Qualcomm Says Windows on ARM Devices Are Way Too Expensive

Microsoft launched Windows on ARM with much fanfare, promising massive battery life improvements without a drop in performance on an avalanche of products.

This avalanche of products was supposed to come not only from Microsoft but also from its partners, and while several devices have indeed launched in the last few years, Windows on ARM is yet to take off.

The reason is as simple as it could be: these devices are way too expensive, and it makes little sense to invest in such a platform at this price point when the Intel alternatives have a similar price.

Qualcomm’s Senior Director Miguel Nunes has recently told Golem in an interview (via DrWindows) that the first Windows on ARM devices had what he described as “inadequate pricing,” so customers were rel… (read more)

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