Samsung is already betting big on Windows 10 in the PC market, but the company is reportedly working on something that’s even more exciting for Microsoft users.
It’s a new device that would join the Windows on ARM push, only that instead of using a Qualcomm processor, like the rest of the market already using the platform, this new laptop will come with an Exynos chip.
That’s right, Samsung’s very own Exynos processor, which is right now used on mobile devices, could transition to the PC world, according to a recent report, and it would be paired with an AMG GPU for a unique bet in the Windows 10 ecosystem.
The chip that Samsung picked for this new PC is Exynos 2200, and right now, it’s likely to go live in the third quarter. No other specifics are available, but we should hear more about it as we get closer to the release date.
Apple’s own chipset
At first glance, it looks like Samsung is trying to follow in Apple’s footsteps, as the Cupertino-based tech giant has already launched its very own custom ARM chip called M1.
Available on several devices already, Apple’s M1 is specifically praised for performance and battery life, so it’ll be interesting to see if Samsung wants to use a similar strategy or not.
“M1 is the first personal computer chip built using cutting-edge 5-nanometer process technology and is packed with an astounding 16 billion transistors, the most Apple has ever put into a chip. It features the world’s fastest CPU core in low-power silicon, the world’s best CPU performance per watt, the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer, and breakthrough machine learning performance with the Apple Neural Engine,” Apple said.
“As a result, M1 delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU performance, up to 6x faster GPU performance, and up to 15x faster machine learning, all while enabling battery life up to 2x longer than previous-generation Macs. With its profound increase in performance and efficiency, M1 delivers the biggest leap ever for the Mac.”
Samsung is yet to confirm it’s working on a Windows 10 device with its own chip.