Always On, Always Connected PCs

Powering a new era of computing.

With an Always On, Always Connected PC powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ compute platform, your laptop lasts longer on a single charge—productivity and entertainment that lasts for multiple days. And you’ll almost never be out of reach thanks to built-in connectivity to super-fast 4G LTE and 5G networks that support your on-the-go lifestyle. All wrapped up in a compact design that translates into sleek laptops that won’t weigh you down.

*Always On, Always Connected PCs require network connection. 
**Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.

Extreme performance meets extreme connectivity.

The Snapdragon 8cx compute platform combines extreme performance with incredible battery life, multi-gigabit lightning-fast connectivity, and powerful audio and graphics for immersive entertainment experiences.

Snapdragon 8cx: The Most Extreme Snapdragon. Ever.

Dec 6, 2018


Get the most out of your PC with the most extreme Snapdragon yet.

The Samsung Galaxy Book S, powered by the Snapdragon 8cx compute platform, combines the connectivity of a smartphone with the performance of a PC. With multi-day battery life, ultra-fast Gigabit LTE connectivity, touch-to-wake capabilities for instant access, and powerful multi-tasking capabilities, the ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy Book S is the always-connected PC for high-performance users.

First we made your phone smart. Next up: your laptop.

Snapdragon 8cx compute platform packs the performance of a premium thin and light PC with the power efficiency and connectivity of your smartphone for a superior Always On, Always Connected PC experience.

With up to 40% better CPU performance than our previous generation, stunning graphics, and multi-gigabit LTE, you can turn your PC into a mobile productivity and entertainment hub. Create and streams 4K videos, collaboratively edit documents in the cloud in real time, and more. PCs powered by the Snapdragon 8cx deliver performance and multi-day battery life, with fast storage, memory and connectivity for a powerful, responsive PC with amazing LTE speeds in an ultra-thin, cool and quiet modern form factor.

*Always On, Always Connected PCs require a compatible network and network connectivity


Always On, Always Connected PCs deliver powerful performance and productivity with eye-popping graphics, thanks to the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 680 GPU and the Qualcomm® Kryo™ 495 CPU–our fastest CPU yet.  The Snapdragon 8cx compute platform is designed to deliver immersive user experiences and performance while maintaining incredible battery life.

Multi-day Battery Life

Experience extraordinary battery life–up to multiple days on a single charge with an Always On, Always Connected PC powered by Snapdragon. That’s up to twice as long as typical laptops offer: 2x the battery life in active use mode, and up to 4-5x longer in connected standby mode. The Snapdragon compute platform distributes workloads across the entire system—delivering the ultimate in power efficiency for a device that can run for days on a single charge.


The Snapdragon 8cx compute platform lets OEMs build 4G/5G Always On, Always Connected PCs that deliver lightning-fast connectivity. Featuring the Snapdragon X24 4G or X55* 5G modems and our RF Front-end, these powerful technologies bring incredible connectivity to even the thinnest PC form factors, enabling peak download speeds of up to 2Gbps (X24) or 7Gbps (X55) without a Wi-Fi connection or hotspot. The modem supports Category 22 LTE, achieving peak downloads speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps. Plus, their compatibility with virtually any band used by global operators in any region, users can stay connected almost anywhere in the world. 


Outlast the competition with Always On, Always Connected PCs powered by Snapdragon. With reliable 4G LTE and 5G-capable connectivity, up to multiple days of battery life, in a thin, light, and fanless design, your team can stay connected and productive from nearly anywhere, at any time of day. Build truly mobile PCs that deliver on the promise of ultra-fast 5G speeds while delivering greater performance and battery life—all in a sleek, slim design.

*Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.

**Always On, Always Connected PCs require a compatible network and network connectivity. 

Snapdragon 8cx brings extreme multitasking to PCs

Aug 2, 2019


Snapdragon compute platforms

We’ve extended the power of our mobile platforms to Always On, Always Connected PCs.  Like the Snapdragon 8cx compute platform, the first 7 nanometer platform purpose built for PC that delivers a premium experience with extreme performance, extreme connectivity and extreme battery life.  Get multi-day battery life, HDR playback, Hi-Fi audio and virtually constant connectivity with the Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform.  And The Snapdragon 835 mobile platform powers advanced mobile performance and exceptionally long battery life.

Always Connected, virtually all of the time. But this time, we mean your laptop.

Qualcomm Technologies is again pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in mobile with the Snapdragon 8cx compute platform, purpose built to power Always On, Always Connected 5G PCs. And it’s the power behind Lenovo’s first 5G laptop. Get ready for transformative 5G experiences: the Snapdragon 8cx delivers multi-day battery life on a single charge, fast and efficient file transfer capabilities, and impressive performance that turns your laptop into a powerhouse—from virtually anywhere, thanks to Always On, Always Connected 5G.

With 5G, you can communicate without barriers.

Film school video editing over 5G

May 24, 2019


Real-time translation over 5G

May 27, 2019


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1Requires network connection.

2Battery life varies significantly with usage, settings and other factors.

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Adreno, and Qualcomm Kryo are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.