At Computex 2017, mobile chip maker Qualcomm announced its partnership with Microsoft and OEMs like Asus, HP and Dell to build Snapdragon powered PCs in hopes of competing with the largely Nvidia dominated market, thanks to their Tegra line up of SoCs. You might have heard about Qualcomm Snapdragon as it’s being used by most mid range and high end smartphones.
With this next generation PCs, which will have the Snapdragon 835 at the helm, Qualcomm is claiming up to 50 percent more battery life and 4-5x longer standby times vs. equivalent x86 devices. The PCs will also be integrated with Qualcomm’s X16 LTE Modem with up to a gigabit performance. This means it can ride on mobile network signals without having to worry of WiFi connectivity to go online.