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Qualcomm 1.3GHz 45nm Snapdragon detailed: 3G, GPS & power-frugal

Hot on the heels of the first official Qualcomm Smartbook prototypes comes more information on the latest Snapdragon chipsets.  Compared to the existing 1GHz Snapdragon chips – as used in the Toshiba TG01 smartphone – the new QSD8650A chipset uses 45nm manufacturing processes and has a faster 1.3GHz clock speed but up to 30-percent lower power requirements.

 

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ASUS, Wistron & Inventec Qualcomm Smartbook netbooks revealed

ASUS, Wistron & Inventec Qualcomm Smartbook netbooks revealed

They may look like the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA, but these slender netbooks are actually the first demo units of Qualcomm's Snapdragon-based Eee PCs.  Based on Qualcomm's 1GHz super-chip, the ASUS models - actually thinner than the 1008HA - were joined by machines from Wistron and Inventec.

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Qualcomm Smartbooks: Snapdragon netbook & smartphone challenge

Qualcomm Smartbooks: Snapdragon netbook & smartphone challenge

Qualcomm have been sharing their plans to take on Intel and the netbook market with a range of Snapdragon-powered Smartbooks.  Bearing a similar design and ethos to the Wistron demo unit spotted back in March, the Smartbooks will include Qualcomm's 1GHz processor, WWAN, WiFi and Bluetooth, together with GPS and up to ten hours runtime.

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