To date, Apple can boast of maximum success in promoting the ARM architecture in the personal computer segment, whose solutions occupy 90% of the segment. Other manufacturers according to analysts counterpoint researchwill also actively adopt the ARM architecture, which will increase its share in the PC segment from currently around 14% to 25% by 2027.
Of course, as the authors of the forecast note, support for popular operating systems and applications such as Windows and Office365 will significantly affect the pace of expansion of ARM-compatible laptops. By the end of this year, processors with ARM architecture can take 15% of the market in the PC segment, next year their share will grow to 18%, and already in 2025 they will break the 21% mark. At the same time, they will push both Intel and AMD products, as the latter’s share will drop from 68% to 60% by 2027, and the latter from 16.7% to 14.4%.
The strengths of processors with Arm architecture include both flexibility in configuring function blocks during design and low power consumption. The first property allows you to create highly specialized processors, sharpened to perform a specific set of tasks. The second allows the creation of compact devices with high autonomy in terms of power supply. Arm-compatible processors often create hybrid laptops and tablets that have decent battery life and are thin. Finally, ultra-compact computers that connect to a USB port and resemble a flash drive or modem in dimensions will also gain popularity.
Counterpoint Research considers virtual and augmented reality devices to be another promising area of application for processors with the ARM architecture. In this case, it is necessary to combine high autonomy with decent performance, and in such a comparison processors with Arm architecture have few equals.