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Microsoft, Qualcomm and their OEMs have announced over a dozen Snapdragon X devices so far

There are 16 Snapdragon X series devices to choose from at launch. (Image source: Microsoft)
There are 16 Snapdragon X series devices to choose from at launch. (Image source: Microsoft)
And just like that, there were over a dozen Snapdragon X-powered devices. Given the volume of first-generation Snapdragon X Plus and Snapdragon X Elite devices that have been introduced in the last 24 hours, we have rounded up all announcements in one article.

Yesterday, we were finally treated to the first set of Snapdragon X-powered laptops. Ultimately, the likes of the XPS 13 9345 and Galaxy Book4 Edge build on existing models. However, the improved adoption of ARM chipsets by Windows OEMs prompted the likes of Daniel Rubino from Windows Central to roll out outlandish predictions like yesterday represented a 'great PC reset'.

Setting great pronouncements aside, Monday's announcement represents a rare occasion where multiple Windows OEMs announced devices simultaneously during the same event. Specifically, Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung have unveiled 16 devices so far, all but one being a conventional laptop. For reference, the odd one out is the Surface Pro (curr. $999.99 on Amazon), which Microsoft also calls the Surface Pro Copilot+ PC and Surface Pro 11th Edition.

(Image source: Qualcomm)
(Image source: Qualcomm)

As the image above shows, Qualcomm advertises that there are seven devices available with its Snapdragon X Plus chipset. Officially, the series only consists of the X1P-64-100. Seemingly, at least ASUS believes that Qualcomm has created a lesser X1P-42-100 variant, though. By contrast, the Snapdragon X Elite comes in X1E-78-100, X1E-80-100 and X1E-84-100 configurations. Unfortunately, not all Windows OEMs disclose which variant they are using, including Microsoft.

At any rate, Copilot+ will be exclusive to Qualcomm-powered machines initially because of Microsoft's requirement that a chipset must feature an NPU that can deliver up to 40 trillion operations per second (TOPS). In saying that, Microsoft suggests that Recall will be available to devices not powered by a Snapdragon X series chipset, but only upon the installation of an unspecified Windows update. On top of that, we are only a few months away from AMD and Intel releasing their next-generation processors, a Lunar Lake-themed preview of which Intel gave yesterday. The full list of the first Snapdragon X-powered devices and links to our respective launch articles are as follows:

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-21 (Update: 2024-05-21)