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Microsoft's Snapdragon laptops will have multi-day battery life

Microsoft's Snapdragon laptops will have multi-day battery life”

But as TrustedReviews reports, Pete Bernard, Principal Group Program Manager for Connectivity Partners at Microsoft, has revealed Windows 10 on ARM comes with a major selling point for laptop users: battery life. Microsoft announced as much way back at the end of a year ago, and talked a little more about these laptops this week at Qualcomm's annual 5G Summit in Hong Kong. "You'll be hearing more from us over the next coming weeks regarding that".

However, the ARM machines ran a cut-down version of Windows known as Windows RT which was restricted to a small family of apps based on the App Store model rather than conventional Windows software.

The companies have made a decision to shake hands for introducing mobile devices that will be powered by Windows 10. Pete Bernard, principal group program manager for Connectivity Partners at Microsoft, says: "We've been on this journey for nearly a year. We've been working furiously in Redmond and with our partners in San Diego".

When Microsoft first announced these laptops, it figured they would release before the end of 2017. "To be frank, it's actually beyond our expectations", Bernard added. We have hundreds of these devices now being used on a daily basis ... we're getting pretty far along in the development process. The company's 5G demo is notable not only because it showed functional hardware, but also because the company seems to have miniaturized the complex antenna necessary to maintain mobile broadband connections using frequencies higher than 26 GHz for mmWave use.

"It's the kind of battery life where I use it on a daily basis, I don't take my charger with me".

HP, Asus and Lenovo will be launch partners but the plan is to launch the Qualcomm Snapdragon-based Windows to a variety of OEMs at differing price points. Of note, there are plenty of people out there who will happily pay a premium for multi-day battery life, and they'll soon have the opportunity to do so.

Those are bold claims until you realize Bernard is talking about laptops that don't need charging for multiple days at a time. "It's that kind of battery life".

"Over time, there's going to be a portfolio of devices from manufacturers".

This initiative by Microsoft and Qualcomm has been the inception of a new era where computers and smartphone processors will work jointly with the aim of acquiring benefits from portability and faster processing.



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