Three years ago, Qualcomm announced their Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform chipsets which powered their first generation of Always on, Always Connected PCs. Today at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, they are announcing three new tiers of Always connected PC chipsets, with the goal being that there is now an Always Connected PC for everyone.
All three tiers offer Windows 10 enterprise support, biometric authentication cellular connectivity, and GPS.
Starting with the entry-level, is the 7c. According to Qualcomm, it offers 20% better system performance over competing solutions, as well as twice the battery life of competing solutions in this pricing tier.
For the mainstream, there is the 8c which offers a 30% performance boost over the 850 Mobile Compute Platform.
Last but not least is the 8cx 5G Compute Platform which is focused on the premium tier for Always connected PCs. The 8cx chipset promises extreme performance, extreme battery life, and extreme connectivity.
With this move to three tiers, it’s clear that Qualcomm is committed to growing a stronger market share for their Always connected PCs. The inclusion of a new entry-level tier is especially good news for those interested in getting an Always connected PC on a budget.
Disclaimer: Our travel to the Snapdragon Summit was sponsored by Qualcomm. All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.