Microsoft releases its first AI PCs

Microsoft releases its first AI PCs

Microsoft has unveiled its latest Surface devices – Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6. While visually reminiscent of their predecessors, these are the company’s first computers to feature Intel Meteor Lake processors with integrated GPUs for on-device AI functions.

The new Surface devices are also the first devices from Microsoft with a special Copilot key on the keyboard. And if the name doesn’t make it clear, Microsoft is targeting these devices primarily at business users, not ordinary users. That’s why, with all the AI updates, Microsoft calls them “the first Surface AI computers designed exclusively for business.”

Microsoft Surface Pro 10 for business

The biggest internal upgrade to the Surface Pro 10 is the new Intel Core Ultra chipsets – you can choose between the Intel Core Ultra 5 135U or Ultra 7 165U variants.

They come with a range of LPDDR5X RAM configurations, with a base capacity of 8GB, while the highest tier goes up to 64GB. Storage options are also extensive, ranging from 256GB to 1TB with removable Gen4 SSDs for greater flexibility.

The display hasn’t grown in size. You still get a 13-inch IPS touchscreen with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, but now it has a new anti-glare coating and 33% more brightness.

The Surface Pro 10 is also lightweight at just 1.94 pounds, and is Microsoft’s first Intel-based Surface tablet with optional 5G radio support.

In addition, the tablet’s 1440p front-facing camera now offers a 114-degree viewing angle and supports Windows Studio effects, including enhanced background blur during video calls, eye contact correction, and auto-cropping.

Surface Pro 10 for Business will be available for pre-order starting today, April (check current year), at a base price of $1,199.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 6 for business

The Surface Laptop 6 is powered by the same Intel processors as the Pro 10 and still offers a choice of 13.5-inch and 15-inch IPS displays.

Memory configurations include up to 64GB of RAM and 1TB of SSDs, priced from $1,199 to $2,999. The NPU brings Intel AI Boost to the Laptop 6, making it a strong competitor for AI-related workloads.

Surface Laptop 6 basically has the same updates as Surface Pro 10.
The 15-inch model has an additional USB-C port and a smart card reader. In addition, the webcam in this model has received a much-needed upgrade from 720p to 1080p. As with the Pro 10, it also benefits from Windows Studio effects based on artificial intelligence to improve the quality of video and audio calls.

Aside from these improvements, perhaps the most notable update to both new Surface products is their improved maintainability. Users can now easily replace components such as the SSD, battery, and even the motherboard thanks to QR codes on the parts that link to easy-to-understand instructions.


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