Qualcomm: OEMs to build Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon

Asus, HP and Lenovo to launch sleek, innovative, fanless devices running Windows 10 powered by the Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform

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Qualcomm: OEMs to build Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon The Snapdragon 835 SoC built into the mobile PC platform features the Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU.
By  Manda Banda Published  June 8, 2017

Qualcomm Technologies Inc, has announced that Asus, HP and Lenovo are the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to develop mobile PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform featuring the X16 LTE modem.

The Snapdragon 835 SoC built into the mobile PC platform features the Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU, Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU and Qualcomm Hexagon 682 DSP, to manage separate heterogenous workloads.

The entire Windows 10 package makes it possible to combine the best of ARM architecture and Qualcomm Technologies engineering on the Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform to bring a cutting edge, hypermobile experience to the consumer laptop space. New PCs will include support for all Windows applications, including Microsoft Office.

"Today's consumers experience mobility in nearly every aspect of their lives and they've come to expect more from their PCs than legacy computing models are able to provide," said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc and president, QCT. "With compatibility for the Windows 10 ecosystem, the Snapdragon mobile PC platform will enable Windows 10 hardware makers to develop next-generation modern device form factors and deliver unparalleled anything, anywhere creation experiences with up to Gigabit Class LTE connectivity."

Each vendor is set to produce sleek, thin and fanless PCs running a Windows 10 experience with unparalleled LTE connectivity for an always connected, on the go experience.

"The PC ecosystem continues to evolve, and this evolution requires new innovations in an ever-increasing mobile computing world," said Jerry Shen, CEO, Asus. "With the Snapdragon mobile PC platform powering our new lineup of Windows 10 devices, our users now can take advantage of new always on, always connected experiences available to them."

The entire Windows 10 package makes it possible to combine the best of ARM architecture and Qualcomm Technologies engineering on the Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform to bring a cutting edge, hypermobile experience to the consumer laptop space. New PCs will include support for all Windows applications, including Microsoft Office.

Matt Barlow, corporate vice president, Windows marketing, Microsoft, said: "We are thrilled that OEMs are sharing our vision to bring the Windows 10 experience to the ARM ecosystem, powered by Qualcomm Technologies."

Barlow added that this collaboration offers consumers something new and that they have been craving - the best of a mobile computing experience with the best of Windows 10, all in one thin, light, connected device.

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