Gadgets have become ubiquitous. From smartphone and laptops to headphones and smartwatches, they are an integral part of people’s lives. Powering these gadgets are processors that are at the heart of their function: computing.
These are some of the most popular processors that are used in phones, laptops, smartwatches and true wireless earbuds:
Apple’s A-series: Ace In The Pack
You will find the A-series of bionic processors in every iPhone in the market. The A-series of processors are also found in certain iPad models. In smartphones, the A-series is arguably the fastest processor you can find. It ensures lag-free performance and can last for a few years without breaking a sweat.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Series: Here, There, Everywhere
From premium Android phones to entry-level devices, you will find a Snapdragon processor powering them. Not just that, certain tablets and smartwatches too deploy the Snapdragon series of processors. If there’s a commonly used device, chances are that it would be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Intel Core Series: The Staple One
If you have a Windows laptop, there is a great probability it would be running an Intel Core series processor. Intel makes its Core series — under different subsets — across the price range of Windows PC. Even Apple had used Intel processors until the next processor we’d mentioned made its arrival.
M1 Series: Dial M For More Power
The M1 series from Apple has been quite a game-changer. In the last two years, Apple has given M1 processors across all Mac devices and introduced two variants of the iPad as well. The M1 Macs are capable of delivering strong computing and gaming performance and improving the battery life of devices as well.
Mediatek Series: The Budget Choice
MediaTek’s processors are primarily found in budget and entry-level smartphone. You can find them in certain Chromebooks as well. MediaTek has been making inroads in mid-range phones as well, but dominates the budget and entry-level phone space.
H1: Loud And Clear
The Apple AirPods are by far the most popular wireless headphones in the world. It might be a lesser-known processor but the H1 processor is found in AirPods and AirPods Pro — which means millions use it across the world on a daily basis.