Qualcomm and Microsoft to Launch ‘Always Connected Personal Computers’

Published By : 06 Dec 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

In a bid to upgrade personal computers, Qualcomm and Microsoft have joined hands to launch what is being dubbed as ‘always connected Personal Computers’. It will be a Windows platform that will be powered by Snapdragon 835 and as such the device will incorporate the best of both personal computers and mobile phones. This has been a much needed move as personal computers are losing relevance and the world is going increasingly mobile.

The Platform to Utilize RISC Architecture

These devices are always connected, light and thin, switched on instantly and once charged, it does not need charging for a very long period of time. Snapdragon 835 will power these personal computers and instead of running an OS or any other Android, these personal computers will be operating on fully functional desktop OS such as Windows 10 S. Snapdragon 835 is found in OnePlus5T and Samsung’s Galaxy S8.

This arrangement between Microsoft and Snapdragon is hypothetically very promising. While Snapdragon 835 is a very powerful platform for mobile phones, Windows 10 S was optimized by Microsoft so that it could blend with this platform completely.

Snapdragon 835 is based on the architecture of reduced instruction set computing (RISC). This architecture is power-efficient and meant to perform some specific tasks. Most of the mobile phones have RISC architecture.

With such a combination of RISC optimized Microsoft Windows 10 S and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, they believe that they have the platform that would unfailingly deliver to the promise of always connected personal computers.

HP and Asus have already launched devices that are powered by Snapdragon 835.

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