Qualcomm announced its Always Connected PC concept earlier this year, promising to bring the best parts of smartphone technology to PCs.
This new category of computers will offer “beyond all-day” battery life, and promises to be always connected.
Standby time will be four or five-times greater than current laptop computers.
With integrated cellular and Wi-Fi radios, the devices are built to offer gigabit connectivity anywhere there is coverage.
The new PCs will run Windows 10, and the executive vice-president of Microsoft Windows and devices, Terry Myerson, painted a picture of what the experience will look like.
Speaking at the Qualcomm Technology summit in Maui, Myerson said he had the opportunity to use a pre-release Always Connected PC.
For a week he was able to work on the machine, using applications like Excel and Outlook. He was also able to play games.
“I didn’t plug in once that entire week. Not carrying on a power cord is just liberating,” said Myerson.