Qualcomm’s new SoC will allow entry-level laptops and Chromebooks to access functions once reserved for much more premium machines.
Qualcomm launches the second generation of its Snapdragon 7c, its processor dedicated to laptops Windows 10 and Chromebook. This chip, primarily intended to equip entry-level machines, brings a whole host of improvements.
First, we find better general performance. Qualcomm explains that the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is 10% faster than its main competitors in this market. It is especially the autonomy provided by this chip that Qualcomm puts forward. On an average laptop, the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 would be able to conserve battery power to provide nearly 19 hours of continuous battery life.
There is also an improved LTE connection, and the chip is able to switch automatically between the cellular connection and WiFi in order to offer the best possible connection. Otherwise, Qualcomm incorporates the fifth generation of its AI Engine to secure the equipped computer, as well as improved audio and video capabilities.
The second-generation Snapdragon 7c is expected to start blooming on machines from many manufacturers by the end of the year, starting with Lenovo. At the same time, Qualcomm is launching a Snapdragon development kit for Windows 10 PCs on the Microsoft Store, in order to take maximum advantage of its new chip.