Microsoft launches the first Arm-powered desktop PC under the Microsoft brand

Microsoft’s own brand PCs are currently mainly the Microsoft Surface series. Although this series also use ARM processors, it is not a PC after all. The new device launched by Microsoft looks like an Intel NUC. The appearance is very simple and compact, but the interfaces provided are very rich to meet the needs of users. Codenamed Project Volterra, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has a built-in neural network computing unit to provide superior performance. Although ordinary users can buy it, this device is mainly for developers, emphasizing rich development environment support and powerful computing power.

At present, the device is known to have an Ethernet interface, 3 x USB 3.0, miniDP interface, 2 x USB-C interface, use NVMe SSD, and a cooling fan. It is indeed a good idea to add a cooling fan to such a small size. After all, for developers, sometimes the hardware may be under high load when running data. In terms of processors, we only know that a certain Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is used, but it is not clear whether it is the Snapdragon 8xx processor or the Snapdragon 8c series. Microsoft also specifically emphasized that this device is made of environmentally friendly recycled materials, and the plastic casing is made of plastic particles collected and extracted from the ocean.

The device will be available later this year, and Microsoft has yet to disclose the price.