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    Qualcomm working with Asus, HP and Lenovo on Snapdragon PCs

    Windows 10 devices will deliver super-fast LTE connectivity and "beyond all-day battery life".
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    Re: Qualcomm working with Asus, HP and Lenovo on Snapdragon PCs

    Its Windows mobile so meh
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    Re: Qualcomm working with Asus, HP and Lenovo on Snapdragon PCs

    What would people want to use x86 windows in a "hyper mobile" form factor for?

    I'd prefer the windows environment when using word processors, Excel etc. But then I'd want a form factor with a keyboard which is essentially a laptop.

    Or is it more to do with compatability with other computers/networks and streaming between them, perhaps running presentations from it instead of a laptop?

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    Re: Qualcomm working with Asus, HP and Lenovo on Snapdragon PCs

    This will help windows S compete with cheap android tablets. Maybe, after a few years building market share in tablets, there'll finally be a windows phone ecosystem worth using?

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    Re: Qualcomm working with Asus, HP and Lenovo on Snapdragon PCs

    I'm struggling to see the market for these... Tech guys would rather have full x86 for backwards compatibility. Non-tech guys already have buy into Android/iOS - add in the poor software support in the windows store and I can't see these being popular unless you really really want office very mobile and no backwards compatibility. I'm sure a few office workers might end up with these but won't most just end up with x86?
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    Re: Qualcomm working with Asus, HP and Lenovo on Snapdragon PCs

    It's not windows mobile or windows s, it's Windows 10 Pro running on an Arm chip with x86 emulation that delivers in most cases near identical performance to x86 hardware.

    Arm chips run longer and cooler than anything x86 in low price ranges and the broadband connectivity eclipses anything x86 has to offer.

    So yes there is a market for these and they can come in any form factor from laptop, tablet, pc whatever nothing is set in stone. It's good for Windows to break away from pure x86 as many long term analysts don't see a rosy future their. it's not like Windows hasn't been x86 only forever, in the past when PPC,x86 and DEC were supported by WinNT.

    Anyway this is the demo Qualcomm were showing media, it's pretty impressive for just a "mobile" chip, certainly better than any Intel Atom.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeOQp5V7EgM

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