Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be one of the first Windows-computers with ARM processor
At the end of last year, Qualcomm and Microsoft have announced that this year the market will be the first computers based on ARM-processor Snapdragon with a full version of Windows 10. Such devices will be able to run x86 applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and even games. Recently, the CEO of Qualcomm Steve Mollenkopf confirmedthat the first computers running Windows 10 with ARM processors will be released in the fourth quarter of this year. Now there is information that among them will be the new Surface Pro 5.
According to the supply chain of suppliers, based on ARM processor is now really a new laptop, and its manufacturer is Microsoft, or Lenovo. According to sources, it may be a Surface Pro of the fifth generation or a new computer line of Yoga from Lenovo.
Note that Microsoft last year decided not to upgrade to Surface Pro 4, released in 2015. Thus the Redmond company already has experience with ARM processors. In 2012, out Surface 2 Nvidia Tegra 4-based operating system Windows RT. The project failed and the company refused to continue to develop this idea. The main reason was that Windows RT does not support x86 applications. Now, Microsoft has managed to implement these programs on ARM chips.