This is going to sound weird, because the amount of required battery power would be really generous. However, I am wondering about this. From what I have read, everyone is thinking about ARM. Everyone wants to see if they can combine it with Windows without the possibility of an emulator. SOC has already been shown by WindowRT. So, for sure, it can run windows up to a point. In my opinion, SoC will work for a full Window.
But my idea is this. I believe this. When we “powered” down, we are simply either watching a movie or browsing. These tasks aren’t exactly intensive (A6 from an iPad can handle this easily). Even when we are watching (let’s say for theoretical shot) a 4K movie, the A9x (which is equivalent of old intel, can handle this perfectly). When we are working, we need it to be intensive. So, what if we combine both SoC + Intel (apple has already done this!)
SoC would handle anything that is not task intensive. Intel would handle all intensive tasks. Throw in a good graphic card (say Nvidia or AMD) for the graphic intensive rendering.
This is how I imagine it.
Set all tasks that deal with say browsing files, indexing (background), download, spyware (if you still run them), browsing the internet, download toward the SoC. This should ease the burdens of the actual Intel chips
Set all tasks that require intensive computing such as rending of pictures, rending a movies, intensive picture development, 4K movies watching, data analyzing tasks, etc…
Set all tasks that deal with graphic toward Nvidia or AMD such as your VR, 4K movies rendering, intensive picture development, etc…
I imagine the minimum requirement of memory for the entire system would be somewhere between 16 to 32GB. However, given that SoC (the one that can actually survive on simple of 1-2 GB), 18 should be the sweet spot.
What do you think?