Story image

Heavyweights announced to build Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon

01 Jun 17

Qualcomm today announced at Computex 2017 that ASUS, HP and Lenovo are the first original equipment manufacturers to develop mobile PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform featuring the cutting edge X16 LTE modem.

Qualcomm affirms each company is geared up to produce sleek thin and fanless PCs running Windows 10 with ‘unparalleled LTE connectivity’ for an always connected on-the-go experience.

What’s more, each device will be coupled with the 10nm leading node efficiency of the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, meaning they will feature beyond all-day battery life.

"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," says 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 anytime, anywhere creation experiences with up to Gigabit Class LTE connectivity."

The best of ARM architecture and Qualcomm Technologies engineering are able to be combined on the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform with the Windows 10 package, which makes for a new era of hyper mobility to the consumer laptop space.

"The PC ecosystem continues to evolve, and this evolution requires new innovations in an ever-increasing mobile computing world," says Jerry Shen, chief executive officer, 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."

Senior vice president and general manager, of PCs and smart devices in the consumer business segment for Lenovo, Jeff Meredith shares these sentiments.

"Today's PC users want solutions that provide better battery life and the ability to connect anytime, anywhere, while also being lighter and more portable than any other laptop currently available," says Meredith.

”We're excited to work with Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies to bring a whole new class of devices to consumers that will change the future of personal computing."

Some of the features of Snapdragon 835 include superior thermal handling, greater power efficiency, the enablement of fanless designs and peak download speeds of up to 1Gbps.

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

"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."

Kiwis make waves in IoT World Cup
A New Zealand company, KotahiNet, has been named as a finalist in the IoT World Cup for its River Pollution Monitoring solution.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.
Half of companies unable to detect IoT device breaches
A Gemalto study also shows that the of blockchain technology to help secure IoT data, services and devices has doubled in a year.