Computex 2019 saw the launches of some of the most advanced, powerful and newest CPUs, and computer components at Taipei, Taiwan. The latest among these launches come from Qualcomm and Lenovo. The two companies have come together to launch the first 5G-enabled always-connected laptop powered by the Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform. American chipmaker Qualcomm and electronic maker Lenovo have collaborated on this project where they demonstrated the uses of the always-connected computers on the 5G networks. The name of this new laptop/ project is ‘Project Limitless’ and it is a prototype device which is currently not ready to be launched as a commercial device.
The newly unveiled Project Limitless laptop is powered by the Snapdragon 8cx platform which was launched back in 2018. The Snapdragon 8cx is the world’s first 7nm platform built for PCs and laptops with 5G connectivity capability. Earlier, we saw that Qualcomm quoting that its goal for the laptops powered by the Snapdragon CPUs is a good battery life of more than a day, always-on internet connection and light in weight. According to Qualcomm, the speed of 5G connectivity is very high, according to the company, 5G connectivity is able to give a very high speed and with low latency. It says that, with 5G connectivity, using a remote storage will feel like using the local storage on the laptop/PC. Even large files can be sent and received faster with this new connectivity than what we are used to and what we use today.
There are various other ways the 5G connectivity can be useful and will be better than what we are used to right now. It can give 4K and 8K video streaming, AR and VR applications can be run smoothly, mobile gaming will be more responsive and will allow high quality video calling. Other than all these features, the new Project Limitless has promised that it will offer an enterprise-grade security to the user. As mentioned above, the new Project Limitless brought out by the coalition of the two companies won’t be commercially launched yet, but the companies have said that more details of the laptop will be announced next year in 2020.
The Project Limitless is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx CPU which has 8 Kryo 495 CPU cores paired with Adreno 680 GPU. For 5G connectivity, the company has put its second generation X55 5G modem for 5G connectivity and Cat 22 LTE where 5G connectivity isn’t available. The Snapdragon 8xc SoC supports Quick Charge 4+ and is able to drive two 4K HDR displays.
— Lenovo (@Lenovo) May 27, 2019
Moreover, Lenovo was one of the first electronics companies to work with Qualcomm to bring out the Windows 10 based laptops powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform. One of such laptops was the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS which was powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 CPU. The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS was launched way back at Computex 2017.