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Snapdragon X Series is the Exclusive Platform to Power the Next Generation of Windows PCs with Copilot+ Today

Highlights:

  • Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus are powering the launch of a new category of devices delivering Microsoft Copilot+ PC experiences.

  • PCs with Snapdragon X Elite and X Plus deliver, multiple days of battery life, unparalleled performance plus efficiency to accelerate productivity and creativity with unique AI experiences powered by the world’s fastest NPU for laptops at 45 TOPS and leading performance per watt.

  • The first wave of over 20 Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus were announced today from leading global OEMs including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Samsung. Devices are available for pre-order now and can be purchased from major retailers starting June 18.

May 20, 2024 – San Diego – During the Copilot+ debut, Microsoft and global OEMs announced PCs powered by Snapdragon® X Elite and Snapdragon® X Plus – the only devices that are capable of bringing Copilot+ experiences to life today. The leading AI technology and performance efficiency of these platforms will power this groundbreaking new category, as Copilot+ revolutionizes how users interact with their PCs. Together, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Microsoft are taking intelligent computing to the next level and transforming the PC experience.

Qualcomm Technologies is restoring performance leadership to the Windows PC ecosystem with our leading NPU powered by Snapdragon X Elite which delivers the highest NPU performance per watt for laptops, up to 2.6X vs. M3 and up to 5.4X vs. Core Ultra 71.  With the integrated Qualcomm® Hexagon™ NPU architecture, it can deliver up to 24 TOPS/watt peak performance in uses cases like Super Resolutionand with our leading Qualcomm Oryon™  CPU, Snapdragon X Elite leads in performance per watt, matching competitor peak PC CPU performance at 60% less power3.

“It’s a new era for the PC and our collaboration with Microsoft combines the power of Snapdragon X Series with the power of Copilot+ to deliver groundbreaking AI capabilities that are redefining the personal computing experience – all with industry-leading performance and multi-day battery life,” said Alex Katouzian, Group General Manager, Mobile, Compute & XR, Qualcomm Technologies. “Today, our global OEM partners launched the first Copilot+ PCs exclusively powered by Snapdragon X Series in a variety of form factors and at multiple price points. We’re proud to enable this industry shift, which puts Windows PCs at the forefront of technology and allows users to push the boundaries of what’s possible across productivity, creativity, and entertainment.”

“Copilot+ PCs powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Series deliver performance per watt leadership to the Windows ecosystem while also powering groundbreaking AI experiences and exceptional battery life” said Pavan Davuluri, Corporate Vice President, Windows + Devices for Microsoft. “This is an inflection point for the Windows PC ecosystem, enabled by our deep partnership with Qualcomm. I am thrilled to be able to launch innovative Copilot+ PCs experiences and devices with Snapdragon, including Surface, that have leading performance and energy efficiency.”

Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite and X Plus launched today include:

