Windows on ARM is coming. I've been bullish on Microsoft
The aspect I'm probably most excited about is the long-heralded inclusion of support for ARM Holdings
A recent Digitimes report now details a potential timeframe on when to expect Windows on ARM laptops. The report mentions that ARM chipmakers like NVIDIA
ARM chips will take on Intel
The two largest hurdles that ARM has faced in the laptop market have been software support and collaboration with notebook makers. Windows 8's ARM support addresses the former, and cooperation with Asustek and Lenovo potentially handle the latter.
NVIDIA is particularly excited about Windows on ARM, since the company increasingly has mobile on its mind, and its quad-core ARM-based Tegra 3 processor that just landed already promises "PC-class performance levels."
Talk of ARM-based laptops has been escalating lately, in part because of official Microsoft support. There have been rumors that Apple
WinARM has some exciting prospects for numerous involved tech companies. Will the gang of ARM supporters be enough to topple Wintel? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.
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