• Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon X Plus processor, an Arm-based processor made for laptops.
  • This is a watered-down version of the already announced Snapdragon X Elite.
  • Both chips will be used in Windows on Arm laptops, which are slated to launch in the next few weeks.

In October 2023, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon X series and its first entry: the Snapdragon X Elite. Although we have yet to see a commercial Windows on Arm laptop that includes this chip, Qualcomm is launching another entry in the Snapdragon X family today with the Snapdragon X Plus.

As its name suggests, this new chip is not as good as the Elite model. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a slouch. In fact, the only major difference between the Elite and the Plus is that the former has 12 cores, and the latter has ten. This will make the Elite silicon more performant, but the Plus will still be able to hold its own.