– Hey everyone, Danny Robino
here, Windows Central. Check it out, we’re at
Hawaii for Qualcomm’s special event here and
this is a Snapdragon 8cx. It’s built specifically for Windows 10. It comes out in 2019. And today, I’ll tell you
why it’s such a big deal. Stay tuned. (blues beat music) The Snapdragon 8cx is Qualcomm’s
most extreme processor it has ever created
and it’s only for PC’s. Unlike the Snapdragon 835,
which was just a phone chip and the Snapdragon 850, a
modified Snapdragon 845, this new chip has been
in the works for years, and it is tailored for Microsoft. So, what is so special about it? Well, this is the first seven
nanometer chip for a PC, which is a big deal
considering Intel is struggling to get to just 10 nanometers. And there’s the new Andreno 680 and Kryo 495 for GPU and CPU. That GPU is essential,
because if it’s one area that ARM struggles in, well,
it’s gonna be graphics. Qualcomm notes that the 8cx
gets three and a half times their graphics performance
over the Snapdragon 835. And when you combine that
with added support for a PCIE and multiple ports for the
first time, you get the ability to power two 4K HDR external displays. Something that only PC users expect. The GPU can also deliver
4K HDR video playback at 120 frames per second. Additional new features
include, Quick Charge 4+, Bluetooth 5.0, and for the first
time, MBME support for SSD. There’s also now an ARM64 build
for the Firefox and Chromium web browsers, which are coming soon. And now, the 8cx supports
Windows 10 enterprise, which makes us run the most
critical chips for businesses. Before GE LTE, there was X24
modem for up to two gigabytes per second download speeds. There does not appear
to be Native 5G support, but Qualcomm did tease
a 5G enabled RBCN stage, saying that this is coming later in 2019. So, how is the performance? Qualcomm is comparing the
8cx to an Intel Core i5 U-series processor. That’s the common 15-watt
ones found in most Ultrabooks. Using some reference
Design-Builds here at Maui, the 8cx ran Adobe Photoshop
in full Win32 emulation, without missing a beat. That’s while the browser
was open with multiple tabs, PowerPoint and more, all
running in the background. Indeed Firefox is optimized
so that each tab can use a single processor core,
giving maximum performance when needed. In a quick test, we ran between
13 and 18 tabs in Firefox before things got bogged down. Of course, this is still
early test hardware, so things may improve later on. It’s important to note that,
although this is the third processor from Qualcomm,
the 8cx won’t replace the Snapdragon 850. We’re told to expect
more PCs with 850 chip, in the coming months. Which is probably a good thing,
as the 8cx is not likely to hit shelves until at least, July 2019. Plus, the 8cx is what Qualcomm calls its premium tier of ARM processors. Meaning the cost may actually go up. But for multi-day battery
life, no fans, Instanon, and that LTE, well, for some,
it’ll totally be worth it. What should be clear, is
that Qualcomm is here to stay with Windows 10 and the 8cx
is their most potent chip yet. How Intel responds should
be, well, interesting. But for now, Qualcomm’s
enjoying all the attention. Will this finally be the ARM chip that breaks through for PC users? It sure looks like it. But I wanted to get my hands on one first. Who knows, maybe we’ll finally
get that dual screen PC, too. Alright, so there’s a quick
look at the Snapdragon 8cx. Now, it comes out later
in 2019 but we’ll be doing a lot more coverage on this. If you have any questions
about it, leave me a comment below, and I’ll try to answer ’em. If you like this video, give
us a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe. Thanks for watching, take care everyone.

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100 thoughts on “Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Processor is Big News for Windows Users

  • December 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm
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    Didn't see any computers, I only saw biceps…

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  • December 7, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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    But can it run Crysis

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  • December 7, 2018 at 3:49 pm
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    Any benchmarks?

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  • December 7, 2018 at 3:50 pm
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    What is the TDP? 10w?

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  • December 7, 2018 at 3:54 pm
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    did they say how the integrated graphics stack up to intel uhd and vega graphics?

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  • December 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm
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    No matter what Microsoft and qualcomm did to launch this new expensive chipset they seriously need to think about application development of windows

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  • December 7, 2018 at 4:21 pm
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    Did Qualcomm specify why they came up with this name? 8cx is nothing like the previous SoCs they created.

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  • December 7, 2018 at 4:25 pm
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    The rise of ARM powered PC is about to happen

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  • December 7, 2018 at 4:26 pm
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    This thing could beat even the Apple A12X chip most likely

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  • December 7, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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    What laptop were they using to demonstrate the new chip?

