Of course, this isn't for people who need to run demanding software or games but for basic software like Office it seems to work really well. Qualcomm envisions a new class of "always connected" laptops with smartphone-like features.
Devices with the 10nm Snapdragon 835 are expected later this year, they will offer 1 Gigabit LTE connectivity and promise up to 50 percent longer battery. Additionally, Qualcomm claims these systems can offer up to 4 to 5 times the connected standby as what's possible with Intel's Kaby Lake processors.
FUD Zilla saw a prototype in action:
Office 2016 that we've seen is a 32 bit version emulated, but despite the emulation it worked really well. We’ve seen a demo of an Excel data set, creating a chart and then copying it to a PowerPoint presentation. After that, the presentation was sent via email using Outlook.
We had a chance to see 7 Zip (x86) third party app, installing and working just fine. The Edge browser runs smoothly and the demo was conducted via a GigabitLTE (test network), the heart of the Snapdragon 835. The average download speed exceeded 300 Mbps - something that you might end up seeing in the future.