You're all ready for the family trip. You have your snacks, your books, and your laptop so you can stay connected, check email and even catch up on some shows you plan on streaming. The worst part is when you barely get into your movie before your laptop dims giving you that dreaded 10% battery warning.
We are all tired of lugging around our laptop chargers everywhere. They are bulky and inconvenient. It is annoying to always have to find that coffee shop table right next to the outlet, and even the best laptops now really only last 4-6 hours with moderate use.
Luckily, new laptops coming in 2018 promise to fix all of our charging woes.
The year 2018 will be the year of a new and more powerful laptop battery. Manufacturers like Asus, HP, and Lenovo will be rolling out a new series of laptops that promise to deliver 20+hours of battery life. The technology is in the hyper efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that is similar to the kind used in Android smartphones.
These powerful new PCs known as 'Always-connected' will even support a built-in cellular connection.
Using this new 4G LTE connection will provide a much more secure signal than connecting to an unsecured wireless network. The LTE connection will encrypt your information for added security, as well as convenience. No need to search for a Wi-Fi connection anymore.
The biggest question right now is, "What is the cost?". And, unfortunately, we do not know, yet. A lot may depend on the cellular contracts, data charges, and payment structures. Plus there is the new more efficient processor technology to factor in.
These are all great steps towards making laptops more mobile and convenient than ever. With the ability to connect to a 4G LTE signal and no need to be plugged in for hours at a time these new always-connected PCs are looking to be the new standard in laptop technology.
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