A modern AI PC Design

Introducing the future of Windows and Copilot+ PC with the new Surface Laptop and Snapdragon X Elite.

In 2024, it’s clear that Microsoft is beginning to turn the page to a very different kind of Windows operating system and with it comes the need for a different kind of computing hardware. It calls this new class of computer the “Copilot+ PC” and it is the culmination of more than four years of research and development, coming together as a combination of new operating system fundamentals and hardware requirements to enable a new class of consumer experience.

The new Surface Laptop, and new Surface Pro, based on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite SoC is Microsoft’s attempt to get all the pieces together and ready for the shift that AI is bringing to the personal computer. In practical terms this translates into a new level of performance, one that is complemented by power efficiency rather than burdened. It also means a new emphasis on a third player in the computing IP space: the Neural Processing Unit (NPU).

This Signal65 Lab Insights paper analyzes the performance and advanced capabilities of the new Surface Laptop.

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