Qualcomm has introduced a second-generation Snapdragon 7c Arm-powered processor that’s designed for use inside entry-level Home windows PCs and Chromebooks. The most important change to the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 (the official identify) seems to be a clock velocity bump, which is a bounce from 2.4GHz to 2.55GHz. And like the unique Snapdragon 7c, it affords built-in LTE connectivity so you may hook up with mobile networks, and Qualcomm guarantees it’ll help “multi-day battery life.”
(*2*)The primary machine with the chip is set to reach “this summer time,” , and Lenovo has already promised to launch new gadgets utilizing the 7c Gen 2 “later this 12 months.”
Extra chipmakers are more and more making Arm-based chips, which promise higher efficiency and energy effectivity. The primary Snapdragon 7c was solely utilized in a handful of Chromebooks, so we’ll need to see if this new chip affords sufficient to get extra device-makers on board, however Lenovo’s dedication to make gadgets with the chip this 12 months is a promising signal.
Qualcomm is additionally going up towards Apple and its highly effective M1 chip, which now you can discover in , , , , and . These gadgets are all costlier than the kind of machine the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is focused for, nonetheless, and it’s potential Qualcomm’s new chip may deliver a few of the advantages of Arm-based processors to lower-cost (and non-Apple) gadgets.