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This Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14 Snapdragon Edition could be one of the first Snapdragon X Elite laptops (leaks)

The first Windows PCs with Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite chips are expected to launch this year, and if you trust the official benchmarks released by Qualcomm (and confirmed by a number of independent journalists), Qualcomm has finally achieved its goal of developing chip that offers better performance-per-watt than anything available from Intel or AMD. If […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite could finally make Windows on ARM viable (official benchmarks released)

It’s been six years since the first Windows laptops with ARM processors hit the streets. But up until now they’ve only lived up to some of their promises – often delivering long battery life, quick sleep and resume, and always-connected capabilities, but failing to offer the same level of performance you’d expect from even a mid-range […]

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Google releases Chrome for Windows PCs with ARM chips ahead of Snapdragon X Elite launch

Windows PCs with ARM-based processors have been around for five years at this point, but the product category hasn’t really taken off due two at least a few different factors including underpowered processors, a lack of software optimized for the platform, and prices too high to justify making those compromises. The first PCs with Qualcomm […]

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Lilbits: Android 15 Dev Preview 2, MediaTek chips with NVIDIA graphics, and Spellcheck for Notepad

Google has released the second developer preview of Android 15. As usual, since the company is initially targeting developers, the announcement is primarily focused on changes that app and game makers need to know. But also, as usual, observers have started to dig in and find other changes. Mishaal Rahman has posted some of his findings […]

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Who needs the cloud? Qualcomm emphasis on-device AI features for smartphones and Windows PCs

AMD recently launched its second generation of PC processors with integrated neural processing units, or NPUs. And Intel’s new Core Ultra processors based on Meteor Lake architecture also have built-in NPUs for hardware-accelerated AI. So we’re seeing a growing number of PC makers position their latest systems as “AI PCs.” But ARM-based chip makers have […]

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Lilbits: LG’s smart home robot, Microsoft’s next-gen Surface devices go big on AI (and ARM)

Smart speakers were supposed to usher in the era of ambient computing, where you’d be able to just speak a question or command from anywhere in your house. But that only works if you put enough speakers throughout your house to ensure that there’s always one nearby. Or you could get one that moves. Asus […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite will come in 23W and 80W variants, will support Windows and Linux PCs

The first PCs powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite processors are expected to arrive in mid-2024, with most major PC markers partnering with Qualcomm in one way or another. While we’ll probably have to wait a little longer for real-world reviews, Qualcomm is giving us a slightly better idea of what to expect from those […]

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These 9 PC makers could launch Windows PCs with Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite chips

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processor is an ARM-based chip that Qualcomm says delivers up to twice the performance of comparable x86 processors in at least some situations. And it’s also more energy-efficient, with Qualcomm claiming it can match competitors’ performance while using just one third as much electricity. Those are bold claims that may […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite chip for Windows PCs is a 12-core processor with up to 45 TOPS AI performance

PC makers have been shipping Windows PCs with Qualcomm’s ARM-based processors since 2018, and so far they’ve mostly been pretty underwhelming when it comes to bang for the buck. Qualcomm is hoping to turn that around with its new Snapdragon X line of high-performance chips for PCs. The first is the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite, which […]