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Qualcomm's 8cx chipset just might make always-on PCs worth using

Chris Velazco
Qualcomm's 8cx chipset just might make always-on PCs worth using

The company has spent most of the morning here in Hawaii talking about how powerful it is compared to its previous attempts at shoe-horning smartphone-class processors into PCs, and after a little hands-on time with a reference laptop, I'm starting to think Qualcomm is on to something. The first reference laptop I played with was pretty ornately set up: not only did it have loads of tabs open in the early Chromium and Firefox builds for ARM machines, it was also outputting video to two wall-mounted 4K displays and running apps in a virtual machine.