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  • December 7, 2018 at 5:10 pm
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    Wow, this is a 7 watt chip. That's incredibly efficient if that performance estimate is true.

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  • December 7, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    one question

    can it game?

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  • December 7, 2018 at 5:20 pm
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    Haha "Premium Tier" of course… The price of a device with this in it is gonna be around $1000 unfortunately. If this is available for around $500 – $600 Intel would be out of business at the mobile end.

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  • December 7, 2018 at 5:29 pm
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    7nm? I believe you have forgotten about AMD.

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  • December 7, 2018 at 5:40 pm
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    Well i hope that not every Phone makers will makes processors

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  • December 7, 2018 at 5:51 pm
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    please be in surface go 2

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  • December 7, 2018 at 5:51 pm
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    Again .. apple slow to the beat …

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  • December 7, 2018 at 7:14 pm
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    Dust to dust, ashes to arshes, crap to crap…

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  • December 7, 2018 at 7:56 pm
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    Dan looks Buff!!!

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  • December 7, 2018 at 11:23 pm
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    So is there on-chip x86 emulation this time, or is the improved performance down to Microsoft emulation getting better, or just raw power? It's encouraging, but if win32 still relies heavily on MS emulation, they'd have to have made some massive strides forward to avoid the compatibility/performance problems the 835's had. If the benchmarks end up being as good as this video implies, Intel should be getting worried.

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  • December 7, 2018 at 11:51 pm
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    Looking hot….or… Cool? Looking good anyway.

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  • December 7, 2018 at 11:57 pm
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    4K @120fps … Fuck. Me. Sideways.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 12:09 am
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    lol flexing the biceps bro

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  • December 8, 2018 at 12:38 am
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    Just a small correction: AMD's 7nm Zen 2 based Rome CPU was the first 7nm chip for PC.
    ARM looks very promising though, we'll see in the future, more competition is always good.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 2:23 am
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    This is why I returned my Surface Go..

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:50 am
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    I love the new chip, but hate the name. Man, Im glad they went for 855 instead of 8150.

    At first, okay 800, 600, 400 series. Now, its getting weird especially 600 series.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:51 am
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    Can we stop with the ignorant statement about the different node numbers that mean nothing. FYI Intel's 10nm is very close to TSMC's 7nm in term of actual transistor density. Which is the measurement you should be looking at not the stupid numbers.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:54 am
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    We love you Daniel!!! Always excellent cutting edge reviews and information.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 4:58 am
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    It's so great for Laptop Student

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  • December 8, 2018 at 5:07 am
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    Screw Qualcomm! Look at those guns!!

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  • December 8, 2018 at 5:08 am
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    "3.5x more gpu performant than a 835". Niiice. That in turn means 2.2x or more performant than a 845. So, more or less 2x that of a 850. That is a crazy jump. I mean what you already can see an Android based smartphone with a 845 and 6gb of ram do is quite impressive already. An 8cx on a W10 device with 8gb of ram and an ultra fast sdd is bound to give out amazing results.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 7:10 am
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    "Intel is struggling with 7nm" yeah but AMD is already there with TSMC's 7nm. Funny you didn't mention that.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 8:12 am
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    Can’t wait for the arm innovations. Its will change the world

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  • December 8, 2018 at 8:13 am
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    "I just wanted to show off my guns" ok nothing wrong with that.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 9:02 am
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    Yes yes very good now give us your workout routine 😵

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  • December 8, 2018 at 10:49 am
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    Comparable to new i5? Are you sure?😂😂😂

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  • December 8, 2018 at 11:45 am
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    Nobody talking about AMD, they're the ones to actually be afraid of…

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  • December 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm
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    Seems faster!

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  • December 8, 2018 at 12:40 pm
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    7nm? Eat that Intel….

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  • December 8, 2018 at 1:22 pm
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    Should Intel be worried? It's too soon for that but I am glad to see someone else coming in this space for a change

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  • December 8, 2018 at 1:32 pm
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    that bicep outshine the computers

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  • December 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm
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    Looks like intel doomed.. One Side AMD is coming with 3000 Ryzen with 5.1 Ghz… And now they're struggling in mobile stations too.. with SD.. really is this happening.. RIP INTEL… Which once had Monopoly in their Market…

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  • December 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm
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    Without many app on windows its useless..

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  • December 8, 2018 at 1:43 pm
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    Every day is arm day

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  • December 8, 2018 at 2:22 pm
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    1:22 I legit thought that it was some game graphics and that dude on sofa was some npc. I even thought that the graphics was bad.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm
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    What if there was a open source thunderbolt like connection found on all pc?

