Microsoft Thinks Windows On Arm Will Best Apple’s macOS On M-Series Chips

Apple’s move away from Intel to its own M-series chips has taken the Mac to a whole new level, especially for those who buy laptops. They’re fast and sip battery, and now Microsoft believed that it might finally have the answer.

According to a report by The Verge, Microsoft believes that upcoming Qualcomm chips will give Apple a run for its money.

The Snapdragon X Elite chips are set to offer a huge performance boost over previous attempts to run Windows on Arm.

In fact, The Verge says that Microsoft thinks that Qualcomm can compete with Apple’s latest M3-powered Macs.

Microsoft is so confident in these new Qualcomm chips that it’s planning a number of demos that will show how these processors will be faster than an M3 MacBook Air for CPU tasks, AI acceleration, and even app emulation. Microsoft claims, in internal documents seen by The Verge, that these new Windows AI PCs will have “faster app emulation than Rosetta 2” — the application compatibility layer that Apple uses on its Apple Silicon Macs to translate apps compiled for 64-bit Intel processors to Apple’s own processors.

Microsoft is already thought to be ready to ship new Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 machines with Qualcomm’s chips inside, ditching the Intel Core Ultra chips for the first time.

Microsoft will be holding an AI PC event on May 20, so it’s possible that we could learn more about these new devices then.

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