Microsoft claims that the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 equipped with the Snapdragon X Elite will outperform the M3-equipped MacBook Air

It has been reported that Microsoft claims that the 'Surface Pro 10' and 'Surface Laptop 6,' which are expected to be announced in May 2024, will be equipped with Qualcomm's SoC '

Snapdragon X Elite ,' and will surpass the performance of Apple's MacBook Air equipped with the M3 chip in both CPU performance and AI acceleration tasks.

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The Snapdragon X Elite, announced in October 2023, is an SoC for PCs equipped with an Arm architecture CPU, a 4.6 TFLOPS GPU, a 45 TOPS NPU, and up to 64 GB of memory, and is characterized by its high processing performance and low power consumption. Qualcomm has stated that the Snapdragon X Elite is up to twice as fast as Intel's i7-1360P and i7-1355U in terms of CPU performance, and that power consumption at peak performance is reduced by 68%. Compared to the AMD Ryzen 9-7940HS, GPU performance is up to 80% higher and power consumption at peak performance is reduced by up to 80%. It emphasizes that it is more powerful than Intel and AMD chips.

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Microsoft is expected to unveil Snapdragon X Elite-equipped laptops, the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6, at an AI-related event to be held in May 2024. According to overseas media The Verge, Microsoft is calling devices equipped with Snapdragon X Elite 'next-generation AI Copilot PCs' to distinguish them from existing devices equipped with AMD and Intel chips.

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According to internal Microsoft documents, these PCs will have faster app emulation than Rosetta 2, the software Apple uses to convert apps compiled for 64-bit Intel processors so they can run on Macs -- a long-standing hurdle for Windows on the Arm architecture .

Ahead of the launch of devices equipped with Snapdragon X Elite, Google released the web browser 'Chrome' for Arm Windows in March 2024. Until now, users of Arm Windows could not use Chrome running natively and had to run Chrome in x64 emulation or use another browser. However, with the release of Chrome for Arm Windows, it is now possible to run Chrome natively on PCs equipped with Arm Windows.

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Microsoft claims that these PCs will outperform Apple's M3 chip-equipped MacBook Air in CPU tasks, AI acceleration, and app emulation, and when the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 are announced, the CPU performance of these PCs will be compared with the M3 chip.

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