Engadget Podcast: Understanding Windows on ARM and Apple Silicon

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After Cherlynn’s review of the Snapdragon-powered Lenovo Flex 5G laptop was published this week, our hosts decided to take a deeper look at Windows on ARM. Between buggy performance and confusion over app compatibility, there’s a lot to unpack. Then, Devindra and Cherlynn look at Apple Silicon and the challenges that might be in the company’s way as it makes its two-year transition to ARM. Will an ARM-based Macbook be powerful enough for the most demanding users? Then, as usual, we share what we’ve been working on and relaxing with, and offer entertainment recommendations you should check out.

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Engadget · Understanding Windows on ARM and Apple Silicon



  • What’s up With Wednesday’s Big Twitter Hack? – 1:32

  • Lenovo Flex 5G/Windows on ARM – 6:51

  • What Does This Mean for MacOS on ARM? – 23:13

  • In Other News…– 32:39

  • Working On – 39:19

  • Picks – 43:37


Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar

Producer: Ben Ellman

Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien