Qualcomm Computex 2024 Keynote Unveils “The PC Reborn” with Snapdragon X Series and Copilot+ PCs

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  • Qualcomm President and CEO Cristiano Amon took the stage with industry leaders from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Samsung to highlight the industry shift taking place in the PC space enabled by Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon X Series.
  • Demonstrations and benchmarks showed that devices powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors are the only PCs today that are capable of delivering Copilot+ PC experiences and can deliver up to multiple days of battery life, unparalleled performance per watt and on-device AI experiences with the world’s fastest and most efficient NPU for laptops.
  • The initial wave of over 20 Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors area available for pre-order now and can be purchased from major retailers starting June 18.

At Computex 2024, Qualcomm President and CEO, Cristiano Amon, took the stage, joined by leaders from the global PC ecosystem, to celebrate and reveal what consumers and enterprises can expect across productivity, creativity, and entertainment from a new category of PC’s, the Copilot+ PCs that today are only powered by Snapdragon® X Elite and Snapdragon® X Plus Platforms.

“The PC is reborn. Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite are the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever built with AI integrated throughout the system and can deliver multi-day battery life,” said Amon. “I am grateful to the partners that joined me on stage today to celebrate this industry shift that puts Snapdragon powered Windows Copilot+ PCs at the forefront of technology innovation. Together, we are redefining the personal computing experience, and enabling developers to efficiently create apps for this new generation.”

Built from the ground up, Amon highlighted the NPU in the Snapdragon X Series, as a key differentiator and reason why performance of PCs powered by Snapdragon X Series is superior and makes Copilot+ experiences possible. Offloading AI workloads from the CPU and GPU to the NPU significantly boosts performance and delivers massive power savings.

With this in mind Amon stated that Qualcomm Technologies is restoring performance leadership to the Windows PC ecosystem with our leading NPU 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 our leading Qualcomm Oryon™ CPU, Snapdragon X Elite is the new performance leader for Windows with up to 51% faster CPU performance at ISO power and matches competitor peak PC CPU performance at 65% less power2.

Amon also went beyond the hardware to point out Qualcomm Technologies’ industry-leading development tools for the creation of next-generation AI apps. The Qualcomm® AI Hub allows developers to deploy a model in 5 minutes on devices powered by Snapdragon platforms, whether their own or from Qualcomm Technologies’ growing collection of pre-optimized, ready-to-use AI models. The new Snapdragon® Dev Kit for Windows provides the ideal hardware platform for these developers, with an accelerated Snapdragon X Elite chipset and a popular, stackable form factor.

Executive Partner Quotes

Acer: “We’re excited to extend our relationship with Qualcomm Technologies into Copilot+ PCs, building our new Acer Swift 14 AI laptop with the latest Snapdragon X platform,” said Jason Chen, Chairman and CEO, Acer. “We look forward to the new AI experiences these new PCs will unlock, paving the way for the next era of computing technology.”

ASUS: “As we enter the era of AI PCs, ASUS is excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to bring groundbreaking innovations to our users. The launch of the ASUS Vivobook S 15, powered by the Snapdragon X Elite, marks a significant milestone in personal computing. This AI-powered Copilot+ PC enhances productivity, creativity, and user experience with its advanced features. Partnering with Qualcomm Technologies underscores our commitment to pushing technology’s boundaries. We will continue working together to introduce more innovative AI PCs, empowering users with cutting-edge technology, ” said S.Y. HSU, Co-CEO, ASUS.

Dell: “There’s no doubt the AI PC revolution is here with promises of unlocking new levels of productivity and efficiency,” said Sam Burd, president, Client Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “Dell is all-in on this AI PC era, evidenced by our comprehensive portfolio of AI PCs which now includes devices powered by Snapdragon X Series. Users can benefit from extraordinary performance, battery life and new AI experiences to take back time in their day and focus on the tasks that matter most.”

HP: “The introduction of the AI PC provides a significant opportunity for the industry and HP is thrilled to partner with Qualcomm Technologies for this category creation moment,” said HP President and CEO, Enrique Lores. “The launch of the Elitebook Ultra and OmniBook X represent our shared commitment to reimagining what’s possible in an era of AI. With Snapdragon X Series, we are delivering secure best-in-class, high performance experiences for our customers.”

Lenovo: “At Lenovo, we never stop innovating to offer the best experience, design, and engineering in computing to create a future of smarter technology and AI for all,” said Luca Rossi, President of Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo. “We’ve been collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies on making this vision a reality. And thanks to the Snapdragon X Elite platform, the latest Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 and Yoga Slim 7x Copilot+ PCs both offer impressive performance, outstanding power efficiency, and groundbreaking AI capabilities for businesses and consumers.”

Microsoft: “The PC is being Reborn, and it’s changing what consumers can expect from their devices, across productivity, creativity, communications, and entertainment.” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft. “Last month, we announced Copilot+ PCs – the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever built. They represent an inflection point for our entire industry. And it’s only possible because of the collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.”

Samsung: “For decades, Samsung and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. have collaborated to deliver best-in-class premium mobile experiences across the Galaxy ecosystem. With Galaxy Book4 Edge, powered by Snapdragon X Elite, Samsung has redefined the AI PC category and will demonstrate what the next Gen AI PC can do. We are excited to see how Galaxy Book4 Edge users enhance their life, maximizing productivity and unleashing creativity thanks to the connected Galaxy AI experiences and powerful Snapdragon X Elite,” said Won-joon Choi, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics.