The current Windows 10 computer with ARM processor is not cheap, and considering the software compatibility issues, consumers may have a hard decision to make in terms of purchasing this laptop. However, according to Qualcomm, this is about to change. Qualcomm plans to launch a cheaper Windows 10 computer on the ARM platform. The company claim that Windows ARM PCs could be as cheap as $300.
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This is revealed by Don McGuire, vice president of global product marketing at Qualcomm. Qualcomm plans to release a new chip for this purpose, which is positioned lower than the Snapdragon 8cx, temporarily called the Snapdragon 7cx. McGuire said, “Windows and Chrome operating systems will usher in a cheaper Snapdragon laptop,” and the new platform will be available in the next few months, priced between $300 and $800.
McGuire pointed out that there is a need to increase the market share of Windows 10 on ARM PCs to inspire developers’ interest. He also revealed that due to the currently limited market share, Google has reduced the size of the Chrome team for their Windows 10 on ARM PC. Meanwhile, the chances for an official Chrome version of Google for using Windows 10 on ARM platforms are still uncertain, according to McGuire.