A year ago it was presented in powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx for the Always connected platform for laptops with Windows 10 ARM, a product that has passed without very glory and that we have only seen in a modified version in the Microsoft Surface Pro X. Now in his last Qualcomm conference he tries again with two products in theory cheaper, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c and Snapdragon 7c SoC’s.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c SoC manufactured in 7nm offers us a set with eight Kryo 490 cores up to 2.45GHz, has an Adreno 675 compatible Directx 12 GPU, supports RAM RAM LPDDR4x 2133MHz Quad Channel, supports USB 3.1 connectors, NVMe and UFS3.0 disks . It can control screens up to 2K resolutions and cameras up to 32MP, it is compatible with the latest H.265 and VP9 codecs. In addition, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem, Wifi ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and NFC modem are integrated.
Focused on cheaper models, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c SoC is manufactured in 8nm and offers a set with eight Kryo 468 cores up to 2.45GHz and has an Adreno 618 GPU. Supports LPDDR4 2133MHz Dual Channel RAM memory up to 10GB, USB 3.0 connectors and storage UFS 3.0. It can control screens up to 2K resolutions, cameras up to 32MP and is compatible with the latest H.265 and VP9 codecs. In addition, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X15 LTE, Wifi ax, Bluetooth 5.1 and GPS modem are integrated. A platform far inferior to that posed by the Snapdragon 8c.
As we see a very continuist products that theoretically will offer us cheaper laptops based on Snapdragon and Windows 10 x86 emulation, but that compared to laptops with native Windows 10 x86 will continue to be more expensive and with less options. We’ll see how many laptops come to have real trading life.