Samsung and Xiaomi to launch laptops running Windows 10 on ARM

By: George Finley
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It seems that Microsoft’s Always-Connected PCs are expanding to even more manufacturers. Asus and HP were two of the first companies that will shortly launch Windows 10 on ARM laptops, and now the project gained more companies such as Samsung and Xiaomi.

Both companies are currently working on their Always Connected PCs that will run Windows 10 on ARM, and this is great and exciting news for Microsoft.

Details on Samsung’s Windows 10 on ARM devices

Samsung is a significant mobile phone manufacturer on the market, and the company is the first one that adopted the new high-end Snapdragon CPUs which are set to power Windows 10 on ARM. Samsung’s devices will follow the same strategy as the other models that are running Windows 10 on ARM. They will feature an extended battery life and potential extras such as detachable screens and S Pen support as well.

Xiaomi’s devices are essential for Microsoft

The fact that Xiaomi became a part of Microsoft’s project is extremely crucial for the latter. Xiaomi is one of the largest companies in China, and it has been selling its products really great. By launching an Always Connected PC, Xiaomi will help Microsoft in its plan to expand Windows 10 on ARM.

All foreign companies have been battling to win their place in China, so Xiaomi’s laptops running Windows 10 and powered by the Snapdragon CPUs will provide a massive chance for Microsoft to expand the adoption of its brand new OS in the country.

Pricing and availability

Xiaomi’s Always-Connected PCs are expected to be cheaper than the ones produced by Samsung, but this will definitely also depend on the kind of hardware that these companies will use. Neither one of these two companies has officially confirmed yet their plans to launch these devices.

We will probably find out more details about this in early 2018 when the first companies involved in the project would start shipping their own devices. Dell and Lenovo are expected to join the project as well.

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