Qualcomm is rolling out its Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Compute Platform later this summer. Lenovo is one of the first companies to announce forthcoming devices with the budget-friendly chipset aimed at first-line workers and education markets. But while the announcement is new, details are lacking about the chip’s performance.
Mobile computing is undergoing a rapid transition and acceleration due to the 2020 pandemic, but new technology is also driving new use cases. In this new series, Qualcomm and Lenovo talk about how the mobile PC changes and what we can expect in the coming years.
The Surface Pro 7+ for Business (2021) is Microsoft's latest (and hopefully final) spin of its dated Surface Pro design. But that doesn't make it unimpressive. The 11th Gen Intel processor and Xe graphics make it one o the fastest Surface PCs yet, and the optional 4G LTE and removable SSD are icing on the cake. That said, consumers should wait for Surface Pro 8.
Lenovo's new always-connected ARM-based laptop is also the very first to support highspeed 5G connectivity. With excellent performance and very long battery life, the Flex 5G is one of the best Qualcomm-based PCs yet, but it comes at a steep price that most people won't value.
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Qualcomm-powered Always Connected PCs help students in South Africa connect to the internet. The ability to connect directly to LTE networks allows PCs to connect to the web in areas lacking infrastructure.
Along with a slew of announcements for the education market this week, Microsoft debuted the first two PCs to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c platform. Both are targeted at the education market, and they bring LTE for as little as $299.
While Qualcomm is readying the powerful Snapdragon 8cx for always-connected PCs, it turns out it has a cheaper dedicated PC chip in the works as well. Currently dubbed the "Snapdragon 7cx," the little is known about the chip for now other than Qualcomm is aiming for it to appear in PCs ranging between $300 to $800.
Microsoft announced the Surface Go with LTE Advanced is ready for preorder. Starting at $679, it's not cheap, but it is launching worldwide in November. Here's all you need to know about regions, pricing, and specifications.
The recently announced Samsung Galaxy Book2 is now available from Samsung, Microsoft, and AT&T in the United States for $999. Sprint and Verizon are getting it later in November. Here's what you need to know.