Qualcomm to produce new quad-core S4 chip

Qualcomm is getting ready to counter the Intel “Ultrabook” invasion and AMD’s “Ultra Thin” concept with a new quad-core S4 chip that will be used in various new form factor laptops and ultrabooks.

The upcoming S4 chip will be paired with the expected Windows 8 mobile devices and is to be used in a new Windows 8 laptop that is to be thinner and lighter than Apple’s MacBook Air and Intel’s Ultrabook and should sport high-resolution screens, longer battery life, always-on connectivity and perhaps even 3D graphics.

“We think much lighter than what Intel calls an ultrabook,” said Rob Chandhok, senior vice president at Qualcomm, adding that the lines between high-end smartphones and laptops have started to blur.

Qualcomm Logo

Qualcomm has become known in the past few years thanks to its Snapdragon chips used mostly in smartphones but now the company wants to enter the PC sector where it will surely meet Intel’s competition. This is why the company wants to provide an alternative with built-in 4G support and strong multimedia qualities.

There’s no information about the new form factor or the upcoming laptop but the new Ultrabook rival is expected later this year with its main task being to combat the second generation of Intel Ultrabooks as well as AMD’s “Ultra Thin” form factor found in the upcoming Asus U82U which sports the E-450 APU housing two Bobcat cores at 1.65 GHz and Radeon HD 6320 graphics.

Source: Techradar.com

Related posts

Soda Dungeon

Soda Dungeon

Soda Dungeon is a game that is perfectly suited for people who like role-playing games and want to have some of this fun while playing on an Android device. The game is nothing special in terms of required space so it can run on older Android devices as well with ease. Perhaps the graphics...

Microsoft plans major Windows 10 update for November

Microsoft plans major Windows 10 update for November

With Windows 10 installed on more than 100 million computing devices it is time for an update that will bring new functions and fixes to recently discovered bugs. This is what Microsoft will bring in just about 2 weeks time with a new major update to its latest operating system. This news is in...

ASRock prepares overclock-oriented motherboard

There seems to be a new trend on the motherboard market – various motherboard makers have started offering motherboards designed specifically for overclocking, possibly creating a new market segment. The latest company to offer an overclock-oriented motherboard is ASRock with its all-new Z77 OC...

Leave a comment