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Qualcomm’s Mobile Processor To Power Windows Personal Computers

The PC ecosystem continues to evolve, and this evolution requires new innovations in an ever-increasing mobile computing world.

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Qualcomm Technologies, which is into wireless telecommunications products and services, has announced that, in a first, Asus, HP and Lenovo are going to develop mobile personal computers (PCs) powered by the company’s Snapdragon 835 mobile processor featuring the X16 LTE modem.

In a statement, Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, said, "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 company is set to produce PCs running a Windows 10 experience with LTE connectivity.

Jerry Shen, chief executive officer, ASUS, said, “The PC ecosystem continues to evolve, and this evolution requires new innovations in an ever-increasing mobile computing world. 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 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 heterogeneous workloads, claims the company.

With an integrated Snapdragon X16 Gigabit LTE modem, devices will be capable of peak download speeds of up to 1Gbps. The Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform will also feature 802.11ac with 2x2 MU-MIMO for optimal Wi-Fi connectivity on the go, added the company.

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. This collaboration offers consumers the best of a mobile computing experience with the best of Windows 10, all in one thin, light, connected device.”