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The HP 2US29AV could be one of the first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops

HP Care lists the SD835 powered laptop. (Source: HP)
HP Care lists the SD835 powered laptop. (Source: HP)
Details of HP's first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop could have just leaked, courtesy of HP Care. The site lists availability of Care Pack services for an yet to be announced HP laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.

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Ever since Microsoft and Qualcomm announced their partnership to enable the full Windows 10 experience on ARM-powered notebooks, there has been speculation about what the purported specifications of such devices could be. Some of those speculations can now be put to rest as we've sighted a listing of what could be HP's first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop, courtesy of the HP Care Pack site.

The HP Care Pack site lists the available Care Pack Services for a model, 2US29AV, along with some specifications. Apparently, the ARM-based laptop will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC supplemented by 4 GB RAM and a 128 GB UFS storage. Winfuture.de reports that this laptop could be configured with up to 8 GB RAM and 256 GB UFS storage. The display would be a 12-incher but there are no details about the resolution, however, it would be safe to assume that these laptops would be enabled for touch and pen input. Geekbench also lists multiple sightings of ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops in its database, with listings going back as early as June 27 and featuring both Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 S variants. This implies that Microsoft and its partners would entice both professional and educational customers with the promise of all day connectivity and hitherto unseen battery life in notebooks.

HP is one of the OEMs alongside Asus and Lenovo that have pledged to release Windows 10 on ARM offerings. Although the initial demos of Windows 10 on ARM showed the ability to run Photoshop CC on a Snapdragon 820, Microsoft maintained that the first ARM-powered laptops would invariably be powered by the Snapdragon 835 and above SoCs.  Microsoft also hinted at the ability of Windows 10 on ARM laptops lasting easily for a couple of days before requiring to recharge. And unlike the failed Windows RT, which was more of a half-baked attempt, Windows 10 on ARM enables full x86 application support via emulation. The first ARM-powered laptops should arrive just in time for the holidays.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-11-14 (Update: 2017-11-14)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.