If Microsoft’s Surface line had quite a big impact on the rise of 2-in-1 PCs, it’s quite interesting to see that the software giant let its hardware partners test the waters with Windows 10 on ARM PCs. We have yet to see a Surface PC with an ARM processor, but just like Apple is rumored to be working on ARM MacBook, it would be very surprising if Microsoft wasn’t interested in an ARM Surface.

As a matter of fact, the 10-inch Surface Go that Microsoft released last year wasn’t exactly the mobile tablet that Microsoft wanted to create. According to Paul Thurrott, Microsoft initially wanted to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in the Surface Go, but Intel reportedly pushed Microsoft to choose the company’s Pentium Gold processor instead. This was probably a good call, a the performance of emulated Win32 apps on Windows 10 on ARM still leaves a lot to be desired.
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