Microsoft bet against Intel with its new Surfaces and lost
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Microsofts latest Surface hardware is now out in the world, and its clear that the biggest gamble that the company took with this years models a move away from Intels market-dominating processors hasnt quite panned out.
The focus on non-Intel chips was a big part of Microsofts 2019 Surface announcement. The company went out of its way to highlight the new, co-engineered Ryzen Surface Edition processor for the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3, which was optimized specifically for Microsofts design. And the ARM-powered Surface Pro X, with a next-generation design and a custom variant of Qualcomms Snapdragon 8cx chip, was supposed to represent the future of the Surface.
Unfortunately, the reviews are in, and experience has shown that…