Expect the First Windows 8 Snapdragon PC Late 2012

To have a really competitive tablet computer you need to have a really good battery and a very conservative cpu with a low TDP (Thermal Design Power). The reason is a tablet is even more portable than the old Portable PC. No one wants to hookup to a power adapter just to get through the day. However, maybe at the end of the day when they go to bed they will plug in the tablet. A cell phone style System on a Chip is a much bigger step towards that goal if it can ship in a Windows 8 tablet. Read On:

AnandTech – Qualcomms New Snapdragon S4: MSM8960 & Krait Architecture Explored

Given Tuesday’s announcement of the first ARM-15 architecture chip from ARM and TMSC, the ball is rolling now. We’re getting closer and closer to desktop capable CPUs in terms of clock, core and now data/instruction bus widths. Once the ARM-15 64bit chip hits the market Qualcomm is going to need to accelerate its development of competing chips. But for now, I think integrating many functions into the same die will have to do. Here now is Qualcomm’s SnapDragon, Read On: