Many were excited by Microsoft and Qualcomm’s announcement about a Snapdragon Developer Kit, but it was light on specifics. Key among them, which ports are on the back of the thing?
Fortunately, we now have the Kit’s full specifications. They are:
SoC. Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Compute Platform (SC7180, ARMv8-based).
RAM. 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM.
Storage. 64 GB eMMC.
- USB 2.0 Type-C (PD-Charging)
- USB 2.0 Type-A
- Micro-SIM card slot type
- USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
- LAN (10/100 Mbps)
- Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
- eSIM for cellular connectivity
Dimensions. 119 mm (w) x 116.6 mm (d) x 35 mm (h)
Weight. 0.23 kg
Naturally, we still have questions. Is the eSIM 4G/LTE or 5G or both? Which version of HDMI? Etc.
And, this is a very low-end PC, even in the Qualcomm space. To date, all of the Qualcomm-based PCs we’ve seen have used flagship-class 8x-series chipsets, and they’re all pretty slow. This will be even slower.