Qualcomm Teases Windows Laptop Service Plan Details
Qualcomm gave some more details on where its Windows-on-Snapdragon laptops are going in the future, including speculating on wireless service plans.
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December 7, 2017 11:07AM EST
For one thing, Windows 10 will run on "every single Snapdragon 800" series processor, Amon said. While the first round of Snapdragon PCs run on the current 835, we should see PCs with the newer 845 by the back-to-school sales period in 2018, he said. The 845 brings even better battery life, 15-30 percent better CPU performance and 30 percent better GPU performance than the 835 does.
Amon did say that the laptops will be sold both by retailers and in carrier stores, and that service plans could include the "Kindle model" (with some LTE data included in the purchase price), "Freemium," carrier-locked-and-subsidized, or tablet-like service plans. "We want all of these business models to exist for the PC," he said.
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