Microsoft exec believes LTE will become an integral part of notebooks

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Notebook with LTE
Image Courtesy: Qualcomm

Windows 10 on ARM with LTE connectivity is the next big thing,
and Microsoft is fully committed to it. Microsoft is betting
big on such devices and it’s expected to evolve in the coming
months. Zhang Yongli, vice president of Microsoft Greater
China, praised the built-in LTE capability of
the notebook.

At Computex 2018 event in Taipei, Zhang Yongli said that LTE
will eventually become an integral part of notebooks, thanks to
the 5G applications. He also added that the notebook with
built-in LTE will require only a small storage capacity, as the
users can store the data in the cloud.

Microsoft is making a push for Always Connected PCs with
Qualcomm

Microsoft is fully committed to Always Connected Windows 10 PCs
with always-on LTE connectivity. Back in 2016, Microsoft
and Qualcomm partnered to develop software and chipset for the
2-in-1s hybrid devices powered by Snapdragon processor.

The Always Connected PCs make use of LTE to stay always
connected to the internet. Windows 10 on ARM is slowly
gaining popularity, thanks to the instant-on capabilities and
LTE everywhere.

Qualcomm recently announced the Snapdragon 850 processor,
and it will pave the way for notebooks getting a
significant performance boost. Snapdragon 850 uses the
same octa-core configuration as the Snapdragon 845, but
Snapdragon 850’s Kryo 385 Gold cores are running at
2.95GHz. While it’s slightly higher than the Snapdragon 845, it
also improves the efficiency and battery life.

In other words, the Snapdragon 850 is a modified mobile
computing machine and it will power the Windows 10 notebooks
from Microsoft’s partners.

The first generation devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
processor and high-speed LTE connectivity reached the market
earlier this year, the devices were mostly criticized for the
performance and Win32 software emulation. Microsoft has fixed
the software related issues with
Windows 10 April 2018 Update and
Qualcomm addressed the performance issues with the new
processor.

Windows 10 on ARM makes sense, and it could allow cheaper
hardware with the decent performance so that it can
meet the requirements of students.

Allways Connected PCs with LTE connectivity is not just limited
to Snapdragon processor. Microsoft is said to be working
on
affordable Surface devices with Intel chipset and LTE,
primarily aimed at the education market.



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