Connection Teams with Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Leading OEMs to Launch AI Powered Devices

Connection Teams with Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Leading OEMs to Launch AI Powered Devices

By Stefania Viscusi

IT solutions provider Connection announced it will collaborate with Microsoft, Qualcomm, and other leading OEM partners to launch Copilot+ PCs. These next-generation Windows-based devices are specifically designed to handle AI workloads with unprecedented efficiency.

The Copilot+ PCs offer a leap in computing power and feature all-new system architecture and on-board Neural Processing Units (NPUs). These advancements make the user experience 100 times more efficient for AI workloads compared to previous generation PCs.

Jamal Khan, Chief Growth and Innovation Officer at Connection and Head of the company’s Helix Center for Applied AI and Robotics said, “It’s difficult to overstate the potential impact of embedded AI devices on workforce productivity. We’re witnessing truly impressive engineering feats across CPU, GPU, and NPU—with silicon capable of delivering 40+ trillion operations per second. Providing secure access to advanced AI models, including world-class SLMs, at the press of a button is a milestone in computing history.”

“The Helix team at Connection has been working closely with our partners to prepare customers for this shift. Our in-house experts have developed a portfolio of advisory services to help organizations make the most of these transformational technologies—including embedded AI devices—and align their IT investments with strategic priorities and business goals,” said Khan.

The initial lineup, which includes Microsoft Surface devices and offerings from renowned OEM partners such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung, will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors on Arm64 architecture.

These devices are slated for release in June 2024.

As a partner in Microsoft’s Strategic Refresh Initiative, Connection offers a portfolio of solutions and services aimed at facilitating the deployment and integration of Windows 11 devices and Copilot+ PCs. These services include OS migration, app assurance, device management, and end user support - all ensuring a smooth transition and optimal performance.

The launch of Copilot+ PCs promises to revolutionize how businesses, educators, and government entities handle AI workloads.

Tim McGrath, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We’re excited to put Copilot+ PCs in the hands of customers who want to empower their workforces and realize the incredible productivity benefits of AI. Incorporating next-gen devices, industry-leading apps, and advanced AI models into day-to-day workflows delivers a user experience unlike any other. This represents a new era for the PC, and Connection is ready to help our customers make the most of this exciting opportunity to drive growth, productivity, and competitive advantage.”




Edited by Greg Tavarez
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