New Microsoft Surface Pro X documents suggest an imminent launch

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Microsoft may be set to release a new Surface Pro X running Windows 11 at its Surface event on September 22 on ARM this month.

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The latest news comes from Energy Star certification for a new Microsoft Windows Surface Pro X device, which states that it can run both Windows 10 and Windows 11, on a Qualcomm Snapdragon SQ2 processor with eight cores and 16 threads. Its going on.

While most of the information contained in the certification relates to the power consumption of the device (for obvious reasons) there are a few things worth noting beyond the basic specifications for the device.

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At the bottom of the listing, the certification lists a certification date of August 5, 2021, with an “available on market date” of September 7, 2021, which was apparently two weeks earlier. This is probably the early date the device was submitted for certification when the device could be on the market.

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Microsoft first announced the September 22 event on September 1, so soon after the Surface Pro X was certified by Energy Star, although it is doubtful that Microsoft was specifically for Energy Star to announce its latest device. Waiting for the green light to be given.

Analysis: Windows 11 Can’t Run On Zen 1, But It Will Run On ARM

There has been much controversy surrounding the system requirements for Windows 11, especially around which processors are capable of running it.

Officially, Microsoft says you’ll need an AMD Gen 2 or eighth-generation Intel processor (with some allowances for Microsoft devices running on seventh-generation Intel chips), though you can run the newer operating system on the older chip. Feel free to try running. , at your own risk, when the OS launches on October 5.

So it will be interesting to see how well the new OS runs on the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon. Windows on ARM has had a rocky road over the years, primarily as 64-bit Windows 10 operating systems have attempted to capture some of the energy-efficient goodness offered by ARM processors, which have traditionally been more lightweight. Used in mobile devices such as phones and tablets.

ARM processors had major compatibility issues with a lot of popular Windows 10 apps, however, that really kept Windows 10 on ARM from taking off. A lot of those compatibility issues are resolved now that ARM chips can run 64-bit apps, but Windows 10 has gotten some wind on ARM’s sails in recent years.

A new Surface Pro X running Windows 11 on ARM might just be the gust of wind that Microsoft needs to reset and get its Windows back on ARM usage.

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