'Always Connected' Windows 10 Arm PCs Arriving from HP, Asus

From eWeek: The wait is nearly over for PCs that are powered by Qualcomm's Arm-based Snapdragon mobile processors and can run full versions of Windows 10.

Nearly a year after first announcing that Windows on Arm PCs were in the works, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Asus officially took the wraps off "Always Connected PCs" on Dec. 5 at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii. As characterized by Microsoft and its hardware partners, Always Connected PCs are a device class that's outfitted mobile chips, long-lasting battery life and cellular connectivity options that help make hunting down WiFi networks while on the road a thing of the past.

After spending a couple of months using an Always Connected PC of his own, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices group at Microsoft, described the hardware platform's virtues. "The screen is instantly on whenever I pick up the device. I never have to wait for it to wake up—it's just on."

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