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Lenovo launches the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 laptop
- The first laptop released that uses the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor is now available for sale.
- The Lenovo ThinkPad X13s has a slim design and up to 28 hours of battery life.
- Currently, it’s available via Verizon for the price of $40.28 a month for 36 months.
Qualcomm is currently the biggest chip maker for smartphones but it’s slowly been making inroads into the PC business that’s dominated by Intel and AMD. Today, the first laptop with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip has gone on sale via Verizon in the form of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s notebook.
Back in December 2021, Qualcomm stated the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 would have a 40% improvement in single-core CPU performance, along with an 85% improvement with multiple cores. The included Adreno GPU chip has a 60% improvement compared to the previous version found in the older 8cx processor.
As far as the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s, it has a 13.3-inch display and a battery that should last up to 28 hours on a single charge. It’s very slim and weighs in at just 2.35 pounds. It also includes a 5MP front facing webcam. It supports both of Verizon’s 5G networks. You can get the notebook, with 512GB of storage, via Verizon for $40.27 per month.
Nevertheless, we’re glad to see the first Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 laptop finally in the wild. It should help to narrow the gap somewhat to Apple’s Arm-powered machines ahead of Qualcomm’s Nuvia CPUs landing in the market.