As technology continues to develop, it’s exciting to consider how far thing might evolve over the next couple of decades.
Qualcomm Incorporated is a semiconductor and telecommunications company founded in 1985 and is based in San Diego, California, with over 200 locations around the globe. Their revenue last year was over $22 billion.
Lenovo Group Ltd. is a tech company based in Hong Kong, with locations in over 60 countries. They deal in everything from phones to smart televisions. By unit sales, Lenovo is the world’s biggest PC vendor. Last year their revenue was more than $45 billion.
Today in Qualcomm’s Computex press conference, the tech giant announced their collaboration with Lenovo on a groundbreaking product: the Snapdragon-powered 5G PC. The companies classified “Project Limitless” as “the world’s first 7 nanometer platform purpose-built for PCs that offers 5G connectivity.”
What is the performance like?
The laptop operates on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform made to utilize 5G and 4G connections. It’s a combination of a Qualcomm Adreno 680 GPU and a Qualcomm Kryo 495 CPU. According to Qualcomm, the laptop possesses a battery life that can last for multiple days on just one charge. The device has a Snapdragon X55 5G modem supporting download speeds totaling 2.5 gigabits per second. The laptop is still essentially a prototype, but it is set to be part of the “always online” community that so many devices have adopted.
The first talk of Intel rivaling Project Limitless, was first brought up in December 2018 at Qualcomm’s Techsummit in Maui. With 5G networks not completely operational as of yet, the laptop was run in a “box” environment to illustrate its performance capabilities.
Price, release dates, and availability for Project Limitless have not yet been disclosed. However, for the time being you can learn a bit more about the device by watching the following Youtube videos:
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