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Windows 10 Laptop with Snapdragon chips to boast multi-day battery life

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According to a Microsoft executive, incoming Windows 10 laptops driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips will offer ‘game-changing’ levels of battery life, lasting for multiple days.

We’ve already been hearing a lot about these notebooks this year, the initial incarnations of which will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC (as opposed to an Intel or AMD processor), and these chips – more traditionally found in mobiles – are hugely energy-efficient, so clearly will be great on the battery front.

According to Pete Bernard, Principal Group Program Manager for Connectivity Partners at Microsoft, these portable PCs will be nothing short of a revelation.
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Over at Qualcomm’s 5G Summit in Hong Kong, Bernard told Trusted Reviews: “The final numbers aren’t in, but the battery life is really, really good. Amazingly good. To be frank, it’s actually beyond our expectations.”

He added: “It’s the kind of battery life where I use it on a daily basis, I don’t take my charger with me. I may charge it every couple of days or so. It’s that kind of battery life.”

So we can expect multiple days of battery longevity away from the power socket, which is obviously a very enticing prospect.

Highlights:

  • Thin and light-weight design
  • No fan, no noise
  • LTE connectivity (no need for modem)
  • Battery life extended to more than 2 days of usage
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC chip
  • Latest Windows 10 Creators Update

Bernard further noted that he considered these machines “a game-changer in terms of the way people have experienced PCs in the past”.

Not only are Snapdragon chips more power-efficient by their very design and nature, because they are also smaller than a traditional laptop processor, there’s more room for manufacturers to fit in a bigger battery.

On top of that, you can add in the fact that Microsoft is working to improve Windows 10’s efficiency with power consumption with the latest Fall Creators Update expected this week.

Snapdragon-powered notebooks will run the full-fat version of Windows 10 and will be thin, fanless, and have integrated LTE connectivity for going online when out and about.

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