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Qualcomm hints at Snapdragon X Elite chips going beyond laptops

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Qualcomm stated that the new Snapdragon X Elite chips will go beyond laptops at its Computex keynote in Taiwan on June 3. During the address, a slide displayed behind Qualcomm President and CEO Cristiano Amon showed renders of PCs that will have the Elite chips inside.

The slide showed tablet designs, all-in-one PCs and what looked like a mini-PC. Amon stated that all form factors of PCs will have the chip inside. He further stated that the initial laptops were only the first wave of Windows PCs with the Snapdragon X Elite chips.

The keynote was mainly focused on the recent launch of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Plus and Elite chips that will come in a series of Copilot+ laptops from many PC makers starting from June 18.

The CEO of Qualcomm did not give away any details on which PC makers will be making the different form factors that will house the Snapdragon X Elite chips along with the mini-PC. While the slide may not indicate new hardware to come from the company, it may also be intended to be a hint.

There is the possibility of receiving more information during Qualcomm’s annual tech summit, which is commonly held in October. Compared to Apple, which already has a series of desktops powered by ARM-based M-series chips, the release of ARM-based Windows desktops does not seem unlikely.

Qualcomm has begun taking orders for a non-laptop PC with the Snapdragon X Elite chip as they revealed the Snapdragon Dev Kit in late May. The Dev Kit is a mini-PC which is available to anyone and not just developers. It was created, keeping in mind software developers, to make new Windows 11 apps and port existing ones in order for them to run on the company’s new Arm-based chips natively.

Amon stated that the orders for the dev kit are going well meaning that there might be more native Windows 11 Arm apps in the future.

The news of more Arm-based PC form factors comes close to the launch of the new Windows 11 Copilot+ PCs, which Microsoft claims to be “the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever built.” The devices to be released are powered by the new Snapdragon chips and have AI integrated into the Windows 11 OS.

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Arun Maity

Arun Maity

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