Microsoft’s Surface, Windows and AI Showcase set for March 21

Key Takeaways

  • Microsoft's March 21 event to introduce AI-focused Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 for businesses.
  • The showcase emphasizes AI integration in the workplace, featuring Windows 11 enhancements.
  • Upcoming Surface devices to see spec upgrades and design overhauls, with a new AI Explorer for Windows 11.

Microsoft has subtly disclosed plans for an upcoming digital showcase on March 21 that will focus on its Surface, Windows platforms, and its Copilot initiative.

The event is themed around “the new era of work.” It aims primarily at Microsoft’s enterprise clientele. It will introduce the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6, tailored for the business sector. Moreover, it will highlight the anticipated AI enhancements within Windows 11.

According to insiders, the enterprise editions of the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 will receive updates mainly in their specifications. Additionally, Microsoft intends to equip the consumer variant of the Surface Pro 10 with an OLED screen. The details will likely be unveiled in the forthcoming spring season.

The upcoming Surface Laptop 6 might undergo significant design changes. It could feature slimmer bezels around the screen, soft-rounded edges, a haptic feedback touchpad, and a combination of two USB-C and a single USB-A port.

Microsoft might offer the new Surface models with either Intel Core Ultra processors or Snapdragon X Elite chips, with the Intel versions arriving in April and the Arm variants in June.

The teaser for the March showcase hints at a focus on incorporating AI more deeply into professional workflows through Copilot, Windows, and Surface. The event will center around Microsoft’s strategy to integrate AI into the PC experience.

Moreover, Microsoft is developing an “AI Explorer” for Windows 11. It is envisioned as an enhanced AI assistant that organizes users’ activities on their PCs. This tool aims to allow searching through a timeline of actions using conversational language, reviving an ambition similar to the Timeline feature in Windows 10, which was phased out due to inadequate application support.

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