Windows Dev Kit 2023

A product of Microsoft Corporation

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Are you ready to start porting your Windows applications to Snapdragon® compute platforms? Do you want to be a leader in the use of AI acceleration for your Windows applications?

The Windows Dev Kit 2023 is a cost-effective way to jump-start your development efforts as more devices with Snapdragon become commercially available. Utilizing the dedicated AI of the kit, powered by Snapdragon, is instrumental to ensuring applications at the leading edge of this big advancement in performance and efficiency delivered by AI acceleration.

The Windows Dev Kit 2023 offers the power, features and performance of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform, the same technology powering the Surface Pro 9 5G and Lenovo ThinkPad X13s, in a mini-PC form factor. The kit is designed to allow developers to disrupt the industry with performance and efficiency by creating apps with new and improved experiences. This is the latest product of the collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI) and Microsoft. As has been done by leading application developers such as Adobe, Zoom, and Prime Video, you can use it for porting and optimizing your applications for Always On, Always Connected PCs (ACPCs), powered by Snapdragon and running Windows.

Leading OEMs like Acer, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung sell Windows laptops powered by Snapdragon. Besides the growing catalog of productivity and IT management titles ported to Snapdragon, Visual C++ compilers and libraries have been available since Visual Studio 15.9. And you’ll find native AArch64 versions of many go-to, open-source development tools for recompiling, optimizing and testing your applications. The Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK for Windows and Qualcomm® AI Stack can be leveraged to enable developers to utilize the dedicated on-device AI to enable the best experiences with their applications.

The kit gives you development access to a broad range of the capabilities that have driven the prominence of Snapdragon in mobile computing:

  • Qualcomm® AI Engine
  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX)
  • Hexagon Tensor Accelerator
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec and Qualcomm Aqstic smart speaker amplifier
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology
  • 4K 60 FPS video capture and 4K 120 video playback with HDR support
  • Qualcomm Spectra™ Image Signal Processor
  • Qualcomm® Processor Security
  • Qualcomm® Content Protection

Features of the Windows Dev Kit 2023 include:

OS Supported
  • Windows 11

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3

  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP
  • 32 GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • 512 GB NVMe SSD
  • Qualcomm® FastConnect 6900 (WCN6856)
  • 802.11ax 2x2 MIMO – Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 90 Watt
  • 3 x USB-A
  • 2 x USB -C
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x LAN (10/100) ethernet
  • 1 x barrel connector (power)
Size/ Weight
  • Dimensions: 8" x 6" x 1.1" (196mm × 152mm × 27.6mm
  • Weight: 960g/ 2.1 lbs

Snapdragon, Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK, Qualcomm AI Stack, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Processor Security, Qualcomm Content Protection, Qualcomm FastConnect, and Qualcomm Spectra are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries.