Snapdragon X Elite-powered Copilot+ laptops hit retail, sans Recall

From PC World: PC sales have been struggling this year, and giving the “Copilot+” label to laptops equipped with newer hardware and the latest Microsoft AI features was supposed to give them a shot in the arm.

The first round of these next-gen laptops, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X chips, are finally available to buy… minus the much-touted Recall feature, which has been put on hiatus for the launch.

If you buy a new laptop with the coveted “Copilot+” label, be aware that one of the key differentiating features that Microsoft has been pushing so hard won’t actually be available at launch.

Recall—the Copilot+ tool that records more or less every interaction you have with Windows and its applications—has been recalled delayed. After a huge amount of initial feedback (including privacy and safety concerns), Microsoft has decided to test the feature with Windows Insiders first before releasing it to the general public at a later date.

The showpiece for the Copilot+ program is the new Surface line, including the refreshed Surface Laptop and Surface Pro, but there are plenty of other choices from the big manufacturers. Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Asus all have laptops with Snapdragon X processors and their integrated NPUs with a claimed 45 TOPS performance capacity.

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