Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platform will finally and officially be powering the laptops and 2 in 1 convertibles running on top of Microsoft’s Windows OS. This announcement has just come as an expected one in the ongoing Snapdragon summit by Qualcomm.
The company calls this the “always connected PC”, ridding users of their reliance on Wi-Fi and bringing laptops into the 4G LTE era. As well as the more useful implications for portability, the company is also bigging up the security benefits. Rather than hopping onto public Wi-Fi networks that are the most vulnerable to “man in the middle” attacks, private LTE access is more secure. That could be a big win for enterprise users.
Battery life is another major thing Qualcomm raves about. With the new Snapdragon 835 powered devices, you might easily end up with a decent percentage even after a full day of extensive usage.
As for devices, Asus took to the stage to unveil its Nova GO laptop, the world’s first laptop with support for Gigabit LTE data speeds. It supports eSIM and Nano SIM to get users online with 4G, along with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.0 storage, which will feel like very familiar specs to even high-end laptop owners. The Nova GO also boasts up to 22 hours of screen-on-time, 30 days standby, along with Windows Ink and Cortana support. The laptop will start at $599 for the 4GB / 64GB model, and $799 for the 8GB / 238GB model. Other brands are expected to announce similar devices soon.
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