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First Windows 11 on Arm laptops arrive with Microsoft's Pluton chip. Here's why it matters

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Here we go again but this time it is for security using hardware and firmware. Microsoft failed with Surface RT (Windows on Arm) because they wanted everyone to buy a product that could not do email in POP 3 or IMAP until nine months later. I sold mine after a few weeks in Jan 2013 the month after they debuted. Then years later with Windows 10 mobile they had it right but could not pay for Apps or do them themselves so they were unable to compete with iOS and Android phones. We owned them right to the end and loved them and the interface. Fail. Now they have the Surface Pro X with Arm Architecture and it is failing from neglect just like the phones for lack of programs and Apps? What is Microsoft thinking? They have been throwing out half finished products hoping no one would notice? Do they honestly believe they can break into any established market and not operate at a loss until they get it right and the customer base sees value added, not value subtracted, by getting their products.

Could the security here get it right? 2025 is approaching fast and there is an implied necessity of windows users fpr personal and business will have to buy new computers/hardware then if it does not run Windows 11.


"Lenovo's ThinkPad X13s is the first Windows on Arm PC to come with Microsoft's Pluton security processor.

The first Arm-based laptops with Microsoft's Pluton security co-processor have arrived in the form of Lenovo's new ThinkPad X13s, which features Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chipset.     

Microsoft started talking about its Pluton dedicated security chip in November 2020 and predicted it would take a few years to arrive in PCs. In January 2022, the company announced Pluton would come with Lenovo's AMD Ryzen-6000 ThinkPad Z series laptops; now Pluton is coming to Lenovo's newest laptop with an Arm-based mobile chipset from Qualcomm. 

Lenovo's AMD laptops with Pluton will ship in May, while the ThinkPad X13s with the Pluton processor was just announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) and will be available in April from $1,099 in the US through AT&T and Verizon, according to ZDNet's sister site CNET. Both laptops are aimed at the business market."

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