News Microsoft's Upcoming Surface Go 2 Could Arrive With Outd Amber Lake CPUs

twotwotwo

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ARM makes so much more sense here than for the Pro X. Maybe needing x86 emulation, and Qualcomm's pretense to being ready for the high end, pushed MS to getting a beefier chip and so a pricier device.

ARM is still in the period where it's making big strides each gen. I suspect the right Surface gets built eventually, once folks who aren't QC can license some huge-core ARM IP and fab it on a good process, so you get cheap ARM chips that can take on cheap x86 ones in computer-y settings. It is somewhat disappointing right now 'cause all the parts are there, but haven't quite been put together the ideal way.

I'm sure more things get ported, too. MS being a cloud provider, I wonder a bit about ARM devices streaming huge apps (Visual Studio, games, etc.) run remotely as another way to sidestep their legacy troubles.
 

daglesj

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Erm do people really care about this right now? If I was most major tech corporations I'd be shelving a lot of these types of product.

Cheap, cheerful and repairable will be the future for a while.
 

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