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Snapdragon Dev Kit is a small Windows PC with a Qualcomm processor (for developers)

Chip maker Qualcomm is one of the dominant players in the smartphone space, but the company wants in on the PC space as well. A handful of Windows laptops and tablets with Qualcomm processors have shipped over the past few years, and Qualcomm-powered Chromebooks are just starting to hit the streets. Now Qualcomm has unveiled […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chip is made for Chromebooks and budget Windows laptops

Qualcomm is updating its entry-level laptop processor with a 2nd-gen model that… honestly seems like a pretty modest spec bump. Designed for Chromebook and Windows PCs with long battery life and optional support for 4G LTE, the first devices powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 are expected to ship this summer. The new […]

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Lilbits: Intel Tiger Lake-H reviews, Optane memory H20 coming soon, and Photoshop comes to Windows on ARM

Intel’s 11th-gen, 45-watt laptop processors have arrived, and the embargo on reviews lifted today. The good news is that the new Intel chips really do offer some of the best performance of any x86 processor in this class… when it comes to single-threaded performance. But when it comes to multi-threaded performance, AMD’s Ryzen 5000H series […]

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Lenovo launches new Windows on Snapdragon notebooks with 4G and 5G support in China

Earlier this year Lenovo announced it was developing a new Yoga 5G thin and light laptop with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor and 5G connectivity. Now the company has revealed that the Lenovo Yoga 5G 2021 goes up for pre-order in China on April 30 for 9999 CNY (about $1540). But if that price seems too […]

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Samsung could launch a Windows PC with Exynos CPU and AMD graphics this year

Samsung released its first Windows laptop with an ARM processor last year, but like every other Windows on ARM device released to date it was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The company’s next Windows on ARM PC could be something very different though – according to a report from ZDNet Korea, Samsung is planning […]

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Next-gen Lenovo Yoga 5G laptop with Snadragon 8cx Gen 2 is coming soon

After launching one of the first 5G-ready Windows laptops last year, Lenovo is preparing for round two. The new Lenovo Yoga 5G will be a thin, light, and fanless laptop with a touchscreen display, 360-degee hinge, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor. Lenovo shared the first details about the upcoming laptop in a post […]

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Pipo W12 is a Windows 10 tablet with a Snapdragon 850 chip and 4G LTE for under $500

It’s been more than a year since Chinese PC maker Pipo introduced a Windows 10 tablet with a 12.3 inch display, a detachable keyboard, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor with built-in support for 4G LTE. I’m not sure if the tablet ever went on sale in China, but to the best of my knowledge […]

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Lenovo IdeaPad 5G and 4G laptops with Snapdragon chips coming to select markets (not North America)

Lenovo’s next Windows 10 laptop with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and support for cellular networks is coming this year… to some markets. The Lenovo IdeaPad 5G and Lenovo IdeadPad 4G LTE will hit the streets in select countries later this year, but Lenovo says there are currently no plans to sell these 14 inch laptops […]

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Stupid Lumia 950XL tricks: Now you can run AutoCAD on this obsolete phone

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL was the most powerful smartphone to ship with Windows 10 Mobile when it was released in 2015. But it was also one of the last phones Microsoft ever shipped with the operating system. The Lumia 950 XL has had a interesting afterlife though – now that Windows 10 on ARM […]

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Microsoft brings x64 emulation to Windows on ARM

Windows on ARM was supposed to deliver the best of the both worlds: the low power consumption, long battery life, and always-connected capabilities that come with ARM-based chips, and compatibility with millions of Windows applications. In practice, it’s been more of a mixed bag. Not all Windows applications have been compatible, and performance hasn’t always […]