Microsoft’s first AI PCs are the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 for businesses

Microsoft is gearing up for its “year of the AI PC” with two new Surface devices that won’t be sold directly to consumers. The Surface Pro 10 for Business and Surface Laptop 6 for Business both feature Intel’s latest Core Ultra processors, Microsoft’s new Copilot key, and a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to accelerate some existing and upcoming AI-powered features in Windows 11. Microsoft is calling them “the first Surface AI PCs built exclusively for business.”

Both of these new Surface devices haven’t been redesigned on the outside, so the Surface Pro 10 for Business will look largely like the Intel version of the Surface Pro 9. The Surface Laptop 6 for Business has an additional USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port and an optional smart card reader, but the screen bezels and overall design are very much the same as the Surface Laptop 5. Both will start shipping to commercial customers on April 9th.

The new Surface Pro 10 for Business.
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Surface Pro 10 for Business

Microsoft usually lags behind in adopting the latest Intel chips for Surface devices, but this time around, the company is one of the first out of the gate to ship Intel’s new Core Ultra processors.

On the Surface Pro 10 for Business, there’s a choice between Core Ultra 5 135U and Core Ultra 7 165U options, alongside a base spec of 8GB of memory that’s configurable all the way up to 64GB of RAM. The base spec that will retail at $1,199 will also include a 256GB Gen4 SSD. The Surface Pro 10 for Business will include two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports and Microsoft’s Surface Connect port for charging. Microsoft is promising up to 19 hours of battery life with these new Intel chips.

Microsoft has improved the 13-inch display on the Surface Pro 10 for Business with a new antireflective coating and 33 percent more brightness. Despite rumors that falsely claimed Microsoft would unveil a Surface Pro 10 with OLED today, the Surface Pro 10 for Business will ship with an LCD display.

The Surface Pro 10 display has a new antireflective coating.
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I asked Microsoft about the rumors of a Surface Pro 10 with an OLED display. “We are not announcing that product at this time,” says Nancie Gaskill, general manager of the Surface business, in an interview with The Verge. That sure sounds like the product exists,

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