Qualcomm representatives talked about the benefits of computers based on Snapdragon processors

02 June 2017
As many have probably already heard, ASUS, HP and Lenovo will soon present to the world the first computers with Snapdragon processors on ARM architecture. Previously, they were used only on smartphones and tablets, but this does not prevent PCs based on them to get a number of significant advantages over competitors. Recall that despite the use of mobile processors, computers on the Snapdragon 835 will run a special version of Windows 10. It is expected that the new platform will support the usual 32-bit programs, both downloaded from the Internet, and installed through the application store Windows Store. The use of a new type of processor also implies a change of motherboards. Qualcomm representatives have already shown a prototype of such board and shared information about its benefits.The picture above shows a prototype of a notebook motherboard designed for Snapdragon 835 processors. It's only 50.4cm², which is almost half the size of the "classic" variants. This means that the notebook chassis will free up additional space for other components, as well as for the installation of a higher-capacity battery. For comparison, in the photo below you can see a traditional laptop motherboard, which is 98.1 cm².It is worth adding that not only the increase in battery capacity will contribute to increased battery life. It is known that Snapdragon processors are characterized by lower power consumption than desktop competitors. As a result, it is expected that the new notebooks on Qualcomm processors will be able to operate without recharging by 50% longer than devices on Intel. Another interesting feature of notebooks based on Snapdragon processors is a feature well known to all owners of modern smartphones. We are talking about the ability to display notifications in "sleep" mode, which is responsible for the built-in SoC X16 LTE-modem. It is known that it will support connections at speeds up to 1 Gbit / s, which will allow it to compete and, perhaps, for many over time to replace the usual WiFi. Timing of the release of devices from ASUS, HP and Lenovo on ARM-processors from Qualcomm are still kept secret. Nevertheless, it is expected that it will not happen before the fourth quarter of 2017.