In addition, Microsoft announced Always Connected devices will be coming from ASUS, HP, and Lenovo on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Qualcomm made the announcement today at Computex 2017, one of the largest IT trade shows in Asia.
Parker was joined on stage by Matt Barlow, corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, and Peter Han, vice president of Partner Devices and Solutions, detailing the latest innovation from Windows 10 with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and the breadth of devices that enable new Windows 10 experiences. The Snapdragon 835 is built using 10-nanometer FinFET (fin field effect transistor) technology, a relatively new process created to minimize performance versus power tradeoffs in chip manufacturing. "At Microsoft, our success scales with our partners and, as an ecosystem, we reinvent existing markets even as we explore new ones". We are collaborating with our ecosystem on a shared vision. These will be mobile computers that are always online via LTE/4G connectivity, that use the cloud for software and applications, and that will use processors developed in partnership with Intel and Qualcomm.
Visitors to Computex Taipei this week can view the new Windows 10 devices at the Microsoft Booth, located at NanGang Exhibition Hall, Booth #L0110.
The annual global computer expo that is Computex 2017 is officially underway in Taipei, Taiwan, and lots of Microsoft-related announcements are now rolling in. Once limited to mobile and embedded devices, ARM chips have more recently moved into the traditional PC and data center markets dominated by Intel and, to a lesser extent, AMD. ASUS, HP, Lenovo, VAIO and Xiaomi have already confirmed that they'll be launching devices based on the concept.
The new Snapdragon-powered PCs coming out from Asus, HP and Lenovo will all feature fanless designs and integrated Snapdragon X16 Gigabit LTE modems.
So, when Microsoft's mixed reality headset and associated platform go live later this year, consumers will be able to buy in confidence as the likes of Acer, Dell, ASUS, HP and Lenovo are all going to support the technology and will be launching their own headsets before the end of 2017.