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Qualcomm Unveils “The PC Reborn” at Computex 2024

by Bong Pico

At the Computex 2024 keynote, Qualcomm unveiled their vision for "The PC Reborn" with the new Snapdragon X Series processors and Copilot+ PCs.

Here are the key highlights:

Snapdragon X Series Processors

The Snapdragon X Series is Qualcomm's latest line of high-performance processors designed specifically for Windows PCs. These processors promise to deliver exceptional performance, efficiency, and advanced AI capabilities, redefining the traditional PC experience.Key features of the Snapdragon X Series include:

  • Built on the latest 5nm process technology for improved performance and power efficiency.
  • Integrated Qualcomm Adreno GPU for superior graphics performance.
  • Dedicated AI engine for accelerated machine learning and intelligent features.
  • Support for 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6E for seamless wireless experiences.

Copilot+ PCs

Copilot+ PCs are a new category of Windows PCs powered by the Snapdragon X Series processors and designed to leverage the capabilities of AI assistants like Copilot. These PCs aim to provide a seamless and intelligent computing experience by integrating AI into various aspects of the user experience.Key features of Copilot+ PCs include:

  • Tight integration with Copilot AI assistant for productivity, creativity, and task automation.
  • Always-on AI capabilities for real-time assistance and intelligent features.
  • Optimized for extended battery life and always-connected experiences.
  • Enhanced security features leveraging AI and hardware-based protection.

Qualcomm's vision for "The PC Reborn" promises to revolutionize the way we interact with and utilize personal computers, leveraging the power of AI and advanced mobile technologies to create a more intelligent, efficient, and connected computing experience.

qualcomm computex 2024 keynote unveils “the pc reborn” with snapdragon x series
Qualcomm Executive Partnes

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.

Watch the keynote replay on YouTube and access the Computex Press Kit. For more information on the Snapdragon X Series, please visit here.  

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. 

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering and research and development functions and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business. Snapdragon and Qualcomm branded products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Qualcomm patented technologies are licensed by Qualcomm Incorporated. 

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