It has taken a long time, but now becomes Qualcomm’s promise of favorable Windows notebooks with mobile radio modem Realitat: Samsung Galaxy Book Go with Snapdragon 7C should be from 10. June in this country for 450 euros come to the shop. The Snapdragon 7C is an ARM processor with two performance and six efficiency cores as well as the integrated graphics unit Adreno 618. Samsung uses him in the overworked Gen-2 variant with some high clock rates. Nevertheless, he should get along without active cooling and thus work the Galaxy Book Go thus noiselessly.
The only intended equipment variant of the almost 1.4 kilograms of heavy 14-inch notebooks with Full HD screen offers close 128 GB of EMMC storage space and magger 4 GB of memory, but also a LTE modem. At runtime, Samsung does not provide information. There are three USB sockets, two of which can come in type C format. USB-3.Loud data sheet creates only one of them; The other two USB sockets only speak lame USB 2.0. The WLAN module is working with two Wi-Fi-5 streams (IEEE 802.11AC).
Because the Snapdragon processor uses the arm – instead of the X86 instruction set in the Windows world, many existing Windows applications run only in an emulation layer that eats a lot of performance. Own benchmarks with Snapdragon 7C we could not perform yet, but even the loud data sheet of flotter coarse brother Snapdragon 8cx could not help himself with fame.
So far, only ALTER 32-bit X86 Software: Microsoft has an extension of the emulation layer by 64-bit software at the end of 2020, this function has so far only in the context of the Windows Insider beta program. Therefore, such applications do not even run on productive systems.
In view of this showstoppers, Windows-on-poor-generated Qualcomm processors continued to be a niche as a niche, which is made up of Samsung in this country: Auber the new Galaxy Book Go with Snapdragon 7C Sell Koreans since mid 2020 also the Galaxy Book S with Snapdragon 8CX. The latter CPU is also used in Yoga 5G, but Lenovo does not sell this device in Europe. In the Surface Pro X, 8CX derivatives, which Microsoft is marketed under its own names SQ1 and SQ2.
With Snapdragon 7C, there was so far only the Acer Chromebook Spin 513, in which other framework conditions prevail: Chromeos relies heavily on web applications and has no legacy applications – because the processor architecture has a much lower relevance.
Currently it is open as it will continue with Windows on Arm (WOA). Although Microsoft and Qualcomm are committed to the platform, but also the above-mentioned still missing 64-bit emulation also goes the processor’s thrust: The SnapDragon 8CX was announced at the end of 2018 at the end of 2018 and the Snapdragon 7C at the end of 2019 – without high-quality printers.
A potential bright spot is the fact that Qualcomm has taken the promising startup nuvia. In concrete processors, however, the know-how becomes added only spat will be manifested: patterns are to be delivered in the second year 2022; In the trade, this enabled products will probably only appear 2023. And Arms Young Configured Cortex X2 Core with Armv9 inner Life are likely to be too fresh as to find them 2022 coarse spread.
Microsoft supports interested developers from summer 2021 in turn with a broken-down hardware devkit, so that more native arm software for Windows appears. This step is undoubtedly to be buried to escape the hen-egg dilemma. However, he is very spat: The first Windows on-poor devices have already been presented in Anno 2017; All up-to-date devices with 7C or 8CX already belonged to the third WOA generation…