Lenovo’s Project Limitless is a 5G laptop with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx

Always-connected PCs with support for cellular data have been a thing for a while… and so have Windows computers with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. But Lenovo and Qualcomm’s new “Project Limitless” is the first portable computer with 5G connectivity baked in. It’s also the first with a Snapdragon 8cx 5G, Qualcomm’s most powerful mobile chip to […]

Does the wireless carrier landscape limit appeal of “always connected” PCs?

Tech companies have been working toward delivering “always on,” and “always connected” computers for years. Now they’re kind of here… but it’s unclear how big a market there is for them. The first Windows 10 on ARM computers with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips started shipping earlier this year and promised super-long battery, quick resume from […]

Upcoming “Cheza” Chromebook is a 2-in-1 tablet with Snapdragon 845

There are Android smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chips, and soon there will be Windows laptops and tablets powered by the same processor (or one very much like it anyway). So what’s next? A 2-in-1 Chromebook with a detachable keyboard, apparently. About Chromebooks spotted Chromium source code commits pointing to an upcoming device that matches […]

Sprint (temporarily) removes biggest pain point for always-connected PCs with free data

Microsoft and its PC-making partners really want “Always Connected PCs” to be a thing. That’s the label Microsoft applies to Windows 10 computers with built-in support for 4G LTE and the ability to receive data even when the system is sleeping. In other words, they’re PCs with smartphone-like features including the ability to receive email […]

Now you can order an Asus NovaGo convertible with Windows on ARM (if that’s something you want to do)

The Asus NovaGo is a 13.3 inch convertible laptop with a touchscreen display, a fingerprint reader, 4G LTE support, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It’s also the second Windows 10 computers you can buy that features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which means you can expect extra-long battery life, always-connected capabilities, and… lackluster […]

AMD and Qualcomm partner on Ryzen-powered PCs with Snapdragon LTE modems

The first “Always Connected” PCs with Qualcomm Snapdragon chip are on the way. But it turns out not all of those always-connected device will feature Snapdragon 835 processors. AMD has announced it’s partnering with Qualcomm to enable high-performance mobile computers featuring AMD Ryzen processors and Qualcomm Snapdragon LTE modems. You won’t necessarily get the same […]

Asus unveils NovaGo convertible laptop with Snapdragon 835, Gigabit LTE

Asus has introduced its first Windows 10 computer powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s called the Asus NovaGo, and at first glance it’s easy to mistake for one of the company’s current line of Flip-style convertible notebooks. But under the hood, the NovaGo features Qualcomm’s most powerful mobile processor to date, complete with […]

Qualcomm introduces “Always Connected PC” platform with Windows 10 + Snapdragon

The first Windows 10 PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips are coming soon. Qualcomm says these new “Always Connected PCs” will be able to run the full Windows experience, but they’ll take advantage of smartphone-like features including lower power consumption which enables long battery life and slim designs as well as always-connected features so that […]

Will Windows 10 run on NVIDIA Tegra, Samsung Exynos, or MediaTek chips

Microsoft has been working with Qualcomm and PC makers to develop Windows 10 software that will run on low-power computers with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors. Unlike the now-defunct Windows RT, Windows 10 on ARM will be able to run just about any Windows application including those designed to run on x86 chips. That’s because ARM-based […]