Microsoft may launch its first 'AI PCs' this month

Microsoft may be about to unveil its first computers with artificial intelligence (AI), according to a product report seen by Windows Central. Not just a software update, the new Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 should represent a generational leap for the brand, being officially announced on March 21st.

What do you need to know:

  • According to the portal, the devices will be equipped with new processors based on Intel Core Ultra and Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite, which feature the latest neural processing units (NPUs) for AI support — in short, they will be new, more powerful versions focused on AI;
  • The Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 will be the brand's first machines to support upcoming AI features in Windows 11;
  • While the Surface Pro 10 will have an anti-glare OLED screen and support HDR — rumors suggest it will also have an ultra-wide front-facing webcam and an NFC reader — the Surface 6 will come redesigned with thinner lines and rounded corners, as well as a one-key tactile touchpad dedicated to activating Copilot;
  • Experts point out that the new notebooks roughly correspond to the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro in terms of efficiency and performance, coming into direct conflict with Apple and its Mac line.

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With the support of Copilot, it is expected that the new devices will also have among their functions: live subtitles and translations in real time, upscaling for games, frame rate smoothing, updated Windows Studio effects and, the biggest news , the AI ​​Explorer.

Apparently, AI Explorer will work in any application and allows you to search documents, web pages, images and chats using natural language. It is believed that the feature will create a history of everything you do on your computer and make it 'searchable'.

The tool will also be able to understand the context and suggest tasks based on what is on the screen, in addition to supporting text-based image editing — it appears to be an AI assistant, almost a chatbot, coupled to the PC system.

As per the report, these AI features will likely be released as part of the Windows 11 24H2 update — which should take place starting in September.

The Intel versions of the Surface Laptop 9 and Surface Pro 10 will launch in April. The Snapdragon variants should only hit the market in June.

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