Qualcomm announces partnership with Asus, HP, Lenovo to build Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs

Qualcomm reveals a new partnership with Asus, HP, and Lenovo to manufacture a mobile PC that runs on Snapdragon 835.

Qualcomm has just announced its recent partnership with hardware giants Asus, HP, and Lenovo to manufacture Windows 10 mobile PCs that run on a Snapdragon processor.

Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform

At the recent Computex 2017 event in Taipei, the chip maker announced Asus, HP, and Lenovo as the first original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to develop mobile PCs powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform which boasts the groundbreaking X16 LTE modem. In its press statement, Qualcomm described the next-generation devices to be built by the laptop manufacturers as "sleek, innovative, fanless".

Qualcomm Technologies Inc. executive vice president Cristiano Amon highlighted the goal of the partnership to take the PC landscape to the next level. The Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform will give partner OEMs a platform to design new devices with LTE capability that is supported by the Windows 10 system.

Qualcomm is expecting that out of its mobile processor, the partner manufacturers can produce a premium mobile device that can last survive an entire day's work. Asus CEO Jerry Shen underscored how users can benefit from the future products, saying: "With the Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform powering our new lineup of Windows 10 devices, our users now can take advantage of new always on, always connected experiences available to them."

The Snapdragon 835 helps device perform at its best. Its grander thermal handling and larger power adeptness enable the devices to last all day, even if they're fanless.

Should Intel be alarmed?

With Qualcomm now stepping once again onto the mobile PC threshold, should Intel and AMD be alarmed? This is the second time Qualcomm is venturing in such a move. With its failed partnership with Microsoft for Windows RT, there is a lot to learn for Qualcomm from key industry players like AMD and Intel. The new partnership forged by the company with Asus, HP, and Lenovo is expected to go past problems like failure to launch apps designed for Windows.