The Snapdragon Development Kit for Windows is now officially available. Its presentation took place last May, but we had not been able to see details about its final price, nor have we seen any new information of interest since then, up to now.
All aspects of the design and hardware configuration of the Snapdragon development kit were handled by Qualcomm and Microsoft, but the manufacturer of the kit was ECS, and we can already achieve this by 219 dollars, A price that a priori seems quite cheap, but what does the Snapdragon development kit offer for that money? Let’s see it.
Externally we find a very small and compact chassis, finished in black. We see the Qualcomm Snapdragon logo, a power button on the top, and two connectors on the side, but in reality the Snapdragon development kit has a much wider range of connections. This is all it offers:
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-C.
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A.
- 1 x MicroSD.
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A.
- 1 x HDMI.
- 1 x LAN (10/100).
At the hardware level, the Snapdragon Development Kit for Windows uses a SoC Snapdragon 7c, a chip that stands out for offering a good balance between power and price, and whose CPU is based on the 64-bit ARM architecture. Its GPU is a Qualcomm Adreno solution, as expected.
So that the rest of the specifications do not clash, the Snapdragon Development Kit for Windows comes with 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of storage capacity and uses Windows 10 64-bit as the operating system. We have available a micro SIM slot, eSIM support and optional Wi-Fi 6, at least on the model that has been listed by ECS.
The price of the Snapdragon Development Kit for Windows is, in its base configuration, $ 219, that is, 191 euros excluding VAT. It is quite a reasonable price for what it offers, although it will obviously increase if we want to configure it with other extras.