In PC comeback, ARM will battle Intel in Chromebooks and Windows 10



ARM tried to break into the PC market but had a disastrous outing starting with Linux-based smartbooks and then tablets with Windows RT.

But ARM is launching a comeback in PCs, and the third time could be a charm. ARM chips could emerge as a threat to Intel’s x86 as super thin laptops get smartphone-like usability with cellular connectivity and long battery life.

The comeback for ARM is starting with Chromebooks, with more models hosting the chip architecture. Lenovo’s new N23 Yoga Chromebook — a 2-in-1 with an 11.6-screen — has MediaTek’s quad-core MT8173c chip, based on ARM.

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