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  • December 8, 2018 at 2:47 pm
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    RIP Intel

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  • December 8, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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    is this video recorded on a pixel 3?

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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    Intel's 10nm is a lot better then TSMC's 7nm. TSMC's 7nm are with higher density then Intel's 10NM, but TSMC's 7nm is barely on the level on Intel's 14nm++++ when it comes to performance.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:32 pm
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    He Skipped the ad

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm
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    Remember 7nm from tsmc is roughly equal to intels 10nm.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm
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    Thumbnail inspired me to do eight push ups today 💪🏾

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  • December 8, 2018 at 4:09 pm
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    In short! Why is it better than Intel?

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  • December 8, 2018 at 4:36 pm
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    Imagine Google Chromebook powered with 7cx

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  • December 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm
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    WinComm for the win!

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  • December 8, 2018 at 6:16 pm
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    Daniel shud starts his own fitness channel.
    Like if u agree (n hope he sees the responses n take action to do it!) 🤣

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  • December 8, 2018 at 8:35 pm
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    Hi, one thing I would like to mention is the outside hardware has to change to meet the consumers needs, I'm doing in the market for a new pc, Qualcomm Snapdragon on PC attracted my eyes on how it can handle lag and multiple window so far I'm impressed i wish they would take a note in design and ditch the plastic grey colour, less tacky more premium. Great job WC.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 8:39 pm
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    Surface Go 2 with this chipset would be neat.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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    So no x86 instructions. UWP apps only. Thats a hard pass on caring.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 11:15 pm
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    I wonder if these chips can be paired with AMD or Nvidia graphics?

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  • December 9, 2018 at 12:06 am
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    imagine a surfacebook go with a hinge similar to asus transformer book mini

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  • December 9, 2018 at 1:47 am
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    The response won't be from Intel. It is from AMD. 7nm AMD Ryzen CPUs are coming in 2019. You should now these stuff better than others but you don't. You know why? because you send your time in the gym more than focusing on your job.

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  • December 9, 2018 at 2:17 am
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    You did not state the benefit other than saying that it is comparable to i5, tell us about the other MAIN BENEFITS, does it has better thermal, power consumption and etc. If it just being another alternative to i5 in a laptop form factor then there is no reason to be excited about.

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  • December 9, 2018 at 2:25 am
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    meh, ARM. good luck finding app dev support for such a low performance arch.

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  • December 9, 2018 at 5:01 am
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    I am already struggling with Core i3. It takes a couple of minutes literally to open heavy applications like Visual Studio. Why do you think that I will switch to 8cx?

    Having said that, my Windows 10 tablet might benefit from the likes of 850. Definitely. But not from 8cx which has poorer battery performance when compared to 850. But then Microsoft is not focussing on handheld7 or 8 inch tablet anymore. They have not updated the tablet mode for like ever. So what is the point anyways Dan?

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  • December 9, 2018 at 5:22 am
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    Will there be more native arm support ?

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  • December 9, 2018 at 8:00 am
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    Still can't replace the Intel and Nvidia graphics

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  • December 9, 2018 at 10:47 am
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    hello people! how much will be its cheapest?

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  • December 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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    wont be able to run most of the popular software on windows , so not that excited. Windows 10 without any good software is …..well nothing.

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  • December 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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    This looks really promising because we all want Intel (Core i5l performance with Qualcomm (phone) battery lie. The biggest hardware complaint with my Surface Pro is its battery life but I'll take this over current, poor, Snapdragon laptop performance. For a pc to succeed its got to run Chrome and Firefox well, plus Microsoft Office really. Here's hoping Microsoft release a Surface Pro version with this.

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  • December 9, 2018 at 9:30 pm
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    You CANNOT! compare Qualcomm 7nm to intel 10nm its a totally different approach its like saying ryszen is capable ob avx2 yeah it it but it requires 2 clock cycles per instruction instead of just one on intel cpus

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  • December 9, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    So again this chip will never be shipped in EU.? … Have been waiting for a snapdragon laptop for a year now … well maybe 2019 will be the year… 🙂 ?

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  • December 9, 2018 at 11:15 pm
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    32bit Photoshop haha

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  • December 10, 2018 at 1:51 am
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    I'm not sure which is more impressive: the SD8CX or Dan's biceps?

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  • December 10, 2018 at 7:24 am
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    Is it possible to do pcone calls too with these devices with windows?

