バッテリ寿命の長い、常に接続されたデバイスでクアルコムが賭ける打撃:インテルが対応

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit today, the majority of the keynote was aimed squarely at how a new product segment of ‘Always Connected PCs’ with all-day battery life will bridge the gap between the utility of a smartphone and the productivity of a PC. The critical take home message from Qualcomm, and the partners that showed devices at the event, was that by using a smartphone chip on a smaller PCB and an integrated modem, laptop designs could be stuffed with a battery and as long as it has the right OS and software combination, it will offer a better user experience than what is available currently. Qualcomm has extensively worked with Microsoft on creating a version of Windows 10 that works on their Snapdragon 835 SoCs, and is now ready to declare deployment.

発表の舞台でクアルコムに加わったのは、主要パートナーだった(左から右へ)。

Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies and president of QCT, was joined on stage by senior executives from Microsoft, Asus, Sprint, HP and AMD announcing the new class of Always Connected PC, at Qualcomm’s second annual Technology Summit Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in Maui, HI. Photo Source: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.XCHARX

成功した新しい製品カテゴリを作成することは困難です。 市場が彼らに温かくなる前に、タブレットで何回試みられたかなど。 または、創業以来、どのくらいの数のスマートな時計が来ていたかを考えてみてください。 新技術のように明るく、ノートPCの主要な現職者も今日何かを持っていました。

インテルが対応

In a nutshell, Intel’s response was:

[Intel]は、常に接続されているPCに、その創業以来力を注いできました。 今日では、30のビジネスや消費者向けのIntelベースの常時接続PCがあり、優れたパフォーマンス、さまざまな接続オプションと価格帯、長時間のバッテリ寿命、薄型軽量フォームファクタ設計を提供しています。

The response is basically a ‘we’ve had always-connected PCs for years’. This is true: while normally focused on the business use case, laptops with LTE connectivity do exist from most of the major OEMs. This usually comes in the form of an add-in card and a business contract situation, although I personally have owned a number of laptops that do offer SIM card slots for this sort of functionality.

インテルは、 HP ProBook 400シリーズ, Samsung’s Galaxy Book 12レノボのThinkPad L470レノボMiix 520Google Pixelbook、 そしてその Miノートブックエアより多くのデザインが2018に登場しました。 インテルはまた、5Gへの投資とともに、将来のギガビットLTE対応デバイスにモデムを搭載しているとも指摘しています。 Intelはまた、Windowsおよび64-bitソフトウェアとの完全な互換性を持っていると述べています。


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So is what Qualcomm is doing new? Will it succeed? Truth be told, they are reinvigorating interest in this type of device, regardless of if it has already been around, and pushing it for other use cases. Intel has often pushed its devices for new use cases over the years, but this time it is a new silicon manufacturer playing the game in a slightly different way. The devices that come out, be it with a Qualcomm SoC or an Intel CPU with extra modem, are both going to have positives and drawbacks – Qualcomm is touting all-day battery life and instant screen-on without sleeping, while Intel goes for performance and compatibility.

Shots fired? The annual CES event in Las Vegas is happening in early January. I expect Qualcomm, Intel, and all the OEMs to be screaming about ‘Always Connected PCs’. It’s a fun time to be a consumer.

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