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Qualcomm gets into Netbooks with Snapdragon chips

1GHz, 1.3GHz and 1.5GHz dual core processors

| Laptops News | Posted: Jun 1, 2009 8:58 am

Computex Taipei 2009: Qualcomm was yet another company who decided to throw a press conference the day before Computex actually started, which does catch most media out. But it's just as well us die hard enthusiasts are always here early.

 

Qualcomm gets into Netbooks with Snapdragon chips

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Jim Doe addressed the audience on the overview of Qualcomm's new "Snapdragon" processors. Qualcomm has mass produced the Snapdragon chip line with 40 new designs in the works.

 

Qualcomm gets into Netbooks with Snapdragon chips

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Today Smartbook is the newest technology added which will focus on Always On and Instant On tech and Qualcomm expects to see the first products based on the new Snapdragon by end of year. The new Snapdragon is the 45nm 1.3GHz QSD8650A with power and performance enhancements.

 

Qualcomm gets into Netbooks with Snapdragon chips

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Snapdragon already has quite a few big names like ASUS and Toshiba lined up. Not only does Snapdragon have hardware support but it also has some major software support including Android.

 

Qualcomm gets into Netbooks with Snapdragon chips

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Snapdragon's new features include the die reduction as well as improving the FPU and multimedia capabilities over the previous generation as well as increasing the clock speed of the processor itself.

 

Qualcomm gets into Netbooks with Snapdragon chips

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Qualcomm gets into Netbooks with Snapdragon chips

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