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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx: the real rival to Intel for the PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | Editorials in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Dec 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Always On, Always Connected Is The Future Of Computing

 

You know what? The thing that excites me the most about the Always On, Always Connected PC push by Qualcomm? Because it'll be the largest change to the PC industry in forever. We've had constant updates and technological changes to notebooks, but we've never seen a drastic increase in battery life. This is mostly because of Intel, and AMD doesn't have the best offerings in the notebook world right now, leaving Qualcomm to come in and shake things around a little. And by a little, I mean a lot.

 

 

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx on the other hand will take the Always On, Always Connected PC movement to the next level. Not only do we have kick ass performance per watt, but we have amazing 5G connectivity, and out-of-this-world battery life. Snapdragon 8cx offers something that literally no one else on the market can offer, even Chipzilla is standing by and while Intel has 5G, it's not here right now with it offering 20-25 hours of battery life in a notebook.

 

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2019 will be the year of dominance from Qualcomm, where it will offer multi-day laptops for businesses and enterprise, as well as users who don't need Core i7/i9 performance but want great CPU performance with amazing battery life. For someone like me, my 24-hour journey to the US every month or so would be much better with an ACPC with a Snapdragon 8cx inside.

 

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The fact that we'll have insane speeds from 5G inside of a new Snapdragon 8cx laptop in 2019 is amazing, as there won't be any competition for a little while at least. Qualcomm, a predominantly mobile company, coming into the PC industry and knocking over established giants in one fell swoop. Color me excited.

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