Windows 10 on Arm: Now Asus Snapdragon machine shows up on benchmark tests

Asus and HP appear to be making Windows 10 on Arm hardware with at least 4GB of RAM.

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Microsoft and Qualcomm are planning on launching a number of Windows 10 PCs running on Snapdragon 835 chips by the end of the year.

And there's now more evidence Microsoft and its Windows 10 Arm-chip hardware partners are getting closer to launching the new devices. The first are set to come from ASUS, HP, and Lenovo as Microsoft announced earlier this year.

Last week HP leaked a few details of its likely Windows 10 Arm machine, which looks set to come with a 12-inch display and either 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

Microsoft has been working on x86 emulator for Arm to allow x86 apps to run on Arm devices.

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The new benchmark results suggest Microsoft and its Windows 10-on-Arm partners are getting closer to launching new devices.

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German website WinFuture has now spotted a 13-inch ASUS model codenamed TP370QL on Geekbench 4 results. Details in the results suggest the device will have 4GB of RAM and that it is running on a Qualcomm processor, which presumably is the Snapdragon 835.

The single-core and multi-core scores of 818 and 3174, respectively, are not particularly impressive compared with recent benchmarks for Android devices running on a Snapdragon 835. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 for example has a single-core score of 1963.

However, there's not enough information to conclude that this figure represents the eventual performance of Windows 10 on Arm, or even the laptop that Asus ends up releasing.

The devices will become part of what Microsoft, Intel and Qualcomm refer to as "always connected" due to LTE modems from the two chip giants. Microsoft also hopes these models will provide improved battery life.

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The Geekbench figures aren't enough to draw conclusions about the eventual performance of Windows 10 on Arm.

Image: Geekbench, Primate Labs

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