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Qualcomm's Latest Notebook Chip Could Be a Sign of Things to Come from Apple

Eric Jhonsa

About a year after the first Qualcomm-powered Windows systems were announced, Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx, a 7-watt notebook system-on-chip (SoC) promised to ship inside of commercial devices in Q3 2019. Notably, whereas Qualcomm's first two notebook processors -- the Snapdragon 835 and 850, respectively -- were either also used in smartphones or had much in common with a Qualcomm smartphone processor, the 8cx was built from the ground up specifically for notebooks and notebook/tablet hybrids.