Qualcomm's Mobile Processor To Power Windows Personal Computers

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Microsoft and Qualcomm have announced a new generation of laptops, which will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 processor at the ongoing Computex 2017 event in Taiwan. "Windows 10 is Windows 10", Don McGuire, a vice president of product marketing at Qualcomm, said in an interview. Well that's about to change thanks to this new partnership.

We're excited about the prospect of new Windows 10 running on Snapdragon 835 but no devices have been announced just yet. In addition to Asus, HP and Lenovo, Microsoft listed Dell, Huawei, Mi and Vaio as partners on Always Connected PCs and eSIM, so presumably those OEMs are developing x86 versions. Such devices are expected to come out later this year with a price range of $400-$700. And though many people have hotspots on their phone, saving phone battery and not forcing users into settings and options menus will make these notebooks even more convenient. In fact, they think they're making the laptop ecosystem better. "ORCRP00017639-topic.html" class="local_link" >ASUS will launch computers later this year running on the San Diego company's top tier Snapdragon processor, which up to now has powered mostly smartphones. PCs will support playback of 4K video with 10-bit color-HEVC encoded-as well as foveated rendering of 3D graphics for better virtual reality performance. Hence the upcoming LG G7 will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor which is yet to be announced. Coupled with the 10nm leading node efficiency of the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, these devices will feature all-day battery life. This means lower power cores can handle tasks leaving the higher clocked, juice hungry, cores idle. I've been using the MateBook X this week during Computex, and the battery life is actually fairly decent for an 1800 Euro ultraportable with a 15W CPU: but there's still a small amount of battery anxiety for sure, especially during network use. Qualcomm claims that buyers should expect around 50% more battery life than they would get on x86 notebooks, and it's also promising standby times that are up to five times longer.

A fundamental reason as to why Windows RT came into existence was the inoperability of mobile hardware (ARM architecture) and full Windows software.

AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac
Apple introduced upgraded MacBook Pros and iMacs yesterday that provide quite the leap in performance and brighter displays. The Kaby Lake processors on the iMacs are clubbed with up to 32GB RAM on the 21.5 inch and 64GB on the 27-inch model .

Now the interface of Windows 10 is not adjustable for smaller screen devices like smartphones which make it hard to use.

Windows PCs usually run on Intel's x86 series of chips. These will be mid-range devices capable of doing a lot of tasks but not everything. We were able to see this demonstrated today in the a controlled development platform and environment. Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 835 compute sku is competitive with Intel's Y chips.

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