Qualcomm’s new PC chips are good, but they still can’t match Apple’s M1

Can the new Snapdragon chip for laptops compete against Intel and Apple's best?

Qualcomm’s new PC chips are good, but they still can’t match Apple’s M1

On day two of the 2021 Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm unveiled a new set of Arm-based SoCs destined for laptops and detachable computers. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is the company’s new high-end offering, while the Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 is aimed squarely at the entry-level segment. Devices with these chips are expected to arrive sometime in the first half of 2022.

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