Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon Chip For Microsoft Windows Laptopsby Ajinkya December 6, 2017
American company Qualcomm is the top name in mobile processor space. Most flagship smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8, HTC U11, Nokia 8, Pixel 2 are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC (System on Chip). These chipsets are known for performance, stability, and optimised battery life. Now, partnering with Microsoft, Qualcomm is entering the laptop market. Starting with its first Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform.
With this new processor, Qualcomm promises to solve the biggest issue faced by the laptop users. You guessed it right, the battery life. The chip-maker claims that its power-efficient processors will break the single-day battery life barrier. Majority of ultrabooks based on Intel processors offer battery life of 12 to 13 hours. But, Qualcomm powered laptops can last for a few days on a single charge.
Qualcomm has achieved such power efficiency by integrating all the components such as CPU, GPU, DSP onto a single die (chip). It also uses the industry leading 10nm fabrication process. In short, using is smartphone expertise to the PC market. The American company says that you don’t even have to power down the laptop to conserve battery. It can be always-on, syncing your data with the cloud. The Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform will use low-power state called Connected Standby to make sure you do not miss any notification. These devices will feature in-build 4G modem to deliver seamless connectivity on-the-go.
Since the chip and board are compact, it will lead to sleek designs. With little heat generated by the processors, laptop manufacturers can build PCs without noisy fans. On the software front, you will get Windows 10.