Acer just launched the new Spin 7, the world's first notebook to be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G platform. Featuring support for both major 5G network technologies, the Spin 7 should be a portability monster with "multi-day battery life."
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.
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.
At Computex 2019 Qualcomm showed off the new Snapdragon 8cx ARM processor built for Windows 10. New benchmarks from UL showed that when put up against the Intel Core i5-8250U the 8cx often beat it in real-world app usage scenarios in addition to nearly doubling battery life.
Lenovo and Qualcomm just showed us the first 5G Always-Connected laptop coming in 2020. The laptop is powered by the new Snapdragon 8cx and X55 5G modem and is part of a years-long collaboration between the two companies. While details are scarce we did get to see it streaming in 5G for the first time.