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2-in-1 convertibles based on Qualcomm's PC-centric Snapdragon Mobile Platforms have been few and far between up until this point. Qualcomm and Microsoft kicked off the "Always Connected" Windows 10 PC initiative back in late 2016 with the Snapdragon 835 and followed up with the Snapdragon 850. This weekend, we're learning of a new entry into the sparse field with the Huawei MateBook E 2019. Huawei's first ARM-based laptop comes with some pretty impressive specs. The thin and light machine has a 12-inch 400-nit display with a resolution of 2160x1440 and it has a kickstand to hold up the tablet portion (Microsoft Surface style). You can also attach a keyboard to the MateBook E 2019,... Read more...
Microsoft and Qualcomm are really pushing to get customers interested in ARM-powered Windows 10 machines. There’s no question that the Windows 10 scene is currently dominated by x86-64 processors from Intel and AMD, but ARM-powered systems promise to offer enough muscle for consumers to handle everyday tasks while delivering unmatched battery life. But in order to win customers over, there needs to be an abundance of native apps for the Windows 10 on ARM platform to deliver on the performance front. To that end Mozilla announced today that it has released a beta of the native ARM64 version of its popular Firefox browser. That means that if you’re running a Windows 10 device that... Read more...
On paper, the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon) laptop doesn't seem to stand out much, save for perhaps the somewhat unique system processor under its hood. Regardless, as an affordable, always-on, always-connected convertible PC with middle-of-the-road specs and benchmark scores (more on this later), you might be forgiven for thinking that there's little reason for this machine to be remarkable in any significant way. And yet, the Lenovo Yoga C630 is impressive indeed. This machine is always connected (with a mobile data plan), it boots up (and shuts down) almost instantly, it breezes through typical office tasks, streams YouTube and Netflix videos with nary a stutter (on both... Read more...
Rumors were circulating last summer that Microsoft was at work on a HoloLens 2 that was supposed to launch in Q1 2019. At the time, that rumor claimed the next HoloLens was supposed to be lighter, more comfortable, and have improved holographic displays. A new rumor circulating now claims that the next-generation device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform. This chipset is not entirely new, and there are devices on the market already that use it including the Lenovo Yoga C630 and the Samsung Galaxy Book 2. Qualcomm was recently in the news for rolling out its Snapdragon 8cx chipset, and some might wonder why that won't be the SoC for the next-gen HoloLens. Word... Read more...
Samsung on Thursday announced the Galaxy Book 2, a new always on and "Always Connected" PC (ACPC) built for all-day productivity. It's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 mobile platform, which Qualcomm purpose-built for these kinds of devices with a claimed 30 percent performance uplift compared to previous generation ACPCs powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC. The Galaxy Book 2 is one of a relatively new breed of 2-in-1 devices wielding ARM hardware underneath hood and running Windows 10 S. There's an obvious raw performance trade off versus building a 2-in-1 around a burlier x86 chip, but these devices purportedly offer multi-workday (not just all day) battery life, in this case to the tune... Read more...
Back in early June, Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 850 Mobile Platform, which will form the basis for second-generation "Always Connected" Windows 10 PCs. As expected, Lenovo is the first out of the gate with a new 2-in-1 convertible based on Snapdragon 850, which shouldn't come as a surprise given that it was part of the freshman class with the Snapdragon 835-powered Miix 630. This year, however, Lenovo is launching the Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon). Thanks to the Snapdragon 850 processor running the show, Lenovo is promising a 30 percent boost in overall performance compared to the previous-generation Snapdragon 835. We've seen some early benchmarks that show some performance... Read more...
Back in early June, Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon 850 Mobile Platform that will power second-generation "Always-Connected" Windows 10 PCs. The first generation of Windows 10 convertibles are currently on the market from ASUS, HP and Lenovo running Snapdragon 835 processors. Qualcomm has promised a 30 percent boost in system performance for Snapdragon 850 versus its predecessor, but how will that play out in the real world? Well, some leaked Geekbench scores have made their way to the internet that reportedly come from an unannounced Lenovo device that is powered by Snapdragon 850. For reference, the Snapdragon 835-powered ASUS NovaGo achieves single- and multi-core scores of... Read more...
It seems as though many enthusiasts have Andromeda fever. And by Andromeda, we mean Microsoft's supposed upcoming ARM-powered dual-screen Surface device. Andromeda has been rumored for quite some time, and Surface Chief Panos Panay even fueled the rumormill with a cryptic tweet late last month. However, enthusiasts also know that Microsoft is prone to cancelling projects -- ahem, Courier -- which has sparked some to even file petitions urging the company to spare Andromeda. A new insider report suggests that Andromeda has [thankfully] not been canceled, but that the project is getting a major overhaul before its eventual release. "At this time, the software and hardware... Read more...
When Microsoft and Qualcomm announced "Always Connected" Windows 10 PCs back in late 2016, it was revealed that the first shipping systems would be powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor. The first generation of convertibles laptops have shipped from the likes of ASUS, HP and Lenovo with that processor platform on board, but a new generation will soon be upon us and today out at Computex, Qualcomm has unveiled new silicon technology to enable them. Powering this new breed of devices will be Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform. The Snapdragon 850 is a dedicated SKU that will only be employed in thin and light laptop devices and convertibles, so don't expect any new flagship... Read more...