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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 6 and Surface Pro 10 will be AI PC

Last Updated on December 29, 2023 by SPN Editor

Microsoft is expected to release the next-gen AI PC, Surface Pro 10, and Surface Laptop 6 sometime next year. Surface Laptop 6 and Surface Pro 10 will be one of the pioneering next-gen AI PCs. With the promise of incorporating both Intel and, for the first time in its lineage, Arm chips, this release heralds a significant stride in versatility and performance for the Surface Laptop series. Microsoft is reportedly preparing to infuse its Surface lineup with new AI capabilities.

The forthcoming Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 are said to be equipped with a next-generation Neural Processing Unit (NPU), in addition to options for both Intel and Arm-based processors. The Arm-based devices, codenamed CADMUS, will be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X chips. These PCs are being designed to run the AI features that Microsoft is planning to include in a future Windows release. They are also expected to offer performance, battery life, and security improvements that are on par with Apple’s silicon.

The dual offering in chip selection for the Surface Laptop 6—boasts compatibility with Intel’s 14th-Gen processors and Qualcomm’s X Series chips. This strategic embrace of Arm architecture marks a watershed moment for the series, transcending previous limitations confined to Intel or AMD variants.

Projections suggest that the integration of Arm technology will position the Surface Laptop 6 as a direct competitor to the MacBook Air, vying in realms of battery longevity, performance prowess, and robust security measures. On the other hand, the Intel versions of these devices will reportedly feature Intel’s latest 14th-generation chips.

Anticipated configurations align closely with its predecessor, the Surface Laptop 5, encompassing choices spanning 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB RAM capacities, along with storage options ranging from 256GB to 2TB. The Surface Pro 10 is expected to come with an upgraded display that supports HDR and has an anti-glare coating.

Users will have the option to choose a resolution of either 2160 x 1440 or 2880 x 1920. The device may also feature rounded corners, similar to the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio lineup, and support a new Type Cover with a button that opens Windows Copilot.

As for the Surface Laptop 6, it is reported that the smaller model will feature a slightly larger 13.8-inch display, up from the 13.5-inch display on the Surface Laptop 5. The 15-inch model will remain the same size. Like the Surface Pro 10, this device is also expected to sport a rounded display with thinner bezels.

It could also come with a variety of new ports, including two for USB-C, one for USB-A, and one for Surface Connect charging. The device is also rumored to come with a haptic touchpad and a keyboard button dedicated to Windows Copilot.

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