Laptops changed the way computing happened because it allowed the users to be active on the go. The shackles of sitting in one place to use their desktop machines were eliminated by the laptops. Since the inception of laptops, there have been constant efforts towards the advancement of the processors.
When we think of laptop processors the first name that comes to the mind is Intel. The reason is that it is the market leader as most of the laptops come equipped an Intel chip. The name has become synonymous with laptop or desktop processors. Running far behind Intel is the AMD Radeon processors. However, a new name has emerged in the laptop processors market, the Qualcomm Snapdragon.
Qualcomm is the top-selling processor in the smartphone market but it was never meant for or even suited for performing a laptop’s work. Having said that, Lenovo’s one of the latest and most advanced offering comes equipped with the Snapdragon 850 SoC that comes with the Lenovo Yoga c630 model. According to Gadgets360, it is a variant of the Snapdragon 845, optimised for laptop form factors rather than smartphones. This chip has been manufactured using a 10nm process with eight custom Qualcomm Kryo 385 cores running at up to 2.96GHz.
Lenovo is a well-known name in the laptop industry and people are confident about purchasing their machines. This model is specifically designed for the business community. The laptop best serves the people who travel a lot but need powerful performance with significantly longer battery life. Moreover, this laptop also comes with a fingerprint sensor for added security. There is no requirement of a password each time you log in, just a tap of a finger will be sufficient.
This laptop promises to give around 25 hours of battery life, the highest ever in the history of laptops. Lenovo along with Qualcomm aimed at making a modern machine that would address the practical issues rather than just boosting performance. The utility of any device is as important as its performance in modern times. People using the laptops would be extremely pleased to see that it lasts for over 24 hours. This is a boon for frequent travellers.
The Windows 10 powered laptop offers the ability to wake instantly from standby and constant Wi-Fi connectivity. Lenovo is also citing data showing how people are online longer and more often than ever before. These data shed light on the importance of the laptop and the appealing power of this device especially for the students, working professionals and businesspersons. The laptop was launched in 2018’s IFA, Berlin priced at $999, which converts to around INR 80,000.
The cost of the laptop is relatively high for an average Indian user but is very fair keeping mind the performance and mobility it offers. However, we should also consider the fact that people would be really sceptical while spending so much on a Lenovo machine while there are other brands such as Apple and Microsoft available. Apple’s MacBook Pro, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and even Lenovo’s ThinkPad series offer similar and trustworthy models. It will be interesting to see people’s reaction to the device when launched in India, the date of which has not yet been revealed by the company.