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  • December 10, 2018 at 11:10 am
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    can it can run gta 5 at high graphics ?

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  • December 10, 2018 at 11:39 am
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    So excited about this technology!

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  • December 10, 2018 at 1:06 pm
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    That crash at 2:34 is epic. 😀

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  • December 10, 2018 at 7:15 pm
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    Do you think it could run Fortnite? If so I'm sold lol

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  • December 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm
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    I really surprised that no one talks about possibility of dual boot of ARM laptops to Win 10 and Android. This would give immediate access to tons of Android applications optimized for ARMs.

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  • December 11, 2018 at 11:58 pm
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    Reasons why these arm products are a waste

    1.x86 recompiled apps have around 10% performance hit upon base
    30-40% performance hit on emulation
    Not to mention,base performance is weak af
    2.battery life? What battery life you are talking off? My xps 13 in power saver mode will runs a whole freaking day when i am in library, and still have like 25% juice left
    But still i can do cad works on it when i need to by bumping up the performance,which costs battery life
    Thereby,its highly flexible
    Armtards cant do that
    3.price is same or more than my xps 13,and dont tell me those arm laptops have better built quality than my xps 13
    4.lte? How many lte plans you use? Just use the wifi hitspot from your cell
    5.always on? I never shut down my xps 13

    Its no point buying these arm laptops.

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  • December 12, 2018 at 12:03 am
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    Big news for android users too 😉

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  • December 12, 2018 at 12:07 pm
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    runs photoshop in 32bit emulation. whatever.

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  • December 12, 2018 at 2:31 pm
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    Dual screen yesssssss pleaseee

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  • December 13, 2018 at 12:20 am
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    Sorry… I still don't get the point of these. They are expensive, used in high-end systems, and (in the best cases) offer similar performance as an Intel chip, but with all the head-aches — emulating many apps, driver issues, etc. Further, at those sizes and use-cases, extra battery life isn't something critical.

    The promise of ARM was small devices. 10", 8", 7" tablets… and phone-like devices. Now we do care about battery life and we are more willing to give up needing Win32 emulation since at those sizes UWP and touch (or pen) make more sense. Yet… even Microsoft won't put it in their Surface Go. Bring back the $200 tablet market or put them in cheap laptops and compete against the Chromebooks. We already have $1500+ 2-in-1s. Intel chips are fine. Few people are going to pay $1,500 for a machine which has to deal with so many compatibility issues.

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  • December 14, 2018 at 9:19 am
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    amazing developments!!! intel better get their sh!t together.

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  • December 16, 2018 at 5:37 am
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    See you can put 1 nm snapdragon in pc but that snapdragon will not beat intel x86 10nm chip ok… Now shut up 🖕🖕💩

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  • December 16, 2018 at 10:33 pm
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    I like the t-shirt Dan!

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  • December 18, 2018 at 9:10 am
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    2:18 skip ad

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  • December 23, 2018 at 9:13 am
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    of course there would be a surface line with ArM. it will be cheaper..as fast…crazy more efficient than any intel cpu. that's why windows are now natively supporting arm. i also want .net core 3+ or .net framework 5 to allow me in visualstudio select as easy as i can now for 32bit or 64bit or both…been able to compile for ARM! including winform apps.

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  • December 26, 2018 at 1:01 am
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    I just came to see Daniel´s arms, no homo.

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  • December 26, 2018 at 11:19 am
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    2:12 That TV is attached upside down

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  • January 5, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    I'm fed with windows oS. My windows are broken(3 laptops and 2desktopz). So I have no interest on Microshit. Android smartphone with Snapdragon 855 is far better than windows Microshit.

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  • January 8, 2019 at 10:46 am
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    CAN PUBG MOBILE

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  • January 22, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    please make can running dota2 hehe

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  • January 26, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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    18 tabs and it already gets slow?

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  • March 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    Can it run Ubuntu LTS?

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  • April 22, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    ALL I 2ANT IS A HANDHELD WITH 8CX. LIKE THE GPD XD MAX WITH 8CX ANDROID AND WINDOWS 10 DAULBOOT.
    HAVE ALL MY MONEY I DON'T CARE

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  • May 30, 2019 at 8:06 am
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    The question I have that has not been answered in any review video: how fast is that "instant on" feature when powering on the device from a sleep using windows Hello AND if the sleep mode drains the battery similarly to iPad or faster?

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  • June 7, 2019 at 8:39 am
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    w t f ? this is more powerful than the latest SD855? man it is 30% powerful than SD855. it's like SD865 something it.😁

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