Qualcomm to Offer Snapdragon 800 Processors for Windows RT 8.1

Qualcomm says that it has expanded its Snapdragon 800 processors portfolio to include support for Microsoft Windows RT 8.1.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors feature an integrated multimode 3G/LTE modem and CPU speeds of up to 2.2 GHz per core. Other capabilities include USB 3.0 and support for Windows RT 8.1 features and services.

New devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors and Windows RT 8.1 is expected to be available later this year.


Last year Microsoft reimagined and redesigned Windows, and, for the first time Windows ran on an ARM chips. The result of bringing Windows RT together with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors has enabled Qualcomm customers to build tablets, convertibles and notebooks that are thin and fan-less, and deliver speedy performance with long lasting battery life.

“Our Snapdragon 800 processors offer the best combination of high performance, efficient power usage and LTE network support and will help enable greater flexibility and connectivity options to Microsoft and device manufacturers. Snapdragon 800 processors deliver significant performance improvements across the entire SoC along with support for new Windows RT 8.1 features and services.” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm Technologies.


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