Qualcomm Makes the Snapdragon 845 Official, Talks 5G

Microsoft and Qualcomm promise once/week charging for Always Connected Windows 10 PCs

Here are the first Windows on Qualcomm Snapdragon PCs

These type of PCs, such as the ones from HP and ASUS are running Windows 10 on ARM, and they can deliver all-day battery life, better security, and much more.

But if PCs running on ARM processors wasn't enough of a shot at Intel, AMD took to the stage next, announcing its own partnership with Qualcomm. We've already detailed the finer points and pitfalls of Qualcomm's ambition, but now we can see if the company can make it stick with a new pair of devices from Asus and HP. Both devices will ship with Windows 10S, but ASUS and HP are offering free upgrades to Windows 10 Pro before September 30, 2018. It has some edge over the Intel-powered laptops. The Envy X2 is very similar to numerous Surface Pro types of computers that already exist, while the NovaGo feels just like any other budget to midrange laptop.

As a result, first impressions from the new devices aren't hugely different from any other Windows 10 device. Not only will that put less stress on your back and shoulders as you carry it around, you'll get a bigger 12.3-inch display with a WUXGA 1920 x 1280 resolution display to boot. Frost didn't mention a stylus, but the machine was pictured with such a pen attached to its case, so it probably supports Windows Ink. At the launch, three designs were briefly announced from HP, Acer, and Lenovo, from which the HP Envy x360 with the Ryzen 5 2500U is now available for sale (we're awaiting our review sample).

What's more, with the lofty promise of a 20 hour battery life and the fact that it's actually lighter than an iPad Pro, this could well be the Windows 10 tablet to rival - and potentially replace - Apple's ever-popular iPad. It also says that the built-in LTE connectivity will provide significantly faster speeds than other now available LTE-equipped Windows 10 computers.

Today during Qualcomm's Tech Summit keynote, Microsoft and Qualcomm unveiled the first Always Connected PCs powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processors. Qualcomm's top-of-the-line processor are used in many flagship phones, including Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, Google's Pixel 2 and the OnePlus 5T.

According to Myerson, Always Connected PCs enable a new culture of work, since they are instantly on, provide great battery life and are always connected to the Internet.

We expect to hear more about the Snapdragon 845 tomorrow, so stay tuned for more.

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