  • Acer unveils the Swift 14 AI, offering new AI experiences to support everyday computing tasks. Combining the powerful Snapdragon X Series platforms, Copilot+ capabilities in Windows 11, and solutions such as Acer PurifiedView 2.0 and Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0, the Swift 14 AI seamlessly utilizes AI to elevate productivity and creativity. It offers an option with a 2.5K touchscreen display for immersive visuals and stands out with a Copilot+ PC-exclusive design, featuring a unique AI logo on the cover and an Activity Indicator on the touchpad.
  • ASUS incorporating Snapdragon X Elite and X Plus into the ASUS Vivobook S 15 signifies a paradigm shift in personal computing, delivering unprecedented AI power and efficiency. As a result of integrated 45 NPU TOPS and an unmatched 45W TDP, supported by ASUS IceCool Thermal technology, users will enjoy lightning-fast on-device AI processing, enabling Copilot+ PC next-gen AI-powered features. The ASUS Vivobook S 15 offers more than 18 hours of uninterrupted productivity, despite its 15.6-inch 3K 120 Hz OLED display. All this is combined with a slim form factor and a full set of I/O ports, making it a versatile on-the-go companion. More info about the ASUS Vivobook S 15 is available here.
  • Dell now offers five new laptops powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus. With a comprehensive portfolio for consumer and commercial, XPS 13, Inspiron 14 Plus, Inspiron 14, Latitude 7455 and Latitude 5455 deliver exceptional speed and AI performance, and groundbreaking battery life to elevate computing and simplify tasks. The new devices also feature NGAI, enabling transformative AI PC experiences. Visit here to learn more.
  • HP’s next-gen AI PCs are designed and engineered around the Snapdragon X Elite processor and its dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), capable of 45 trillion operations per second (TOPS), to run language models and generative AI locally on the device. The HP OmniBook X AI PC and HP EliteBook Ultra AI PC deliver more power in sleek, ultra-thin, and cool form factors that harness the most powerful AI PC technologies with up to 26 hours of battery life, rapid charging, and AI optimization on device for greater productivity. The HP EliteBook Ultra also delivers additional features for commercial customers, including Wolf Pro Security Next Gen Antivirus (NGAV) designed to protect the PC down to the firmware level with hardware security features that shield user credentials and other critical data, Microsoft Secured-Core PC designation (a chip-to-cloud security technology that provides secure identity, secure attestation, and cryptographic services), and a three-year warranty. You can pre-order the Omnibook X here, and find the EliteBook Ultra here.
  • Lenovo introduced the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x and Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 6, its first AI PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite. These laptops offer top PC performance per watt and fast NPU-based AI processing up to 45 trillion operations per second (TOPS). Windows 11 and Copilot+ enhancements enable access to LLM capabilities offline, enhancing creativity, productivity and security. The Yoga Slim 7x and ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 deliver innovative AI PC features, ensuring futuristic and streamlined consumer and business user experiences. Find out more about Lenovo’s latest AI PCs here.
  • Microsoft: The new Surface Laptop is the fastest, most intelligent Surface Laptop ever. Now in an updated, modern laptop design with razor-thin bezels, a brilliant touchscreen display, AI-enhanced camera, and a haptic touchpad. It delivers incredible performance, ultra-long battery life and all-new AI experiences powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors. Customers get a choice between a 13.8” and 15” display and four stunning colors. The all-new Surface Pro is the most flexible 2-in-1 laptop, now reimagined with more speed and battery life for all-new AI experiences, powered by X Elite and X Plus. It introduces a new, optional OLED with HDR display, and ultrawide field of view camera perfect for Windows Studio Effects. The new Surface Pro Flex Keyboard allows you to position your Surface Pro and keyboard where they suit you, designed to be used both attached or detached. Visit here to learn more.
  • Samsung: Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge is equipped with cutting-edge hybrid AI integrations, and powered by the fastest, most powerful Snapdragon X Elite for laptops backed by 45 TOPS NPU computing power. This device joins the most hyperconnected Galaxy AI ecosystem. With 14-inch and 16-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display size options, Galaxy Book4 Edge unleashes new levels of creativity and productivity, and breaks down communications barriers with intuitive capabilities and simple language prompts. It also brings beloved Galaxy AI features like Circle to Search with Google, Live Translate and Chat Assist to the PC’s more expansive display. Experience the next level of personalized, powerful AI computing here.

To learn more about Snapdragon X Series Platforms, visit here. Click here to watch the Microsoft Copilot+ event on-demand.

Click here to watch the Computex 2024 keynote delivered by Cristiano Amon, President and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, on June 3.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm relentlessly innovates to deliver intelligent computing everywhere, helping the world tackle some of its most important challenges. Our proven solutions drive transformation across major industries, and our Snapdragon® branded platforms power extraordinary consumer experiences. Building on our nearly 40-year leadership in setting industry standards and creating era-defining technology breakthroughs, we deliver leading edge AI, high-performance, low-power computing, and unrivaled connectivity. Together with our ecosystem partners, we enable next-generation digital transformation to enrich lives, improve businesses, and advance societies. At Qualcomm, we are engineering human progress.

1AI inferencing performance is based on UL Solutions Procyon AI on Windows 11 OS and MacOS run in May 2024. Snapdragon X Elite were tested using a Qualcomm reference design on Windows 11 OS. The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (16 core) was tested using an Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405) laptop on Windows 11. The Apple M3 was tested using an Apple MacBook Pro on MacOS. Maximum performance reflected by Intel Core Ultra 7 155H and the M3 represent maximum achievable results in given platforms under unconstrained PL1/PL2 settings and no thermal limitations. Power and performance comparison reflects results based on measurements and hardware instrumentation of given devices.​

2Super Resolution network tested in QTI labs.

3CPU Performance is based on Geekbench v6.2 Multi-Thread on Windows 11 OS run in March 2024. Snapdragon X Elite was tested using a Qualcomm reference design on Windows 11 OS. The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (16 core) was tested using an Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405) laptop, on Windows 11. Maximum performance reflected by Intel Core Ultra 7 155H represents maximum achievable results in given platforms under unconstrained PL1/PL2 settings and no thermal limitations. Power and performance comparison reflects results based on measurements and hardware instrumentation of given devices.

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