Late last year, we had reported how Microsoft and Qualcomm were planning to join hands to introduce Snapdragon 835 chipset-powered Windows PCs. In May, we once again informed you that the project was still on. Now, it seems that the wait for a Windows 10 PC powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC may not be too distant a dream.
Months ago, Qualcomm and Microsoft had jointly announced that they were working on a Windows 10 PC which ran on an ARM chip. However, this year’s IFA 2017, held in Berlin and one of the world’s most advanced technological companies, there was no announcement on this matter.
While there is no news on when such a contraption would actually release, some sources suggest that we could be looking at Q4 release, which is next year. This would make it arrive just in time for many schools to begin the session.
So, why would Microsoft plan on manufacturing a PC with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor inside? Well, there are some specific reasons. Apparently, the software giant feels that it is growing too reliant on the Intel chipset, as it runs on the x86 chips. This makes for poor business sense. Also, manufacturing PCs armed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset will make for very light PCs and desktops, which is an added advantage.
There is also another distinct advantage: the battery life will be extended by quite a bit. LTE connectivity will also be on board. This PC could also have a stylus support if the latest reports are suggested. Having said that, a laptop manufactured by Microsoft and powered by Qualcomm would not be too cheap. However, companies like Lenovo, HP, and ASUS are expected to come up with slightly cheaper devices. Now, only time will tell if Xiaomi will come up with its own version.