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Real Always On, Always Connected PC experiences: Gigabit LTE and Connected Standby [video]

A new era of Windows PCs is here: The Always On, Always Connected PC is only made possible by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform, and is designed to deliver breakthrough user experiences. That means OEMs can now deliver beyond all-day battery life, including up to 20+ hours of continuous video playback.

What does support for instant on, always on, and always connected capabilities mean for users? It means users get all their favorite smartphone, productivity, and entertainment experiences of a Windows 10 PC. It also means thin, sleek designs that run cool and are completely silent (fanless). We recently demonstrated these Real Always On, Always Connected PC experiences on devices from ASUS, Lenovo, and HP, and have more to show you:

Gigabit LTE

One of the Snapdragon mobile PC platform’s leading features is its always-connected Gigabit LTE connection. The integrated Snapdragon X16 4G LTE modem supports fiber-like internet speeds to your PC so users can enjoy lightning-fast web browsing, cloud storage so fast that it feels like local storage, streaming 4K videos that feels instant, and more.

We compared the speeds of a PC powered by the Snapdragon X16 modem vs. a device using a competitor’s legacy LTE modem, in real-world circumstances:

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The Snapdragon mobile PC platform is designed to support 3x lower latency, 4x faster download speeds, and 6x faster upload speeds over the competition.

Connected Standby

The Snapdragon Gigabit LTE modem is about more than speed. It’s about supporting experiences that need always-on connectivity. Just like your smartphone, even when your display is off, your PC is on and connected — so your data is always in sync and you never miss a notification.

You can see this in action: A Snapdragon powered Windows 10 PC can receive a Skype call, even when the laptop is in sleep mode, while the competition misses it:

History of mobile innovation

For more than 30 years, Qualcomm inventions have helped the mobile ecosystem create and deliver the innovative user experiences that consumers have grown to love and expect from their devices — most recently with smartphones. Now we’re applying our years of knowledge and expertise to the mobile PC, further revolutionizing how people connect, create, and compute on the go and in the most power-efficient way possible.

Always On, Always Connected PCs mobile innovations from HP, Lenovo and ASUS are currently available. Stay tuned to our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news on our innovations.

*Requires network connection, compatible network, and will support up to 20 hours of battery life. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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