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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 7c and 8c for entry-level and mid-range Windows 10 PCs

Qualcomm and Microsoft’s Windows 10 work on the ARM project is currently on its third generation with the Snapdragon 8cx processor (modified for the new Microsoft Surface Pro X and coming to the Samsung Galaxy Book S). But if there’s been one thorn in the strategy, it’s been price. Windows 10 on ARM PCs have never been low-cost, but that may be about to change.

Qualcomm, today at its annual tech summit in Hawaii, announced the new Snapdragon 7c and Snapdragon 8c compute platforms (Qualcomm also announced the Snapdragon 865 for smartphones). The new chips are meant for entry-level and mid-range PCs, respectively, while the more powerful (and expensive) Snapdragon 8cx remains for top-tier always-connected PCs…

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