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Qualcomm AI/Copilot PCs don't live up to the hype

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Qualcomm's new AI/Copilot PCs have been met with scrutiny as their actual performance and compatibility fall short of marketing promises. Claims of x86 emulation prowess are overshadowed by lack of software readiness and a locked-down Microsoft-dictated environment, raising concerns on security and real ownership. Qualcomm's tactics have led to limited independent reviews and substantial retailer incentives to mask these issues.

  • Qualcomm's AI/Copilot PCs underdeliver on hype
  • Independent testing of PCs was hindered
  • Qualcomm offers sizable kickbacks for retail promotions
  • Questions over security of Qualcomm's silicon arise
  • Qualcomm's bootloader is locked per Microsoft's direction