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A New North Star is Born: The Windows PC designed for AI — Copilot+ PC.

Microsoft Introduces A New Class of Windows PCs designed for AI:  Copilot+ PC.

After a three year hiatus, the Microsoft Build Conference returned to the physical realm last week in order to introduce the most distributed AI experience on a computer. The groundbreaking innovation that promises to redefine the personal computing experience is an entirely new class of computer — the Windows AI PC, dubbed CoPilot Plus. 

This next-generation device is not just an upgrade in hardware; it embodies a shift towards a more intelligent, integrated, and user-centric computing paradigm. 

Microsoft has completely reimagined the entirety of the PC – from silicon to the operating system, the application layer to the cloud – with AI at the center, marking the most significant change to the Windows platform in decades.  

Copilot+ PC Outside the Box

As a refresher, a free CoPilot account is available to use Copilot on the web and in Windows, macOS, and iPadOS. Try out CoPilot or the image generating Designer online.

For those who want faster performance, enhanced creativity capabilities, and a supercharged Copilot experience, a monthly subscription called CoPilot Pro of $20 includes everything in Copilot, plus you can:

  • Access GPT-4 and GPT-4 Turbo during non-peak times
  • Use text, voice, and images in conversational search
  • Create and edit AI images with 15 boosts per day with Designer 
  • Use plug-ins and GPTs
  • For those who want faster performance, enhanced creativity capabilities, and a supercharged Copilot experience.
  • This monthly subscription includes everything in Copilot, plus you can:
  • Get priority access to GPT-4 and GPT-4 Turbo even during peak times for faster performance 
  • Build your own Copilot GPTs tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Use Copilot in productivity appsFootnote1 like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (Microsoft email address required)
  • Generate unique images and then enhance your creations using 100 daily boosts with Designer

New Copilot+ PC Hardware from Microsoft Surface and Partners

Team Microsoft has worked with each of its top OEMs — Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung — and of course Surface, to bring new Copilot+ PCs that will begin to launch on June 18. Starting at $999, these devices are up to $200 less than similar spec’d devices.

The first-ever Copilot+ PCs from Surface are groundbreaking and christened Surface Pro and Surface Laptop.  On the PC side of the house, we will see the following:

  • AcerAcer’s Swift 14 AI 2.5K touchscreen enables you to draw and edit your vision with greater accuracy and with color-accurate imagery. Launch and discover AI-enhanced features, like Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0 and Purified View, with a touch of the dedicated AcerSense button.
  • ASUSThe ASUS Vivobook S 15 is a powerful device that brings AI experiences to life with its Snapdragon X Elite Platform and built-in Qualcomm® AI. It boasts 40+ NPU TOPS, a dual-fan cooling system, and up to 1 TB of storage. Next-gen AI enhancements include Windows Studio effects v2 and ASUS AiSense camera, with presence-detection capabilities for Adaptive Dimming and Lock. Built for portability, it has an ultra-slim and light all-metal design, a high-capacity battery, and premium styling with a single-zone RGB backlit keyboard.
  • Dell: Dell is launching five new Copilot+ PCs, including the XPS 13, Inspiron 14 Plus, Inspiron 14, Latitude 7455, and Latitude 5455, offering a range of consumer and commercial options that deliver groundbreaking battery life and unique AI experiences. The XPS 13 is powered by Snapdragon X Elite processors and features a premium, futuristic design, while the Latitude 7455 boasts a stunning QHD+ display and quad speakers with AI noise reduction. The Inspiron14 and Inspiron 14 Plus feature a Snapdragon X Plus 1and are crafted with lightweight, low carbon aluminum and are energy efficient with EPEAT Gold rating.
  • HPHP’s OmniBook X AI PC and HP EliteBook Ultra G1q AI PC with Snapdragon X Elite are slim and sleek designs, delivering advanced performance and mobility for a more personalized computing experience. Features include long-lasting battery life and AI-powered productivity tools, such as real-time transcription and meeting summaries. A 5MP camera with automatic framing and eye focus is supported by Poly Studio’s crystal-clear audio for enhanced virtual interactions.
  • LenovoLenovo is launching two AI PCs: one built for consumers, Yoga Slim 7x, and one for commercial, ThinkPad T14s Gen 6. The Yoga Slim 7x brings efficiency for creatives, featuring a 14.5” touchscreen with 3K Dolby Vision and optimized power for 3D rendering and video editing. The T14s Gen 6 brings enterprise-level experiences and AI performance to your work tasks, with features including a webcam privacy shutter, Wi-Fi 7 connectivity and up to 64GB RAM.
  • Samsung: Samsung’s new Galaxy Book4 Edge is ultra-thin and light, with a 3K resolution 2x AMOLED display and Wi-Fi 7 connectivity. It has a long-lasting battery that provides up to 22 hours of video playback, making it perfect for work or entertainment on the go.

