Project Volterra is NOT the first desktop Windows on ARM device
Microsoft recently announced Project Volterra, their second desktop Windows on ARM device after the QC710, seen in this video at 12:17:
However, a lot of online reporting is falsely claiming this to be Microsoft's first desktop Windows on ARM device. It seems everyone has already forgotten the QC710, which has still been available for months sold directly from the Microsoft store. Both the QC710 and Project Volterra are aimed at developers, but it seems like Project Volterra is getting a bigger marketing push from Microsoft, so perhaps most tech press just genuinely had not heard of the QC710 before.
My time with the QC710 has been fine, though I was unable to upgrade it from Home to Pro until 2022-06-24 and it still hasn't magically acquired hardware virtualization support, but it works well for its purpose of being a desktop WoA device for development and testing. I will probably get Project Volterra too, since it will likely have better specs than the QC710. There's not really much more to say at this point, I just wanted to set the record straight about which device was the first WoA desktop device from Microsoft. Also I am just really excited we're getting Visual Studio as a native ARM64 experience too.
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