New ARM notebooks, battery life up to 29 hours

New ARM notebooks, battery life up to 29 hours

In recent hours, a document has appeared online that had escaped the notice of Dellwhich collects interesting information on the launch of the first devices based on the most recent version of Windows on ARM. We knew Dell was working on a model ARM-based of its well-known XPS 13 laptop. The contents of the leak just intercepted online (and already deleted from the main sharing platforms), however, it reveals a preview of some information not only on the company’s projects in terms of notebook ARMbut also on those of Qualcomm, Microsoft and NVIDIA.

The first notebooks based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon

The Dell XPS 13 system based on ARM architecture will debut in three different versions, with FHD+, QHD+ and OLED displays. He will have one touch bar in the upper part and only two USB-C ports.

Guinness-class battery life with Windows on ARM systems

One of the most significant improvements has to do with theautonomy from the drums: in the case of the FHD+ model it can reach – at least according to what has been leaked – up to 29 ore (during video playback). A value that dwarfs any Windows laptop currently on the market. Carrying out a test focused on Web browsing, the XPS 13 with FHD+ display would ensure battery life of 13 hours, equal to approximately 12 hours in the case of the QHD+ version, around 9 hours for the model equipped with an LG Display OLED screen.

Dell would also use a “panel”tandem OLED“. This expression refers to a particular structure of display OLED which joins two overlapping subunits. This “tandem” configuration has several advantages: greater energy efficiency, better brightness and extended life (by reducing the stress on the individual emitting layers, the life of the display will be significantly longer). Apple recently launched a variant of its iPad Pro with “tandem OLED” technology: Dell seems to have followed the same path, already with the launch of the new XPS 13.

The document leaked to Dell is dated August 2023 and refers to June 2024 as the launch date of the new OLED”.

ARM notebook: the future of Qualcomm SoCs passes through Oryon V2 cores

The information that jumped online also anticipates the roadmap Of Qualcomm: The next generation of Snapdragon chips for laptops will debut as early as the second half of 2025. It will be equipped with the cores Oryon V2technology for the creation of CPUs acquired by Nuvia in 2021. A third version is expected by the end of 2027, suggesting that there will be a notable generational leap.

The same Dell XPS 14 systems based on Oryon V2 and Intel Panther Lake CPUs should arrive in January 2026. The company would also be willing to release a revised version of the as an alternative.

NVIDIA has not yet made any mention of the series RTX 5000 of its graphics solutions (they will be based on Blackwell architecture). However, it appears that the next generation of NVIDIA GPUs will debut in early 2025, with a refresh expected about a year later.

Opening image credit: Qualcomm.

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