We have finally had a look at actual devices running Microsoft’s Windows on ARM platform, and on first look the devices and price points are pretty tempting.
Microsoft expects the devices to change the way we see and use PCs, making them more like powerful tablets than stodgy laptops. Microsoft promises thin and light hardware, a week between charges, always-on connectivity and compatibility with existing software.
On the negative side, given that Windows on ARM is a branch of Windows 10, there is no certainty Microsoft will still be supporting the platform in 2-3 years, and we all remember the ill-fated Windows RT platform. It is also not clear the advantages of massive battery life is worth the performance impact from running on ARM processors.
Having now had a look at what the platform has to offer, are our readers ready to jump in? Let us know below.