ARM Windows PCs Will Be Worth Buying In 2024, Says Qualcomm
While Apple Silicon-powered MacBooks are already available and remarkably successful, ARM-powered Windows machines haven’t taken off. According to Qualcomm, the maker of the Snapdragon chips that power most of those machines, they’ll finally catch on starting in 2024.
In an earnings call, Qualcomm’s CEO, Cristiano Amon, said that “we expect to see an inflection point in Windows on Snapdragon PCs in 2024 based on a significant number of design wins to date.” Snapdragon chipsets keep getting better at running Windows, and more OEMs are signing up to use the chips on their computers, so Qualcomm believes users will finally start being seriously interested in Snapdragon PCs as an alternative to Intel/AMD-powered PCs in a couple of years.
ARM-powered Windows PCs like the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Snapdragon and the ARM Surface Pro have been around for several years, and although they’ve gotten better, they had a lot of limitations at first. And they still need to improve a lot. Their success also depends on whether third-party apps are willing to properly support them — while…
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