Qualcomm announced a new Snapdragon 850 processor this Computex 2018 specifically designed for Pcs running Windows 10 i.e. the so called Always on PC.
The Snapdragon 850 is a follow up from last generation of Snapdragon 835. The processor is to be available for only PCs and will not be available to any mobile devices and the improvement that brings along with it is inevitable. It claims 30 percent performance improvement, 20 percent better battery life, and 20 percent faster peak gigabit data speeds over the Snapdragon 835. The Snapdragon 450 is built on the same 10 nm technology of Snapdragon 845 and packs the same X20 modem for cellular connectivity.
The performance of the first generation of always on PCs were disappointing as their performance were comparatively worse than x86 CPUs from Intel and there were limited amount of apps and programs that were available for this platform. As the new SDKs and tools from Microsoft will help in development of new apps and Microsoft also announced to support x64 platform, the everlasting battery, good performance and support for connectivity on the go this may be the platform of choice for those officials and students.