computer processors: Core of computing: 6 processors that power your smartphone, PC

Gadgets have become ubiquitous. From cell phones and laptops to headphones and smartwatches, they are an integral part of people’s lives. These gadgets are powered by processors that are at the heart of their function: computing.

Here are some of the most popular processors used in phones, laptops, smartwatches, and true wireless headphones:

Apple Series A: Ace In The Pack

You’ll find the A-series of bionic processors in every iPhone on the market. A-series processors are also found in some iPad models. In smartphones, the A-series is arguably the fastest processor you can find. It guarantees lag-free performance and can last for a few years without breaking a sweat.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Series: Here, There, Everywhere

From high-end Android phones to entry-level devices, you’ll find a Snapdragon processor powering them. Not only that, some tablets and smartwatches also deploy the Snapdragon series of processors. If there is a commonly used device, chances are it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Intel Core Series: The Building Block

If you have a Windows laptop, chances are it’s running an Intel Core series processor. Intel manufactures its Core series – in different subsets – in the Windows PC price range. Even Apple had used Intel processors until the next processor we mentioned arrived.


M1 Series: Dial M for more power


Apple’s M1 series changed that. Over the past two years, Apple has shipped M1 processors to all Mac devices and also introduced two variants of the iPad. M1 Macs are capable of delivering strong computing and gaming performance and also improve the battery life of the devices.


Mediatek series: the budget choice


MediaTek’s processors are mostly found in budget and entry-level smartphones. You can also find them in some Chromebooks. MediaTek has also made inroads into mid-range phones, but dominates the budget and entry-level phone space.

H1: loud and clear

Apple AirPods are by far the most popular wireless headphones in the world. It may be a lesser-known processor, but the H1 processor is found in AirPods and AirPods Pro, which means millions of people use it daily around the world.

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