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Will you buy a desktop or laptop that runs on Arm chips?

Survey period: 7 Sep 2020 to 14 Sep 2020

Windows 10 is already on Arm and macOS is moving there this year. Will you be buying an Arm machine?

Probably. They seem to make sense for me364.43
I'm waiting to see what new hardware is coming out10412.79
No - I don't think Arm computers are there yet.14217.47
Definitely not10312.67
The decision isn't mine. I use what I'm given415.04
I really don't care about the chipset. Price, performance, battery life, compatibility etc are all that matter.34442.31

GeneralProbably Not, But... Pin
Rick York11-Sep-20 12:25
mveRick York11-Sep-20 12:25 
GeneralRaspberry Pi setups looking for the option - already have Pin
maze38-Sep-20 23:22
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GeneralApple Silicon is coming Pin
KarstenK7-Sep-20 21:59
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GeneralI don't think the SOFTWARE is there yet PinPopular
trønderen7-Sep-20 11:10
Membertrønderen7-Sep-20 11:10 
ARM is a great architecture. But I use too much legacy software, available only in binary versions which, as far as I know, will run on an ARM. Some of it requires hardware specific I/O drivers.

When Mac switched from M68K to Intel chips, they made a great job of emulating MC68K on the Intel to make legacy applications run. The day I can run all binary Win64, Win32 and ... hold your breath: ... Win16 applications, and run VS for developing C# and C++ applications for both IA64 and x86 architectures (as well as for ARM), I might consider switching to ARM. That day hasn't come yet.

And I think they should rename their GPU architecture Low Energy Graphics. I'd love to pay an arm and a leg if I could get a machine with an ARM and a LEG. Smile | :)
GeneralArm Desktop Pin
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Randor 9-Sep-20 3:06
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GeneralDoesn't matter Pin
Amarnath S7-Sep-20 2:30
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GeneralI don't know ... Pin
Sandeep Mewara7-Sep-20 2:23
mvaSandeep Mewara7-Sep-20 2:23 
GeneralMissing option! PinPopular
Johnny J.6-Sep-20 21:27
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Slow Eddie9-Sep-20 3:33
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GeneralIf... Pin
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