Desktop and laptop hardware, based on Arm processors, is available with different operating systems including Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS.
Windows Dev Kit 2023 is for software developers creating Windows applications for Arm.
Windows on Arm laptops can also be used for software development.
Chromebooks with Arm processors can also be used for software development. A recent 2-in-1 with good performance is the Acer Spin 513 . The Lenovo Duet 3 and Duet 5 are popular detachable Chromebooks.
Both Windows and ChromeOS have a Linux subsystem which can be used for software development tasks. Read WSL for Windows on Arm to learn more.
Some single board computers have enough performance to implement Linux based desktop computers. The Pinebook and Pinebook Pro are good examples of these. The Raspberry Pi 400 is powered by a Raspberry Pi 4b module.
A popular alternative to using local hardware is to use a virtual machine in the cloud. Most cloud service providers offer Arm-based instances.
Read Get started with Arm based servers to learn more.