Windows on ARM - Will WOA WOW?

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  1. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The Windows 10 ARM devices use a slightly different variant of the SD835 ( https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-on-arm-pcs-use-a-different-snapdragon-835-chipset-than-phones ) so I suspect that while phones will be getting the SD845 in a few months, W10 won't be getting it until September-ish. But that's total speculation on my part.

    I am a bit disappointed that all of these announced devices so far are so same-y though. A 12" laptop/ 2in1 gives slightly different performance expectations than a 10" tablet (or hell, an 8" tablet). I was hoping for more variety, for vendors trying new things with ARM. And the weights of all of these things so far just seem terrible to me.
     
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  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Exactly, so far they're mostly large, heavy, pricey, and kind of slow. Where's that dockable 8" Win10 tablet with 20h battery life?
     
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    Yep, yep, pretty much summing up my thoughts. I thought I’d be excited when these started coming out. Instead, I’m yawning. Such a disappointment so far.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Agree...real snooze-fest so far...:vbconfused::vbrolleyes:
     
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    Wow. As if someone wrote a manual how to f'ck this launch up.

    1. Use last year's ARM processors.
    2. Put them in devices where nobody cares that you have a thin and light ARM CPU
    3. [Just waiting for this one:] make them slower than Intel Atom CPUs from 2 generations ago (yes, the 3xxx series was actually pretty decent; intel killed Atom with the 8xxx which was sh!t and slower than the 3xxx)
     
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    Ok, we have to admit that until now, even if we take all the annoucements we have, WOA products do not WOW us.

    WOA should be for entry level products. And we have at present time only 12'' products with keyboards. As is the first android tablets have a keyboard and are 12''.

    They forgot what was the eeepc.
    We need eeetablet.
     
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    Any proof the 8 series was slower than the 3 series? Cause I have a Surface 3 with the x7 cpu and by all accounts it's faster than previous gen Atom.
     
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    These things are way too expensive. The only advantage they have over core m is the long battery life, probably with a hit in performance. A shame, really. I thought these would be put into smaller form factors. I mean, it is a smartphone SoC.
     
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    Thanks. Good article.
     
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