Qualcomm releases Windows 10 dev kit with 8-inch display

Developers have typically had little choice in the matter when it comes to testing their apps for Windows on Arm. They’ve frequently needed to spend a lot of money on an Arm device like the Surface Pro X, which starts at $899.99.

The QC710 is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c Compute SC7180 processor, which was announced last year.

To put it another way, this isn’t a high-end machine that could take the place of a Mac Mini or other full-fledged desktop. It’s made specifically for developers to test Arm64 apps at an inexpensive price (apps that consumers may then play on more expensive devices like the Surface Pro X).

The majority of Windows PCs and Chromebooks on the market are based on Arm chips, with key products gradually making their way into the consumer marketplace. Lenovo’s $429 Duet 5 Chromebook and Samsung’s $349 Galaxy Book Go are both powered by Qualcomm’s second-generation Snapdragon 7c, which was announced in May.