Microsoft announces Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC powered 'Always Connected PC'

The best Android processors are coming to Windows PCs, and it could change laptops forever

Qualcomm today (Dec. 5) took the wraps off the Snapdragon 845, its next mobile platform that will no doubt power the next batch of flagship Android smartphones coming our way in 2018. The company claims that will hit Intel where it hurts in the battery life department, but it's easy to predict that these Windows 10 on ARM PCs won't have the horsepower you can get with Intel's processors.

At the Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm announced a new "Always Connected PC" in partnership with Microsoft. Last but not least, one big advantage the Snapdragon 835 chip offers is a built-in LTE antenna that will be invaluable to users on the go, who don't have a problem with adding another device to their data plan.

The HP ENVY x2 combines the best of Windows and with the smartphone freedom.

The ASUS NovaGo is being touted as the first Gigabit LTE laptop that is able to efficiently stay connected while lasting all day - up to 22 hours. The Envy has a similarly sized 12-inch display, though its 1,920 x 1,280 resolution isn't as sharp as the MacBook, and to be fair the Envy is more of a tablet convertible while the Macbook is a more traditional laptop. The model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage runs to $799. The tablet PC comes with cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity onboard.

HP didn't provide any pricing information for the Envy x2, but it did say that customers can expect to buy it next spring.

The device is just 6.9mm thin and 1.54 pounds, it has 8GB of LPDDR4X PoP RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. Both devices will ship with Windows 10S, but ASUS and HP are offering free upgrades to Windows 10 Pro before September 30, 2018.

All the promises that are made by the two tech giants are an indication of great future for innovation in the tech industry. PC market is not falling it is just the beginning of an ERA.

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