Qualcomm and leading compute partners build momentum for Windows on Arm PCs powered by Snapdragon compute platforms

During the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. highlighted broad support from ecosystem partners for the PC industry’s transition to Arm-based computing. The Company’s portfolio of Snapdragon compute platforms already powers a number of innovative devices from leading PC OEMs, enabling superior connectivity, AI-accelerated experiences, and robust security to the over 200 enterprise customers currently testing or deploying Windows on Snapdragon laptops and 2-in-1 devices.

Snapdragon compute platforms enable customers to deliver the power and efficiency that their PC users deserve – in thin, light and fanless form factors with lightning fast and highly secure 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, advanced AI capabilities, enhanced camera and audio experiences, and enterprise-grade security.

“The future of the PC industry is modern Arm-based architectures and Snapdragon compute platforms will continue to lead and define the future of productivity, education, and connected entertainment,” said Cristiano Amon, president and chief executive officer, Qualcomm Incorporated. “Our early investments, collaboration with Microsoft and the recent acquisition of NUVIA uniquely positions Qualcomm Technologies to drive this industry wide transition.”

Microsoft: “Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies Inc. have a shared vision to deliver a more mobile, connected experience that combines the best features of the smartphone with the power and performance people expect in a Windows PC,” said Panos Panay, Executive VP and Chief product officer, Microsoft. “As we look to the future, we are excited to continue our incredible collaboration with Qualcomm on Windows on Arm, creating innovative products and experiences to empower people.”

Acer: “Windows devices powered by Snapdragon compute platforms enable Acer to deliver laptops with multi-day battery life and effortless application experiences within ultra-thin and convertible form factors,” said James Lin, GM, notebooks, IT products business, Acer. “Leveraging the cutting-edge Arm-based Snapdragon compute platforms from Qualcomm Technologies, we can deliver more best-in-class Windows 11 experiences across laptops that professional users require.”

ASUS: “Today’s laptop customers expect crystal clear camera quality, advanced AI features, and the performance to deliver immersive entertainment experiences,” said Alvin Chou, GM, commercial computer BU, ASUS. “Pulling from their mobile DNA, Qualcomm Technologies continues to transform the Windows PC industry with an impressive portfolio of Arm-based Snapdragon compute platforms that we’re pleased to utilize for efficient, connected, and cutting-edge laptops.”

HP: “Customers want devices that deliver incredible experiences for learning, collaborating, and creating,” said Mike Nash, Chief technologist and global head, customer experience and portfolio strategy, personal systems, HP Inc. “At HP, we are excited about the power efficiency opportunity of the advanced Arm architecture to enable breakthrough experiences on lightweight, fanless devices. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Qualcomm and the ecosystem to bring more of these experiences to our customers.”

Lenovo: “As the innovators of the world’s first 5G PC, powered by the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, Lenovo is proud of our close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies. Together we’re engineering new Arm-based Windows on Snapdragon powered devices for everyone. With a growing portfolio of powerful Snapdragon powered PCs, we look forward to expanding the boundaries of what people think is possible on laptop PCs and delivering the future of mobile computing in the next hybrid reality,” said Luca Rossi, President, intelligent devices group, Lenovo.

In collaboration with these and other ecosystem partners, the company is delivering next-gen computing experiences to enterprise segments. The transformative productivity and efficiency enabled by Arm-based Snapdragon platforms is driving the digital transformation.

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