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Qualcomm Snapdragon Windows Laptop Has 20-Hour Battery Life

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Intel has long been the reigning king in the PC processor market, but its recent bid to steal the mobile scene from Qualcomm has invited the company’s wrath. A laptop sporting a Snapdragon processor was just unveiled and it features a battery life that supposedly lasts 20 hours or more. This could be a game changer for Qualcomm.

The laptop was showcased at an event held in Hawaii, where Qualcomm proved that its Snapdragon 835 CPU is powerful enough to be in a laptop. The devices, in question, were 2-in-1 units from HP and Asus, Laptop Mag reports.

Qualcomm claimed that the devices could last for up to 24 hours on a single charge and that it would always be connected to LTE. The company also noted that its processors will likely be found mostly in convertibles since they are supposedly the fastest growing types of laptop devices in the market.

The main selling points that Qualcomm likes to highlight about laptops sporting its processors is the “always connected” element. This basically makes them similar to smartphones, in that they can keep receiving data even though they are in sleep mode.

In most cases of laptops and PCs, putting the units in hibernation or sleep often disables most of its features, leaving only the essential programs running. What’s more, instead of simply relying on Wi-Fi or Ethernet internet, laptops containing Qualcomm’s processors can also connect to LTE via SIM cards from their respective manufacturers.

The mobile processing giant is basically hoping that these features plus the long battery life are enough to propel its PC ambitions, TechCrunch reports. Qualcomm might still be the king in the mobile arena, but its tenuous relationship with Apple and other companies involved in the mobile market is threatening its bottom-line. Getting a foothold in the PC market would certainly give it a much-needed lifeline.

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