Da quando Qualcomm ha annunciato i primi laptop Windows 10 dotati si processore Snapdragon lo scorso dicembre, abbiamo seguito con attenzione l’evolversi della situazione in termini di arrivo nel nostro mercato. Oggi finalmente abbiamo delle notizie certe che vi piaceranno: Qualcomm annuncia che i PC Windows 10 con SoC Snapdragon dotati di modulo LTE saranno venduti in Italia da Unieuro e saranno supportati dalle reti TIM (come già anticipato a gennaio) per essere sempre connessi ad internet.
“I prossimi PC portatili sempre connessi riusciranno a combinare la semplicità e la connettività di uno smartphone con la potenza e la capacità creativa di un PC con Windows 10” stando alle parole di Matt Barlow, vice presidente della divisione Windows and Devices di Microsoft.
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Ricordiamo che i prodotti di cui stiamo parlando saranno sviluppati sicuramente in collaborazione con Lenovo, ASUS ed HP: parliamo, ad esempio, dei nuovi Lenovo Miix 630, HP ENVY x2 ed ASUS NovaGO, tutti dotati di Windows 10 S, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 e modulo LTE. Abbiamo la certezza che arriveranno in Italia e sappiamo anche dove, ora non resta che scoprire quando.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), today announced that the Always Connected PC category continues to grow in momentum as it’s embraced by additional mobile operators from around the world. This momentum can bring easy and affordable connectivity plans to consumers on advanced 4G/LTE wireless networks in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe. Select operators also plan to stock Always Connected PCs in their retail locations. Three new Windows 10 devices powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile PC platform from OEM brands ASUS, HP and Lenovo™ plan to utilize mobile operators’ blazing fast 4G/LTE networks, supporting mobile computing virtually anytime, anywhere.
“Our collaboration together with Microsoft has continued to build momentum for the Always Connected PC category,” said Don McGuire, Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “With the growing list of commitments from leading mobile operators worldwide, Snapdragon powered Always Connected PCs are engineered to offer consumers a compelling and powerful mobile computing experience, with instant on capability, always on connectivity* and ‘beyond all-day’ battery life in innovative, thin and light designs.”
Always Connected PCs are expected to utilize the blazing fast 4G/LTE speeds on the following leading mobile operator networks.
- Australia – Telstra
- China – CMCC (China Mobile Communications Corporation)
- France – Transatel
- Germany – Deutsche Telekom
- Ireland – Cubic
- Spain – Telefónica
- Switzerland – Swisscom
- U.S.A – T-Mobile and AT&T
These new operators join those previously announced at CES.
- China – China Telecom
- Italy – TIM
- U.K. – EE
- U.S. – Sprint, Verizon
“The Always Connected PC combines the connectivity and the simplicity of the smartphone with the power and creative capability of the Windows 10 PC, transforming how we work and play,” said Matt Barlow, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices, Microsoft. “In collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and with the support of these mobile operators, consumers will be able to enjoy up to gigabit 4G/LTE connectivity and stay connected to the things that are most important to them.”
At CES 2018 in January, Lenovo announced the details of their new Always Connected PC the Miix 630 2-in-1 detachable featuring the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform and Windows 10S for a streamlined experience. This launch builds on the momentum of ASUS and HP, who launched their first Windows on Snapdragon devices – the 2-in-1 convertible ASUS NovaGo and the detachable HP ENVY x2 – during Qualcomm’s second annual Snapdragon Tech Summit last December.
For more about device availability, consumers should look for specific mobile operator announcements and offers anticipated in the first half of 2018.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) today jointly announced that leading retailers from across the world will offer a range of new Microsoft Always Connected Windows 10 PCs powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile PC Platform.
“New Windows 10 PCs powered by the Snapdragon™ Mobile PC platform are optimized to deliver new and innovative mobile computing features including up to Gigabit speeds*, always on connectivity**, ‘instant on functionality’ and beyond ‘all day’ battery life packed into beautifully designed thin and light 2:1 form factors,” said Don McGuire, Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Consumers around the world will be able to experience firsthand how the Snapdragon™ powered Always Connected PC is designed to bring the best smartphone features to their PC.”
Beginning this calendar quarter, these Always Connected PCs are expected to be available online and hitting store shelves at the following leading retailers:
- U.S.A – Amazon, Microsoft Stores
- Australia – Microsoft Stores
- China – JD.com
- Italy – Unieuro
- France – Boulanger, Fnac
- U.K. – Asus Stores, BT Shop, John Lewis, Microsoft Stores, PC World
“Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies have worked closely with leading PC manufacturers to push the boundaries of what a Windows PC can do and how it performs, while still offering the features and innovative experiences that Windows 10 users expect,” said Matt Barlow, Corporate Vice President of Windows and Devices, Microsoft. “We are thrilled that consumers around the globe can now experience Always Connected PCs to enjoy incredible battery life and great performance.”
To find out more about device availability and special offers available in-market, consumers should visit their local retailer websites or store.