These Laptops Have the Potential to Revolutionize Everything!

so they’re finally here and before we have our reviews go live very soon uh I wanted to do sort of like a buyer guide to see what are some of the options that are out there for the Snapdragon based co-pilot plus PCS I mean you can go and buy one right now but what makes one of these devices different from another and also are there any options that are better suitable for your needs now if history has taught us anything r-based devices have focused on delivering a budget solution that means pretty basic build quality low Rend displays and bunch of other trade-offs but now with this co-pilot plus generation things have suddenly changed all of a sudden Qualcomm has a chip that could technically compete with the best out there and laptop manufacturers are stepping up their designs to align with that reality and that leads to prices that start at $1,000 us and run all the way up past the $1,600 mark But when you see the features some of these brings to the table well there’s still a lot of value there there are also a few other common threads throughout all the laptops with the X Elite and X+ chips and one of those threads is qualcomm’s help in making this video possible anyways we’ve got to talk about the co-pilot plus bring first now to get it a laptops processor needs to have an npu or neural Processing Unit that’s able to deliver 40 or more Terra operations per second for local AI workloads anything with less than that will get the regular co-pilot branding but those will have cloud-based AI features that require a monthly subscription also every option here will have at least 160 GB of memory I mean sure 8 GB is a crime for any 2024 device especially ones with Windows 11 but local AI processing takes a ton of memory resources making 16 GB the bare minimum for co-pilot plus PCS I’m actually curious to see how much of those system resources is allocated towards these AI workloads but yeah definitely stick around to our for performance analysis uh later when these laptops get into our performance Labs now there’s also a lot of other things included with these laptops as well uh like USB 4 at 40 GB per second Wi-Fi 7 high resolution displays super high quality webcams uh memory clocked at a minimum of 8,448 megat transfers per second the ability to run in a semi- passive mode and Bluetooth 5.3 and speaking of Bluetooth 5.3 a lot of people are excited about Apex HD compatibility but it isn’t automatically included with every device it is ultimately up to laptop manufacturers to turn it on or not so if you want to be certain it’s there just look at the Snapdragon sound or apptext logos on the box or if it’s on the laptop specs online okay so now now that we’ve set the ground rules for laptops with qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Series processors let me showare you some of the laptops we were able to get our hands on at computex so first up we have the XPS 13 from the outside it features the same design ID as the previous generations with the unibody CNC melt aluminum chassis the EDG toed keyboard with the touch capacitive buttons at the top and the seamless glass trackpad it’s super thin coming in at 6 in or 15.3 mm and it weighs around 2.6 lb or 1 1.2 kilos this laptop continues Dell’s trend of sacrificing ports for an ultra thin chassis and in this case there are only two USBC 4 ports the screen on this laptop is pretty standard you get a 16x 10 full HD Plus 120 HZ panel which is dynamic so it will shift between 30 and 120 HZ and it’s supposed to get around 500 nits of peak SDR brightness performance now Dell is offering multiple skes of the XPS 13 so the base model starts at $1,300 which gets you a pretty basic 1080p display but you can upgrade to a Quad HD resolution or even an OLED option and I believe the memory can be configured up to 64 GB so that’s certainly going to add up in cost next up we have the HP Omni book X now this is probably one of my favorite laptops from the show as it comes in this beautiful ceramic white finish I believe the chassis uses a combination of magnesium and recycled aluminum materials but it feels great in the hands I love the font styling on the key caps along with a few accented colors that spread around the frame uh it weighs less than 3 lb or 1.35 kilos and it’s only .57 in or 14.8 mm stint the port selection is far better than the XP 13 so you get two USBC type-c ports one of which supports 40 GB per second pass through a full sizee type a port and a headphone jacket HP also fitted the Omni book x with a sharper 2.2k IPS touch display so while it is sharper than the XPS it’s a tad dimmer and it also runs at 60 HZ as for pricing this thing is $100 cheaper than the XPS 13 making it one of the most Des Dall thin and light laptops in the market and the specs include the flagship X Elite CPU with 160 GS of ram a terab of SSD and a 601r battery next up we have the Acer Swift 14 AI now this features a predominantly plastic chassis with some aluminum uh materials giving it a less premium feel compared to the XPS and the Omni book now this