Now after powering most of the mobile devices Qualcomm has partnered with Microsoft to make processors for laptops which would run Windows as their OS. Both company confirmed the news at Computex 2017 and also revealed that HP, Lenovo, and Asus will be the first three companies to launch new devices based on the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform. All laptops are expected to be slim, fanless portables along the lines of laptops and 2-in-1s.
The Snapdragon 835 chip, incorporating Qualcomm’s latest X16 LTE modem, forms the basis of the Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform. Qualcomm claims that using the Snapdragon platform will offer a combination of the PC form factor and breadth of software, with features that are standard in smartphones: on-the-go connectivity, light weight, silent operation, long battery life, and no fan.
Most of these system would run on Windows 10, while most other programs can still run seamlessly using emulation for the traditional x86 PC architecture. But there will be a slight performance penalty when using emulation, but that will vary depending on the specific software and usage scenario. According to both companies, there should be no need for end users to do anything differently. Qualcomm also claims that these devices will have greater battery life and also these device can receive notification even in their sleep mode.
These devices will no longer need Wi-Fi to fetch e-mail and catch up on Twitter. Instead, User will be able to get online wherever there’s cellular connectivity. The X16 modem supports up to gigabit LTE connections, too. So as long as their mobile network user will be able go online.While all products will have a SIM card slot, the companies are also pushing the emerging eSIM standard which would allow users to choose a cellular service provider and even top up prepaid accounts using an app on the device rather than swapping SIM cards.
Now users will be able to get a very thin and lite devices which will enable them to access anything online anytime. Pricing of these device are not available at the time but expect them to be near $800.