx and $1499 price tag

At the Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx — a new mobile platform designed for Always On, Always Connected PCs. Devices with the new chip were expected to hit the market late last year and, as expected, Microsoft unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx powered Surface Pro X in October last year. Along...

[Update: More Colors] Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and ARM-powered Surface device leak ahead of official launch

Microsoft is holding a launch event in New York City tomorrow, looking to unveil new Surface-branded hardware in the form of tablets and laptops. Of particular interest within these releases is a "Surface Pro" device that is said to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC that will allow Windows to run smoothly on an...

Next Microsoft Surface Pro may come in a Snapdragon 8cx variant

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets have gained popularity for their usage as 2-in-1 tablet/laptop computers, giving users the flexibility of working with Windows in the manner that they are more comfortable. Surface Pro devices have mainly featured Intel chips in the past, but this appears to be changing as reports indicate that Microsoft is testing out...