Everything is better, except for Qualcomm's increasingly confusing mobile chip branding
Qualcomm's next-gen Arm SoC runs Windows, can beat Intel and Apple in some applications and efficiency
Something to look forward to: After years of monotony and relative stasis in the PC industry, things are starting to change. And man, it's getting exciting again! Earlier this year, AMD launched the Ryzen 7040, the first PC SoC with a built-in NPU (Neural Processing Unit) – otherwise known as an AI accelerator. Then a few weeks ago, Intel debuted its Core Ultra chip featuring its own AI accelerator. Now Qualcomm is putting an exclamation point on the AI PC trend with the launch of its Snapdragon X Elite SoC for PCs.
The Snapdragon X Elite could power high-end laptops from Microsoft, Google, Lenovo, and others
More-efficient budget phones
Launch to come ahead of Galaxy S8