thing weighs approximately 3 lb or 1.36 kilos and it’s the thickest among the peers in this lineup now despite its bulk the Swift 14 includes a larger 75 water battery and offers an extensive range of ports including two USB C4 ports two USB typ a gen 1 ports and a headphone jack the screen on this spans across 14.5 in comes in IPS Quad HD Plus resolution with 120 HZ refresh rate though its peak SDR brightness is limited to 350 Nets it also features a standard keyboard and a basic trackpad but interestingly you’ll notice this cool design embedded on the top right hand side of the track B now this is an activity indicator that lights up when the co-pilot function is active you also get two configurations with this laptop the base model starts at $1,100 with the X+ 10 core CPU while the higher end model is priced at $1,250 which includes the xl8 processor now stepping up in size we have the Asus Vivo book S15 now this comes in a super thin form factor at 63 in or 60 mm and it only weighs around 3.13 lb or 1.4 kilos from a design standpoint you’re getting a super slim package that’s crafted out of aluminum looks super sleek and minimal and taking a look at the Interior Space it comes with a full fulls size keyboard and a pretty large trackpad which isn’t glass interestingly Asus decided to add a single zone RGB lighting system for the keyboard but on the positive side when you look at the connectivity it’s pretty stacked so you’ve got a full-sized HDMI 2.1 Port two USB 4 ports micr SD card reader headphone jack and flipping over to the right you get two USB 3.2 gen one type A ports I mean seriously this thing has the most ports out of all the other laptops that we’ve looked at so far now knowing Asus they’ve always pushed the boundaries when it comes to display technology so the vi book s 15 boasts a 15.6 in 3K 120 HZ Lumina oler panel with super slim bezels pricing for this thing is expected to be around $1,300 that can get you the 12 core Core X Elite chip now Qualcomm isn’t specifically catering these processors to laptops they’re also transitioning them into twoin one devices so we have the Surface Pro and this one’s pretty straightforward the surface line has always been known to provide a versatile two-in-one solution for people who want a Sleek Ultra the design with great performance now the design hasn’t changed all that much compared to the previous generations the build quality is top-notch considering this is an anodized aluminum enclosure it also comes in four tasteful colors and given this is a tablet it is incredibly thin coming in at 37 in which is 9.3 mm and it weighs less than 2 lb Which is less than a kilo now the main star of the show here is of course that gorgeous 13-in pixel sense 3K Dynamic display that can go up to 120 HZ it also has touch support uh and in terms of pricing uh it’s $9.99 for the base model with a 10 core Snapdragon X+ CPU but keep in mind that it comes with an LCD display that’s slightly less color accurate compared to the OLED panel that I mentioned earlier which uh only comes in The XLE chip uh and that one’s going to set you back a lot of money we’re talking close to $1,500 now the other thing that I should also mention is that when you purchase a surface uh Pro device you’re also expected to get the surface accessories to sort of complete that package so that includes the detachable key board and the slim stylus pen so that in itself is going to add an extra $250 to the $999 or the $499 or $1599 um tablet itself so it can add up quite a bit but for those of you who are not willing to spend that kind of money for a tablet Asus has a pretty great solution as well this is their Pro RP z13 this might give the Surface Pro a run for its money mostly because of how much you’re getting for that $8.99 to $1,000 price point so that includes the device itself the detachable keyboard the magnetic stand a stylus and a backpack that’s a lot of accessories for that price point uh now if you look at the design standpoint this thing is crafted out of CNC M aluminum that’s only 9 mm or 35 in thin and it weighs around 850 g or 1.8 lb they’ve also added a nano black coating to resist fingerprints unfortunately there isn’t a built-in kick1 like the Surface Pro but they do include a detachable magnetic stand to assist with propping up the device on your lap or on a desk uh there’s also a little Loop attached to the device that can store the stylus the detachable keyboard itself does come with a glass track pad and it does feel pretty good in the hand the keys also have pretty good feedback it’s very similar to what you get with these Surface Pro devices perhaps the most interesting thing about the pza 13 is the cooling system so this one’s actually pretty unique so what you get here is an additional fan intake which allows the hardware to breede just a little bit better now considering this is a proart tablet Asus is catering this towards creators as well so when you are a Creator like myself the first thing you value is a grade display so this one has a 2.8k Lumina OLED panel which covers 100% dcip 3 uh coverage and it’s got