Qualcomm, Lenovo announce Project Limitless: the first 5G Snapdragon 8cx laptop

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At Computex 2019, currently happening in Taipei, Taiwan, Qualcomm and Lenovo announced the world’s first 5G laptop, which will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx platform.

While the existence of this laptop was teased back in MWC 2019, we’ve now got a better idea of what this device will be capable of.

Known as "Project Limitless," the laptop will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragfon 8cx 5G compute platform, which is the first ever 7-nanometer platform built for PCs that offers 5G data connectivity built in.

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“Lenovo 5G PCs built on the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform will feature ultra-low latency, remarkable performance, battery life and 5G connectivity that will revolutionize the way we work and play,” according to Johnson Jia, senior vice president of Lenovo's PC Business Group.

Project Limitless will benefit from the Snapdragon 8cx’s improved performance, battery life and connectivity compared to Snapdragon-powered laptops that have been previously released.

So, that means battery life that lasts for days and super-fast mobile 5G internet that could transform how we use our PCs.

Qualcomm and Lenovo haven’t released any more details about Project Limitless – including a price and release date – but once it does, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.