Qualcomm announced its “always-on” PCs with ASUS and HP in December last year after confirming at Computex in July 2017 that it would enter the PC Windows 10 market. These PCs will be powered by the company’s Snapdragon 835 processor, the same processor that you find in flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S8. The company had previously confirmed that these LTE-enabled PCs would be offered by Verizon and Sprint. It has confirmed today that AT&T and T-Mobile are going to sell them as well.
This means that Qualcomm’s always-on PCs will be available for purchase from all four major carriers in the United States. The very first models from HP and ASUS will be available for purchase from Amazon this calendar quarter. They will also be sold at Microsoft’s physical retail stores in the United States.
The always-on PCs that ASUS and HP demonstrated in December promised up to 30 days of standby power, 20 hours of video playback, and proper Instant On which makes the PC usable as soon as it’s turned on. The PCs will be able to offer all of that and more in thin and light designs.
Qualcomm has also revealed that a couple of new retailers are also going to start selling its always-on PCs both online and at brick-and-mortar locations across the globe. They include Boulanger, Fnac in France, JD.com in China, Unieuro in Italy as well as PC World, John Lewis, BT Shop, and Microsoft Stores in the United Kingdom.