Always Connected PC


I was just wondering what the difference if any between the always connected PC and tethering my Windows 10 PC to a hotspot that I use on the go.

Comments (9)

9 responses to “Always Connected PC”

  1. TheJoeFin

    From what I understand the difference would be an Always-Connected-PC can receive notifications/calls etc. even when in 'sleep' or 'low-power' mode. Unlike Intel PCs which don't connect to networks until they are awake.

    • Paul Thurrott

      In reply to TheJoeFin:

      I never really thought about it like that, but yes, that makes sense. With integrated cellular connectivity and modern sleep modes, an Always Connected PC can "drip" new content to the PC---notifications, mail, etc.---while sleeping. Whereas it cannot do so if tethered and sleeping. (As it's no longer tethered then.)

  2. Tony Barrett

    The big expense for the consumer with the concept of an 'always connected' PC is the cellular data costs. I just don't think many consumers would be ok with that, especially knowing how data-slurpy win10 is, and I just can't see Enterprises moving away from x86 and their LoB apps that may or may not run under emulation. You have to ask, Is it really worth it?

  3. wunderbar

    Always connected literally means always connected. if you're tethering to a phone unless you're doing it 24/7 that PC is not always connected.