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Is Qualcomm Snapdragon worth the extra price?


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#1 Ubiq

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:32 PM

Hi!

I'm looking into buying a new Thinkpad which will have Intel Dual Band Wireless AC(2x2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.1.

There is an option to add Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X7 LTE-A (Sierra Wireless EM7455), but it will raise the cost a bit. Just how much speed and extra connectivity could I expect from this?

If I have to take the laptop to India for work, will this be helpful or not?

Thank you!

 


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 05:41 AM

Qualcomm Sales Pitch.

 

If you believe that the features quoted are worth the cash...consider it.  If the features stipulated are of no import to you and are not available sans the Qualcomm...easy decision, IMO.

 

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:02 AM

Great link, thanks! If I'm interpreting the map correctly, India doesn't have a significant number of Gigabit LTE operators, but China does. That is useful.

 

Yes, the sales pitch does tell me things I want to hear and pay for.

But only someone who uses Qualcomm Snapdragon could give me their opinion based on their experience about how well Qualcomm delivers on that pitch


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 11:39 AM

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Which-WWAN-option-4G-SIM-Data/td-p/3351254

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:37 PM

Lol, that's the last link I read before I posted this topic. I could barely follow it!


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