Microsoft has this week announced the launch of its latest Windows on ARM development kit in the form of the Project Volterra ARM based mini PC. The unveiling was made during this week’s Build 2022 event and has been launched to provide Windows developers with the ability to support a wide-ranging scenarios providing flexibility and more.
Microsoft explains that they “are always evolving the platform to support new and emerging hardware platforms and technologies, such as GPUs that render an app’s user experiences, Wi-Fi and cellular chipsets that ensure devices are always connected, and CPUs including MIPS, x86, Alpha, Itanium, and x64.”
Project Volterra ARM based mini PC
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