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Microsoft's HoloLens is running on an Intel Atom chipset

Microsoft's HoloLens is running on an Intel Atom chipset

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Nothing that costs $3,000 should have an Atom chip in it

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When Microsoft revealed the specs for the HoloLens back in February, it didn't give out any details on the processor powering the headset, so Windows Central decided to run AIDA64 Mobile and find out for itself.

  • 1.04Ghz Intel Atom x5-Z8100 64-bit CPU
  • Intel Airmont (14nm)
  • 16,500mWh battery

It's interesting that the HoloLens has 64-bit capabilities but the OS is only 32-bit (although the current model is only a dev kit and is likely to change before we get an official version). The Microsoft HoloLens comes with a paltry 2GB of RAM, 32GB of flash storage, and costs $3,000 if you want to get your hands on one.