Qualcomm's move to lower the prices of AI-powered Copilot+ PCs is coming.

It is claimed that Qualcomm is working on lower-cost versions of its Snapdragon chips for Windows. This signals that AI-focused, more affordable PCs will be on shelves soon.
Qualcomm's move to lower the prices of AI-powered Copilot+ PCs is coming.
Shipments of Windows 11 Laptops Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Chips Have Officially Begun

Windows 11 laptops powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X chips have officially started shipping. These laptops, known as Copilot+ PCs, are AI-focused thanks to the robust support from their processors.

Renowned technology analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently claimed in a Medium post that two million Windows 11 Copilot+ laptops equipped with Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus chips will be shipped by the end of 2024. Companies like Microsoft, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Acer, and Asus are now starting to distribute laptops featuring these chips. Qualcomm has also announced that its Snapdragon X Elite processors will be found in computers of all form factors in the future.

Additionally, Kuo predicts that the number of computers with Snapdragon X series chips will increase by 100% to 200% in 2025 compared to 2024. More intriguingly, unnamed sources suggest that Qualcomm is working on new versions of the Snapdragon X Elite and Plus chips, which will lead to a drop in product prices. In other words, the prices of Copilot+ PCs are expected to decrease. However, the exact changes to these chips have not been detailed.

Kuo also claims that Qualcomm will not only produce new variants of existing chips but will also release a new processor for Windows on ARM in the fourth quarter of 2025. This chip, codenamed Canim, will be manufactured using TSMC’s N4 process. It is reported that this component will be produced for computers with starting prices between $599 and $799 in the US. The cheapest Qualcomm X-based laptop to be released in the US this week is priced at $999.

In summary, the prices of Copilot+ PCs may soon start to decrease. The entry of giants like Intel and AMD into the competition could further accelerate this price drop.

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