The Snapdragon S4 to appear in ultra thin laptops

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

 

Rob Chandhok, the senior vice president of Qualcomm, has said in a recent interview, that we should be expecting ultrabooks, running Windows 8 and using Snapdragon quad-core chips, to be released later this year. The devices are going to compete with the MacBook Air and will be both lighter and thinner than it. With this statement, Rob has also confirmed that ARM processors are going to be found in other devices running Windows 8 as well as tablets.

Windows 8 ultrabooks
Windows 8 ultrabooks

 

The quad-core Snapdragon S4 chips, made using 28nm technology are expected to be powerful enough even for games and more demanding programs, but then again, their main advantage is power-efficiency. Sadly none of the programs, which are written for the older versions of Windows are going to work with this processor, but Microsoft have promised to rewrite their most popular tools and programs, such as their Office. Other manufacturers are also expected to reveal ARM-based Windows 8 laptops and if sales pick up, developers are bound to start writing more and more programs for them. B. A.

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