A new challenger to Intel and AMD has just arrived
At Taiwan’s Computex 2017, Qualcomm announced that Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 computers are in the production pipeline. The SoC manufacturing titan also confirmed the first OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) that will be utilizing the SD 835 Mobile PC platform will be ASUS, HP, and Lenovo. Aside from these details, Qualcomm did not disclose concrete information on the development, only adding that they will be implementing a “sleek, thin and fanless” experience, with “beyond all-day battery life” within the Windows 10 user ecosystem.
With the advent of physically smaller, more power efficient (though still computationally weaker) Snapdragon 835 SoCs powering mobile gadgets and desktops, soon we’ll be seeing hybrid devices capable of bringing the combined best of what smartphones and personal computers have to offer. Imagine a power-efficient, always-on laptop capable of achieving 1Gbps LTE speeds (thanks to the SD 835’s X16 LTE modem) with the app accessibility and general convenience of the Windows 10 user experience. Behold, the near-future!