“AI PCs” were everywhere at CES 2024 last week, and companies like Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm are all touting how great their hardware is at running AI tasks. As Microsoft put it, this is “the year of AI-powered Windows PCs.”
But since these “AI PCs” are already on shelves and you can buy them right now, we need to cut through the hype and focus on what you’re getting for your money.
Spoiler alert: These PCs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, and if you’re expecting something transformative when you buy one at the start of 2024, you’re going to be disappointed. They might one day deliver a lot of cool features — just not yet.