Latest generation personal computers are becoming more advanced and faster every year. Moreover, modern semiconductors technology offers higher processing power and energy saving capabilities. What is always connected and always on PC concept in latest computers and tablet devices?
Conventionally, windows laptops and tablets have features to manage power savings and extend battery life. Wireless connectivity will be restored once the device resume from sleep mode. Limitation of battery life and connectivity are going change with new generation of always on always connected devices .
With latest microprocessors together with high performance modem technology initiative from Qualcomm and Microsoft offers always on and always connected PCs and devices. In this concept, a laptop or device running on Microsoft operating system works like a Smartphone. Instead of standby mode in the conventional PCs for power management, these devices will be active (connected standby mode) all the time and connected to a wireless network.
Cloud computing and connectivity
Industries are moving towards cloud computing and wireless connectivity is an integral part of the whole concept. Wireless technologies will replace traditional wired connections within few years. Currently, many organizations are using LTE network for cloud based applications.
Telecom networks are offering private LTE network for industries and workplace. In the era of 5G technology, enterprises will make use of the power of ultra fast, low latency wireless connectivity for wide range of applications.
The device will be connected even in sleep or standby mode. It has many significant advantages especially in security applications. Wi-Fi (802.11ac) technology and Gigabit LTE technologies will be used for wireless connectivity.
Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform and X55 5G modem
Latest Snapdragon compute platform offers high performance, ultra thin, fanless form factors with always on, always connected feature for laptop like in a smartphone. Together with Snapdragon X55 5G modems, users can enjoy the multi-gigabit 4G LTE wireless connectivity and 5G network experiences.
Always connected with multi-gigabit LTE network with download speed up to 2GBPS can be achieved even with non gigabit LTE network.
Always on always connected PCs can download files and data from the cloud as fast as the local storage. User will be able to access the data from the cloud servers without any delay.
Another significant feature is excellent graphics support and up to 60 percentage of power saving capabilities. It also offers multi-day battery life with necessary hardware optimization.
These devices practically integrating the power of PC and convenience of mobile platform without any performance degradation in terms of processing power and capable of stay connected mode.
Advantages of always on always connected devices
- Always on devices can switch from standby mode to active mode in seconds which reduces booting time.
- Excellent power saving options ensures multi-day battery life for devices.
- Always connected to a wireless network which offers lightning fast connectivity to cloud.
- Modern semiconductor technology offer sleek design processors which helps an ultra-thin design.
- Increased mobility of devices gives better convenience.
- Supports familiar operating system like windows 10.
- Excellent multimedia support like 4K video and HD audio.
Future of always on always connected PCs
5G evolution will transform the future PC ecosystem into a new high performance, thin design, and multi-day battery life, lightning –fast connectivity with always on, always connected feature. Since connectivity is lifeblood of future devices, new generation always on and always connected devices will play a significant role in wireless revolution with 5G technology and Internet of Things.
Major PC makers have already launched their PC models with always on always connected features and more companies will adapt to this 5G ready concept for excellent connectivity and power efficiency.