a Delta e value of less than one since this is panone validated from the factory now the port selection is pretty limited on this tablet considering its size uh so you get two USB 4 ports although one of them including a Micro SD card reader is hidden underneath a silicone cover since Asus is marketing this as ip52 water and dust resistant and in terms of specs this one is expected to come with qualcomm’s uh X+ 10 core CPU all right everybody so I guess it’s my turn to jump in because we just got this into the lab and I wanted to talk a little bit about it this is the yoga slim 7x and what it does is it takes all the things that we love about lenovo’s yoga lineup and adds them into a laptop that has qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips and for the time being like a lot of these laptops it’ll be limited to the x1e 78100 processor but it can be optioned all all the way up to 32 gigs of memory and a 1 tbte SSD and you got to check out those prices because it’s almost a no-brainer to choose those upgrades if you’re ordering this laptop but the real star of this show is portability since this is one of the thinnest and lightest yogas ever and it comes in this amazing looking Cosmic blue but that almost razor thin profile doesn’t mean you’ll get Cut Rate features either especially when it comes to the battery and the screen because when you compare it to some of the other laptops that Eber talked about Lenovo been able to pack a pretty large 73w hour unit into the 7x and that goes along with a 14.5 in 3K 90 HZ OLED that’s bright and beautiful and there’s one other thing that needs to be talked about here and that’s something that’s hiding in in plain sight that’s this it’s a webcam bump finally we’re going to start seeing some laptops that come out with high resolution and very good webcams there’s a few other surprises too like Lenovo for some reason ditching usba and instead they’re going with a completely USBC approach with every port rated for a full 40 gbits per second and there’s one other sacrifice no headphone jack but look before you go crying in the comments below that Lenovo is leaving you high and dry without all those additional ports or even an audio jack they’re they’re thinking about you because you get a dongle and with that dongle you get VGA HDMI usba port and your headphone jack so at least there’s that I just wish that Lenovo said okay look we’re going to make this as thin as possible but we’re still going to add usba because HP did it with the Omni book with this sort of Handy Dandy little flip cover on their usba a port while keeping everything super thin on the side now speaking of other laptops that we want to talk about there’s also the Samsung Galaxy book for Edge because I actually think this one is pretty important in the grand scheme of things we haven’t got any Hands-On time with it yet but there are a few major call outs here first of all it comes in 14-in or 16-in form factors and that 16-in one is the only Snapdragon based laptop using the highest n X1 84100 chip all the others that have been announced use either the 78 or 80 version and that’s important since the 78 is the entrylevel CPU in the X Elite lineup which gets cut down clock speeds no dual core boost and a slower GPU meanwhile Samsung is using the highest end skew but that also makes the edge the most expensive co-pilot Plus PC out there at least one is decked out with its maxed out spec but hopefully sometime in the near future we see a lot more laptops roll out with that highest end CPU because I think if there’s anything out there that can make this laptop lineup shine it’s that one CPU now we’re going to go back to Eber here because he’s going to talk about my I guess favorite topic and that would be AI now one of the key achievements Qualcomm is particularly proud of is their advancements in their integrated neural process procing unit which is the npu I previously discussed some of the Practical use cases in a separate video which you can check out right over here but this time Qualcomm has introduce additional features for instance applications like DJ Pro now incorporates a larger neural network enabling DJs to isolate and manipulate vocals drums and instruments in any song in real time pretty impressive actually there’s also a built-in live translation feature that supports 44 languages providing subtitles directly above the content you’re viewing including online meetings I’m actually really curious to put these to the test and let us know if you’re a DJ do you find this stuff interesting so that pretty much sums of this video we have a lot more content for the Snapdragon X Elite and X+ laptops coming your way including a bunch of reviews and deep dives into the architecture so definitely stay tuned for those but I do want to know which one of these devices are you most excited about or are you just going to wait for a little while to see how windows on Snapdragon and co-pilot plus ecosystem evolve let us know in the comments down below I’m e with Hardware conu thanks so much for watching and I’ll talk to you guys in the next one

