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Galaxy Book Go with Snapdragon processors finally announced

Galaxy Book Go with Snapdragon processors finally announced

When Samsung revealed its "most powerful Galaxy" last month, it was expected that an unusual Galaxy would also show up. The Galaxy Book Go isn't exactly powerful as far as the rumors went so maybe it was an ill-fit for the event after all. That said, it does have its appeal, or at least Samsung is trying to make it sound appealing, with its focus on mobility and battery life. Of course, that's thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c and 8cx compute platforms which basically means the Galaxy Book Go series is the latest addition to the rather small group of Windows 10 on ARM laptops.

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Arm v9 CPUs and new Mali GPUs try to steer computing away from Intel

Arm v9 CPUs and new Mali GPUs try to steer computing away from Intel

Apple's launch of its M1 Silicon and the following M1 Macs and iPad Pros has definitely raised questions about Intel's future in the personal computing space. Arm-based computers, not just phones, have suddenly become more interesting but their numbers and performance, especially on the Windows side, haven't exactly been that impressive. Some might say that Arm processors still have a long way to go but Arm's latest v9 generation of Cortex processors and Mali GPUs might be heading in that direction.

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Photoshop now runs natively on Windows 10 on ARM with a big catch

Photoshop now runs natively on Windows 10 on ARM with a big catch

Whenever a new kind of computing device comes out that is targeted at professional work, one of the most common questions that come up is whether it can run Adobe Photoshop. That software, after all, has become the gold standard for professional creatives and has also become the measure by which those computing platforms are rated against. That has once been the question about the iPad Pro and even the new M1 Macs, both of which run on ARM processors. Now almost a year after promising it, Adobe has fully released a native version of Photoshop for Windows 10 on ARM, with some caveats, of course.

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Galaxy Book Go specs leak hint at durable Windows 10 Arm laptop

Galaxy Book Go specs leak hint at durable Windows 10 Arm laptop

When Samsung unveiled its most powerful Galaxy devices this week, it clearly didn't consider the Galaxy Book Go to be worthy of being included in that category. After all, there hasn't been a Windows 10 Arm device that could be considered on par with their Intel equivalents, unlike the M1 Macs. That may be the reason why the Galaxy Book Go was a no show at this week's event but that only means that there's plenty of room for someone to leak the affordable device in its entirety.

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Galaxy Book Go with Windows 10 on Arm to target Chromebooks

Galaxy Book Go with Windows 10 on Arm to target Chromebooks

Samsung already teased that it will be revealing its most powerful Galaxy yet next week, but those hoping for a new high-end smartphone have already been warned not to hold their breaths. The event will most likely all revolve around notebooks but Samsung might also be stretching the "most powerful" description a bit too much. Part of that lineup will apparently include a Galaxy Book Go that, unlike the others, will be settings its sights on the affordable Chromebook market.

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Windows 10 on M1 Macs can run at native speeds with Parallels Desktop

Windows 10 on M1 Macs can run at native speeds with Parallels Desktop

The power of the Apple M1 processor has been demonstrated time and again by using the M1 Macs for cases Apple never intended, not to mention would allow. That includes running resource and graphics-intensive gaming emulators or other operating systems on top of the Arm-based macOS. Perhaps the most glowing example, and most damning for Microsoft, was running Windows 10 ARM on an Apple M1 Mac, something that can now be done officially with the latest release of Parallels Desktop.

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Chromebooks with NVIDIA RTX graphics, MediaTek CPU might be coming

Chromebooks with NVIDIA RTX graphics, MediaTek CPU might be coming

It hasn't been approved yet but NVIDIA has just made it known that it is very intent on investing in the Arm computing ecosystem. The company, which does use Arm technology for a few of its own products, just made a rather big announcement of new processors and partners geared towards expanding that ecosystem, from the usual culprits like the DRIVE Atlan for autonomous vehicles to game streaming utilizing AWS's own Arm-based Graviton2 processor. Also lurking in that announcement, however, is NVIDIA's first step into the Chromebook space that will attempt to match its powerful RTX GPUs with MediaTek's CPUs.

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint finally supports Windows 10 on Arm

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint finally supports Windows 10 on Arm

Even before Apple introduced its first Arm-based Apple Silicon, Microsoft was already making attempts at bringing Windows to Arm, specifically Qualcomm Snapdragon, computers without much success. In addition to unimpressive performance, Windows 10 on Arm felt more like an afterthought that even Microsoft forgot over the years. The popularity of the M1 Macs, however, may have spurred Microsoft into action and, at long last, it has brought its enterprise Microsoft Defender for Endpoint solution to Windows 10 on Arm, including its own Surface Pro X.

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Arm v9 sets its sights on AI and specialized computing

Arm v9 sets its sights on AI and specialized computing

Some people, especially those keeping tabs on the tech world, might be more familiar with chips under names like Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Huawei HiSilicon Kirin, or the newest kid on the block, Apple Silicon M1. Underlying all those, however, is the Arm (formerly ARM) computing architecture, a.k.a. CPU instruction set, that practically runs all of the world's mobile phones, many embedded computers like those in IoT and networking products, and quite a few supercomputers. The latest Arm version, Armv8 (ARMv8), has been around for nearly a decade but now the company has announced its successor that, thanks to recent trends in the market, is putting a bigger focus on security, AI, and what it calls specialized computing.

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Intel wants to build ARM chips for Apple, third-parties

Intel wants to build ARM chips for Apple, third-parties

ARM has always been bad news for Intel, no matter how makes the silicon. With Qualcomm, Intel barely left a mark in the consumer mobile market. With Apple's new Silicon, its dominance in the desktop market, at least on Macs, is now being threatened. While it still holds onto its x86/x64 computing architecture, it seems that Intel has devised a strategy that will let it also profit from this ARM invasion, particularly by making the ARM-based chips that Apple and other customers need.

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Next Snapdragon 7c processor to target mid-range PCs

Next Snapdragon 7c processor to target mid-range PCs

The success of the ARM-based Apple Silicon and the new M1 Macs put not only Microsoft but also Qualcomm in a rather negative light. The two have been working together for years on ARM-based Windows laptops with very little success but neither company is willing to throw in the towel just yet. In fact, Qualcomm is reportedly working not just on a new high-end Snapdragon 8cx compute platform but also a less powerful Snapdragon 7c chipset that could be used on entry-level Chromebooks and ARM-based Windows laptops.

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Samsung Exynos with AMD Radeon GPU could come in a laptop first

Samsung Exynos with AMD Radeon GPU could come in a laptop first

Although Qualcomm and, to some extent, Rockchip, have long been on some laptops running Windows and Chrome OS, respectively, the arrival of the Apple Silicon M1 showed how the market for ARM-based desktops and laptops is still wide open to competition. There are, however, only a few big names that could probably be a good fit for that kind of device and it seems that Samsung's biggest Exynos gamble will be heading to laptops first instead of smartphones.

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