Everything you need to know about Copilot+ PCs by Snapdragon X Series processors

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 Qualcomm News:

Copilot+ PCs are an entirely new class of Windows PCs powered today exclusively by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors. These new devices feature a neural processing unit (NPU) capable of 45 trillion operations per second (TOPS), which unlocks new artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced experiences in Windows 11 and popular applications (apps).

In addition to powering the world’s fastest NPU for laptops, Snapdragon X Series processors also deliver unrivaled central processing unit (CPU) performance and battery efficiency — making it the most powerful, intelligent and efficient platform ever created for Windows in its class.

Entirely new terminology for an entirely new class of PCs​

What qualifies a Copilot+ PC?​

Microsoft requires that all Copilot+ PCs offer an NPU with 40 TOPS, 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage. Snapdragon X Series processors meet and exceed these specs.

What is an NPU?​

An NPU, or neural processing unit, is a dedicated processor on a larger system on chip (SoC) designed specifically for accelerating neural network operations and AI tasks.

What does TOPS mean?​

The newly created metric used to measure AI’s incredible power and velocity, TOPS, or trillions of operations per second, gauges the total maximum achievable throughput for an NPU. Copilot+ PCs must deliver at least 40 NPU TOPS.

What is “on-device AI”?​

Capable of working in harmony with Cloud AI, on-device AI delivers a faster, more secure and highly optimized AI with computing power you can rely on all on your laptop.

Unlock all-new AI experiences that empower creativity and new ways of working​

Recall important details in seconds: Safely and securely access virtually anything you have seen or done on your PC quickly and intuitively by typing in cues of what you remember.

Co-create with AI within Windows: Generate endless images for free with the ability to fine tune to your liking, and save favorites to your collections

Work with apps redesigned for Copilot+ PCs: Create faster with tools for videos, photos and more with some of the most popular and exciting apps — like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Davinci, Luminar Neo, GIMP and Stable diffusion.

A woman works remotely using Copilot plus PCs powered by Snapdragon X Series processors.

Accomplish more with incredible new Copilot+ capabilities​

Copilot+ on Windows enables smart innovations that help you do more. Some real-world use cases include:
  • Effortlessly recap meetings: Instead of multitasking while trying to take meeting notes, ask for a summary before signing off.
  • Compose more effective emails: Get suggestions on how to effectively deliver sensitive information or tips to improve clarity and tone.
  • Find information faster: Instantly find, create, summarize and analyze without opening multiple apps and files.
  • Create content more easily: Transform your words into a PowerPoint presentation, complete with visuals.

Boost productivity with amazing power and performance​

The Snapdragon X Series is designed to help apps run fast, while consuming a lot less power. Plus, the multi-day battery reduces downtime and frustration, allowing you to stay on task. For example, it enables you to:
  • work for hours on a single charge,
  • run the latest apps without lags or delays, and
  • get lightning-fast responses to queries.

Improve security and privacy to better protect your data and personal information​

Chip-to-cloud security starts with the Snapdragon X Series and extends through safeguards such as the Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit, Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), and Microsoft Pluton. By default, all Copilot+ PCs are Secured-Core PCs.

Plus, built-in personalized privacy controls help protect what’s important to you. On-device AI preserves tasks and data on your device, where they are kept private. For example:
  • Recall leverages information you’ve seen or created with snapshots that are built and stored entirely on your device. These snapshots are yours alone and stay locally on your PC.
  • Liquid Text uses AI features that run entirely on-device via NPU, so your data stays private.

The PC reborn​

Windows Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon X Series are transforming the way we interact with our PCs and helping us achieve more. With the world’s fastest NPU for laptops, multi-day battery life and modern security, these PCs empower people to be productive and creative.


Microsoft requires that all Copilot+ PCs offer an NPU with 40 TOPS, 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage. Snapdragon X Series processors meet and exceed these specs.
Pah! How do their processors exceed 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage? It should say they exceed the first requirement.

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I just tried Macrium Reflect on my Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x: the installer throws an incompatible CPU error. Ouch! I see that Zinstall Fullback works with ARM CPUs. Does anybody have other ideas or recommendations?
This is interesting, but not terribly encouraging. A quick gander at partition managers (e.g. MTPW) also shows that ARM versions are scarce to non-existent...

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Lenovo X380 Yoga
    i7-8650U (8th Gen/Kaby Lake)
    20LH000MUS (U3E1)
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
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    Hard Drives
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    external 5TB Seagate USB-C attached HDD
    Lenovo integrated 65W power brick
    Integrated Lenovo ThinkPad keyboard
    touchscreen, touchpad
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