5 Things To Know About The First ARM-Powered Windows 10 Devices

A New Era Of Devices

One year ago, Microsoft and Qualcomm unveiled a partnership to bring ARM-based processors together with Windows 10 — to spur the creation of new devices featuring cellular connections and long battery life. Now, the first such devices — from vendors HP Inc. and Asus — have been revealed, featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The devices will be outfitted with Windows 10 S — the version of Windows 10 that only allows apps available in the Windows Store — but they can be switched to Windows 10 Pro for free.

What follows are five key things to know about the debut of ARM-based Windows 10 devices.

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