Project Volterra: Microsoft launches ARM mini PC with 32GB of RAM for developers

Officially called Windows Dev Kit 2023, the device is already on sale in 8 countries. Check out the prices and specifications

this monday (24) Microsoft has released Windows Dev Kit 2023, also known as “Project Volterra”. This is a mini computer equipped with an ARM processor and 32 GB of RAM. It was specifically designed to allow developers to program, run and test Windows applications for the ARM architecture, naturally from a single device.

Mac mini-like stackable design Windows Dev Kit 2023 (Project Volterra) uses recycled plastic extracted from the ocean in its production. The device has multiple connectivity options, including 3 USB-A ports, a mini DisplayPort connection, an Ethernet port, and two USB-C ports.

Windows Dev Kit 2023 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 ARM processor The latest. Completing the chip is a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which Microsoft says is 80 to 90 times faster than CPU tasks involving artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

This extra processing power can be used in routines such as camera frame processing, sound effects, and many other options. There is even a dedicated SDK for easy access to NPU resources.

Other specifications of the device also include 512 GB of fast memory, support for Wi-Fi 6 and up to 3 screens Connected simultaneously, two of them with 4K resolution at 60 Hz.

In its official publication, Microsoft emphasizes that the development ecosystem is ported to ARM architectures. More tools should be available by the end of this year. You can check more details by accessing this link.

Project Volterra launch and pricing

O Windows Dev Kit 2023 costs USD 599 (about R$ 3200) And available to developers since yesterday (24), directly from Microsoft’s website. The mini PC is currently sold in 8 countries: Germany, Australia, Canada, China, USA, France, Japan and the UK. So far, there is no forecast for the start of sales in Brazil.

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