At COMPUTEX 2024, Qualcomm President and CEO Cristiano Amon introduced the groundbreaking Snapdragon X Series processors and Copilot+ PCs, marking a significant shift in the PC industry. Joined by leaders from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Samsung, Amon showcased the transformative potential of these new technologies.

Key Announcements

  1. Industry Collaboration: Amon emphasized the collaborative effort with major PC manufacturers to bring Copilot+ PCs to market. These devices, powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors, are designed to offer multi-day battery life, exceptional performance per watt, and advanced on-device AI capabilities thanks to the world’s fastest and most efficient NPU for laptops.
  2. Availability: Over 20 Copilot+ PCs featuring Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors are now available for pre-order and will be sold by major retailers starting June 18.

Keynote Highlights

Amon declared that “The PC is reborn,” as Copilot+ PCs, powered by Snapdragon X Elite, represent the pinnacle of AI-integrated Windows PCs. These devices promise enhanced productivity, creativity, and entertainment experiences.

Technological Advancements

  • NPU Integration: The Snapdragon X Series features a powerful NPU, offloading AI tasks from the CPU and GPU to enhance performance and power efficiency. This design choice positions Qualcomm at the forefront of the Windows PC ecosystem, offering superior NPU performance per watt—2.6 times higher than Apple’s M3 and 5.4 times higher than Intel’s Core Ultra 71.
  • Qualcomm Oryon™ CPU: The Snapdragon X Elite boasts up to 51% faster CPU performance at the same power level and matches competitor peak CPU performance while using 65% less power.

Developer Tools

  • AI Hub: The Qualcomm AI Hub enables developers to deploy AI models on Snapdragon-powered devices within minutes. Qualcomm also introduced the Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows, providing a powerful platform for developers to create next-generation AI applications.

Executive Partner Quotes

  • Acer: Jason Chen, Chairman and CEO, highlighted the Acer Swift 14 AI laptop, powered by the Snapdragon X platform, which promises new AI-driven experiences.
  • ASUS: S.Y. HSU, Co-CEO, announced the ASUS Vivobook S 15 with Snapdragon X Elite, emphasizing the enhanced productivity and creativity brought by AI-powered Copilot+ PCs.
  • Dell: Sam Burd, President of Client Solutions Group, affirmed Dell’s commitment to the AI PC era with Snapdragon X Series devices offering exceptional performance and battery life.
  • HP: Enrique Lores, President and CEO, introduced the Elitebook Ultra and OmniBook X, underscoring the secure, high-performance experiences enabled by the Snapdragon X Series.
  • Lenovo: Luca Rossi, President of Intelligent Devices Group, discussed the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 and Yoga Slim 7x Copilot+ PCs, noting their impressive performance and AI capabilities.
  • Microsoft: Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, highlighted the transformational potential of Copilot+ PCs, made possible through collaboration with Qualcomm.
  • Samsung: Won-joon Choi, Executive Vice President, announced the Galaxy Book4 Edge, powered by Snapdragon X Elite, which redefines the AI PC category and enhances productivity and creativity.

For a detailed look at the keynote, watch the replay on YouTube.

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