First pictures of Qualcomm Snapdragon netbook appear to be a tablet

Dec 5, 2008

It appears that the first pictures of a netbook based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset have surfaced and they look great with the exception to the small screen.  While this still appears to be a concept, it certainly looks as if they are headed in the right direction.

The Snapdragon ARM-based processor allows for a quicker startup and much lower power consumption. This device begs the question will we see 45nm Snapdragon chipset that Qualcomm announced recently? The new QSD8672 offers a dual core CPU with speeds up to 1.5GHz. We can also expect to see integrated GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as wireless 3G HSPA+ support for 28Mbps down and 11Mbps up.

These features outweigh the current Snapdragon platform, which currently offers less display resolution and clocks in at 1GHz. They took out the touchpad, but this device includes a touchscreen that swivels like a convertible tablet.  Qualcomm claims that Snapdragon devices such as this should give between four and six hours of battery life on a single charge.

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