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EngadgetMay 20, 2024
Microsoft Surface Pro Copilot hands-on: Slimmer bezels and AI smarts
Microsoft's new Surface Pro, its first hybrid Copilot PC tablet, doesn't look much different than its predecessors. It's still a sleek and sturdy tablet with a kickstand. But the screen looks a bit more impressive, thanks to slimmer bezels, and it's potentially more useful on the go when paired with the $350 Surface Pro Flex keyboard, which lets you type wirelessly. As a Copilot PC though, its true value lies under the hood, thanks to a 45TOPS neural processing unit in Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite and X Plus chips. 


Catch up on all the news from Microsoft's Copilot AI and Surface event today!

This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-surface-pro-copilot-hands-on-slimmer-bezels-and-ai-smarts-185349396.html?src=rss

PC World Latest NewsMay 20, 2024
Microsoft's new Surface laptops are bursting with AI power

Microsoft is also calling these the Surface Pro 11th Edition and the Surface Laptop 7th Edition.

Both the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop are the consumer versions of the Surface Pro 10 for Business and the Surface Laptop 6 for Business, which debuted in March. Those chips included more conventional Core Ultra chips inside.

The two new Surfaces use the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite, a chip licensed from Arm. Nine PC makers signed on to use the Snapdragon X Elite chip, including heavyweights like Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft. The X Elite has already proven to be extremely fast and even the new Snapdragon X Plus derivative still outperforms a Core Ultra, Qualcomm claims. Battery life was always the Snapdragon's strong suit. Now Windows on Arm PCs have an opportunity to combine long battery life with competitive performance.

And what does this new Windows on Arm generation mean? For one thing, Arm executives are claiming that the days of laggy, incompatible Windows on Arm apps are basical

PC World Latest NewsMay 20, 2024
Meet the future of Windows: Copilot PCs unleash practical AI tools

"The pursuit has always been about how to build computers that understand us, instead of having us having to understand computers, and I feel like we really are close to that breakthrough," said Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, in a briefing with reporters on Microsoft's campus.

A Copilot PC combines local, on-device AI with cloud AI, according to Microsoft, to provide a range of services. Some of the new laptops shipping with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite and X Plus processors will be classified as Copilot PCs, taking advantage of the NPU found within both chips. That NPU will power local AI functions, with over 45 TOPS (trillions of operations per second) driving the AI engine. Copilot PCs require 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and an integrated NPU.

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EngadgetMay 20, 2024
Here are Dell's five new Copilot PCs
Today, Microsoft is making a major push into AI with the launch of its Copilot PC classification. So to get in on the action, Dell is releasing one of the biggest portfolios of compatible laptops with a total of five devices. However, unlike other notebook manufacturers, all of Dell's new Copilot PCs are revamps of existing models instead of all-new systems, so here's a rundown of what the company has to offer.

For enterprise customers, Dell will have the Latitude 5455 and the Latitude 7455, which are offshoots of the current Latitude 5450 and 7450 notebooks. Just like their x86-based siblings, the 5455 is a 14-inch clamshell while the 7455 features a 360-degree 2-in-1 design. The big change is that both new models will be powered by Snapdragon X Plus chips, with only the 7455 capable of moving up to Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon X Elite processor.

The Latitude 7455 will be one of Dell's first enterprise-focused Copilot PCs.Dell As for consumer devices, Dell will have new versions of both the Inspiron 14 and Inspiron 14 Plus featuring Qualcomm's new Arm-based silicon. Similar to the company's business models, the Inspiron 14 will only be availab

PC World Latest NewsMay 20, 2024
Dell's ultra-popular XPS 13 exclusively used Intel chips - until today

And that's not all. The Dell Latitude 7455 uses the Snapdragon X Elite, and the slower, slightly less powerful Snapdragon X Plus will ship as part of the Latitude 7455, too, as well as the Latitude 5455, Inspiron 14 and Inspiron 14 Plus.

We knew that Dell had signed up to use the Snapdragon X Elite as early as last October, when nine PC makers committed to supporting Qualcomm's new X Elite processor. We didn't know as much about the Snapdragon X Plus, which uses a cut-down version of the Elite without the turbo boost options. But it seems that Dell is even more committed to the X Plus than the X Elite.

Presumably, these will be Copilot PCs, offering the AI benefits of features that Microsoft announced Monday Those include Recall, which will allow you to hunt down information on an explorable timeline; Live Captions with AI-generated captions of streamed audio; Auto Super Resolution; and Cocreator, the AI art generator within Microsoft Paint. All have Copilot keys.

Dell XPS 13 9345 The Dell XPS 13 9345 goes on sale today, but will ship "later this year," Dell says, for a starting price of $1,299.

On paper, Dell's Snapdragon-powered XPS 13 is very similar to the existing

PC World Latest NewsMay 20, 2024
Hands-on: Lenovo's first Snapdragon-powered Yoga and ThinkPad laptops

Our video team got some hands-on time with both of these laptops at a Lenovo presentation. Check out their initial impressions in the video below!

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 I'm gonna start with the ThinkPad, because I like ThinkPads and I'm writing this article, so there. The T series is a staple for businesses and anyone who likes good keyboards and the signature Trackpoint (the red mouse nub thing), so it's hardly surprising that this model can fit in with other Lenovo designs even while packing some big changes under the hood. With its standard clamshell design and unassuming branding, plus Lenovo's more common lid flair, it has looks best described as "familiar."

EngadgetMay 20, 2024
The Yoga Slim 7x is Lenovo's attempt at a MacBook Air
As part of Microsoft's big push into AI, Lenovo is releasing two new Windows 11 laptops featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite chip. First up is the ThinkPad T14s Gen 6, which is essentially Lenovo's most popular enterprise notebook with an Arm-based chip with a beefy NPU instead of an x86 processor from Intel or AMD. But the more interesting of the two is the Yoga Slim 7x, which features an all-new chassis that's designed to take better advantage of the X Elite's blend of performance and power efficiency. And while Lenovo won't say it outright, the latter is basically the company's attempt at making a MacBook Air rival for Windows.

Before we get too deep into the specifics, it's important to note that I tried out a pre-production version of the Slim 7x that didn't have any of Microsoft's new Copilot features, so this is strictly an early look at the laptop's hardware. But from what I saw, there's a lot to like.

Photo by Sam Rutherford/Engadget The laptop's highlight features are its 14-inch 3K 90Hz OLED display and its sleek aluminum chassis. The screen features a color gamut that covers 100 percent of DCI-P3 while delivering up to 500 nits of brightness. Above the display, there's Lenovo's signature communication tab, which allows the Slim 7x to support an FHD webcam plus IR sensors for Windows Hello along with quad mics, but without needing to have super thick bezels.

GizmodoMay 20, 2024
Lenovo Joins Microsoft and Qualcomm's AI Fever Dream on PC
Lenovo has announced it's joining Microsoft and Qualcomm's foray into AI-based computing with a new lineup of laptops specifically tuned for the Snapdragon X Elite architecture. For the same price as Lenovo's other laptops, you get to be the first to foray into the world with an ARM-based chip tuned specifically for…


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