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. @NawfalHasan

    Why is it still not a review if you are this late? Looks like Qualcomm or some manufacturers are pissed off with hardware canucks. Dont provide review units?

  2. @lllongreen

    There is a new video out there explaining honest view on MS and QC giving no support to developers. as well as Microsofts betrayal, to their customers, their partners and their developers Cant name it here as this channel keeps deleting my messages

  3. @lllongreen

    ARM is not a magic sauce, once the perf will be where x86 is the battery time will be almost same. What Apple did is pay A LOT up front to be one process node ahead of everybody else, plus they have their own OS they can optimize for only their own SOC and thus get the perf/watt where they are, MS and ARM will never get to this level, but all the ARM disciples dont want to hear these facts. RISC and CISC has steadily moved closer and closer to each other and today at same node, and at same place on the performance curve (frequency and power usage) there is almost no difference. There are several academic whitepapers on this that has existed for last 5 years explaining this and compared ARM and X86 but nobody cares about facts anymore.

  4. @nullifidian13

    Haven’t watched the channel in a while. I swear Eber looks a lot fitter now. Big ups to him 🙌🏻🔥

  5. I'm really not quite sure what this video was supposed to be about. Not all laptops and tablets were listed and no test or review was done. Were you just late to talk about them?

  6. @ereceeme

    with some upcoming firmware updates from qualcomm and the manufacture's and software updates from windows and the app developers these laptops will basically take over Windows and linux computers and make life difficult for apple. They already outperform most others with its multithread. They are basically beta versions. AI might not be a consideration for most but for creators it can be. Its a creative tool. Apple is desperately trying to catch-up AI is the future of the world whether we like it or not.

  7. @ereceeme

    The asus proart 2 in one does no have a gpu. it will run cpu oriented nles.

  8. @fi0nn

    And MS Windows still sux, no significant improvement since windows 8.

  9. Glad to see you continue making these videos Hardware Canucks. I was specifically waiting for Eber's take on the XElite series lineup. You always cover a lot of ground that isn't covered by others and have not only unique but practical takes on things.

  10. @Varjag_TV

    I hope the Asus proart pz13 releases soon. I need a new portable PC for work and at the current pricing the value is so much bigger then with the surface

  11. @MrPerrisC

    Glad you asked my opinion, which of these Snapdragon laptops.

    The CPU is so bad, it doesn't beat the lowest end Apple cpu in this years lineup, it barely beats the worst CPU n Apples lineup last year, and even there gets crushed iin GPU

    It doesn't beat year old x86, and contrary it's false claim, it's not more efficient even than x86, when set to the same power draw, this X cpu gets crushed at everything

    What's giving the X an illusion of efficiency is the large battery and it clocking down, it's not the X, t's not arm, it's settings and battery size

    That doesn't even look at the coming zen 5 or lunar lake, both crushing this to embarrassment

    X is a lie, ARM is a lie, this CPU should be for chromebooks

    It's so over priced, we should be able to get two with these miserable specs, 16 gigs of RAM in 2024? and then charge over a K?…seriously?

    I can buy an x86 with the better zen 4, (7940) with 40 gigs of ram for $800, nobody informed's gonna get this POS with chromebook specs

    For this to sell, on a SoC that can't be upgraded, BASE model must have 32 gigs, and if we want it relevant for more than 2 years, 64 gigs must be an option, 64 gigs will be the standard in 3 years, my current 7 year old laptop now has 32 gigs RAM, if I want this to last the next 7 and can't upgrade, I wouldn't get a non upgradable laptop with less than 128

    The X is pure hype, pushing a product two generations away from when it should have been released, uninformed might get this, those wanting the latest might get this, creators might get this for content (if it's free), nobody else gets this

  12. @serkankocak

    These aren’t interesting for DJs. The so called stem separation has nothing to do with NPUs and every major pro DJ software already offers high quality separation of up to four segments (e. g. vocals, melody, bass and drums/percussions with the software Serato DJ Pro).

  13. @neodidi

    I would love to be an early adopter and get the Lenovo yoga.. But since I found out no USB A or headphone jack.. Huge deal breaker for something I'm meant to move around with.

    I love my headphones and don't want to get wireless.. I have devices still using USB A.. So, yeah.

    There's a work around sure, but having to get new devices just so I can use the yoga.. Nah

    And I don't like HP build quality, else the omnibook would have been a good option.

  14. @timan83

    2024 PCs are branding ai features, what's the difference between Intel amd on windows copilot+ system?

  15. @LurkingLarper

    Hype video glazing Qualcomm, AI and latop manufacturers with no review or any performance analysis or anything of substance at all? Wow, I thought this channel was better than to do simple shill pieces. SMH.

  16. @shrodinger3844

    these would go hard without copilot, i think i'll wait until they come out with a second generation to pick one up because they're a bit pricey

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