Why Qualcomm’s Tech Summit this week mattered

After announcing its plans to enter the PC Windows 10 market at Computex in July, Qualcomm and its partners from ASUS and HP have announced upcoming “always-on” laptops powered by Snapdragon 835, the same chip used in most high-end Android smartphones. This marks an inflexion point in the PC space as two of the most frequent consumer demands might finally be addressed: always-on connectivity and more than a full day of battery life.The benefits of using a Qualcomm chip are the consequence of decades of innovation in smartphones and the relentless drive to drive higher performance per watt. The obsessive power-savings habits of the cellphone industry has made it possible for handsets to be connected and use as little power as possible. Today, many PCs aren’t even updating emails over WIFI when they are closed. Phones do, and Qualcomm’s Always-Connected PC should too.At its Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm has invited two sizable partners: ASUS and HP. Both companies presented upcoming laptops which

Why Qualcomm’s Tech Summit this week mattered

Qualcomm had so much news to share this year that it decided to throw a three-day "Tech Summit" in Hawaii for hundreds of press and analysts. In addition to unveiling the ...

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Engadget

“Always Connected” Windows PCs won’t just use ARM chips as Intel, AMD join the fray

LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too.

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Arstechnica

New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way

MIcrosoft's first Windows on ARM machines have debuted, with a claimed 20-22 hours of battery life, all powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. The post New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Extremetech

ASUS NovaGo Snapdragon Laptop Review: Hands-On

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, ASUS has introduced its first Snapdragon-powered laptop, the ASUS NovaGo (model TP370). It is an always-connected laptop which has built-in Gigabit-class ...

Tue 5 Dec 17 from Ubergizmo

HP Envy x2 Snapdragon Review: Hands-On

HP was one of the OEM partners that has presented a new Snapdragon-powered laptop at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The HP Envy x2 is an extremely thin 12.3-inch laptop built ...

Tue 5 Dec 17 from Ubergizmo

Microsoft shows off Windows PCs that run on Qualcomm chips

 Intel’s stumbles in the mobile arena grew to become Qualcomm’s gains with its Snapdragon platform, but now it appears that Qualcomm intends to upend their dominance in entry-level ...

Tue 5 Dec 17 from TechCrunch

Asus, HP announce ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs with 'all-day' battery life

Microsoft’s partnership with Qualcomm to bring Windows 10 to ARM-powered devices is finally bearing fruit. At Qualcomm’s second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui on Tuesday, ...

Tue 5 Dec 17 from Techspot

These are the first Windows 10 ARM laptops

Earlier today, Qualcomm and Microsoft announced the first Windows 10 devices with ARM-based processors will be arriving early next year. HP, Asus, and Lenovo will all be launching ...

Tue 5 Dec 17 from The Verge

HP Envy x2 hands-on: A Snapdragon-powered, always-on PC

For its first "Always Connected" PC, HP made a pragmatic choice: It stuffed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor into its latest Surface clone, the Envy x2. The result is compelling: ...

Tue 5 Dec 17 from Engadget


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