A Leap Forward in Personal Computing

CoPilot Plus is designed to serve as an intelligent assistant, seamlessly integrating AI capabilities into the core functionalities of a PC. It leverages advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance productivity, personalize user experiences, and provide proactive assistance across a wide array of tasks. This marks a significant departure from traditional PCs, which, as we are all aware. primarily relies on user inputs and predefined programs.

CoPilot Plus Key Features and Capabilities

Intelligent Assistance:

• Natural Language Processing: CoPilot Plus understands and processes natural language, allowing users to interact with their PC through voice commands and conversational text inputs. This feature is powered by sophisticated NLP algorithms, enabling more intuitive and efficient communication.

• Contextual Awareness: The AI can recognize the context of user activities and offer relevant suggestions. For example, it can automatically prioritize tasks, remind users of upcoming deadlines, or suggest optimal times for meetings based on the user’s schedule and behavior patterns.

Enhanced Productivity:

• Automated Task Management: CoPilot Plus can automate routine tasks, such as organizing files, setting reminders, and managing emails. This automation frees up time for users to focus on more critical and creative aspects of their work.

• Collaborative Tools: Integrated with Microsoft’s suite of productivity applications, CoPilot Plus offers collaborative tools that enhance teamwork. Real-time editing, AI-driven insights in documents, and seamless integration with cloud services make collaborative efforts more efficient and effective.


• Adaptive Learning: The AI learns from user behavior, preferences, and routines to tailor its assistance. Over time, it becomes more attuned to individual needs, offering personalized recommendations and adjustments to improve the overall user experience.

• Customization Options: Users can customize CoPilot Plus to suit their specific requirements, from adjusting AI sensitivity to selecting preferred interaction modes. This flexibility ensures that the device adapts to diverse user profiles.

Security and Privacy

• Advanced Security Features: CoPilot Plus incorporates advanced security measures, including biometric authentication, AI-driven threat detection, and robust encryption. These features protect user data and ensure a secure computing environment.

• Privacy Controls: Recognizing the importance of privacy, Microsoft has equipped CoPilot Plus with comprehensive privacy controls. Users have the ability to manage data sharing preferences and monitor AI activities, ensuring transparency and control over personal information.

Implications for the Future of Computing

The introduction of CoPilot Plus signifies a pivotal moment in the evolution of personal computing. By embedding AI deeply into the PC ecosystem, Microsoft is setting a new standard for what users can expect from their devices.

Transformation of Workflows

• The automation and intelligent assistance provided by CoPilot Plus can dramatically transform workflows across various industries. Professionals can benefit from increased efficiency and reduced cognitive load, leading to higher productivity and job satisfaction.

Accessibility and Inclusivity

• The natural language processing and adaptive learning capabilities make computing more accessible to a broader audience, including individuals with disabilities. This inclusivity can bridge the digital divide and empower more people to leverage technology in their daily lives.

Innovation in Software Development

• The integration of AI in CoPilot Plus will likely spur innovation in software development. Developers can create more sophisticated and intuitive applications that harness the power of AI, further enriching the software ecosystem and expanding the potential uses of PCs.

Shaping User Expectations

• As users experience the benefits of AI-driven computing, their expectations for technology will evolve. This shift will drive further advancements in AI, prompting tech companies to invest in more intelligent and user-friendly solutions.

In summation, Microsoft’s Windows AI PC, CoPilot Plus, represents a significant advancement in the realm of personal computing. By incorporating cutting-edge AI technologies, it not only enhances productivity and personalization but also sets a new benchmark for user interaction and experience. As CoPilot Plus paves the way for the future of intelligent computing, it underscores the transformative potential of AI in reshaping our digital lives. [24×7]