Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update includes AI at every stage of your journey.
The Windows 11 upgrade, which will be available next week, is not just another update. It adds a thicker layer of AI to the programs you use on a regular basis. With the upcoming Surface device improvements, caution reigns supreme, with little desire for innovation.
From the start, change was an overriding theme for Microsoft’s annual Surface keynote. Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President and Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, has taken center stage just days after the confirmed resignation of former Surface chief Panos Panay. As a result, Windows 11 and the Surface computing device line have entered a new age. The foundation is artificial intelligence (AI).
There were two major items on the agenda. Of course, the next additions to the Surface lineup come first. Second, consider Windows 11’s approach to AI integration. We received unequivocal responses to both. On September 26, a new update for Windows 11 will be released, and it will not be a usual monthly or quarterly features pack. It should not be confused with the upcoming Windows 11 23H2 release. The Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Laptop Go 3 are this year’s new Surface products, as Microsoft builds on a solid basis while leaving little to chance with experimentational form forms.
Windows Copilot, which was initially demonstrated this summer, will be accessible to users. The feature set includes a Bing Chat function that can be accessed from the taskbar and has extensive integration within Windows. It will still be in the preview stage, implying that the AI helper is still a work in progress. It will be able to respond to queues using context and web searches, launch apps, and control PC settings. More features, such as the ability to send emails and SMS, will be added in stages.
Copilot will use the context and intelligence of the web, your work data, and what you are doing right now on your PC to deliver greater support while keeping your privacy and security in mind. It will be a simple and seamless experience that will be available in Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and our web browser with Edge and Bing,” Yusuf Mehdi stated in a statement.
The AI text-to-image production tool Bing Image Creator will now employ OpenAI’s DALL.E 3 model. The new model has a better awareness of context and more knowledge to delve into in order to develop visuals that a user need. For greater accessibility, Microsoft Designer is also being incorporated into Bing. This is an expansion of a collaboration in which Microsoft already uses OpenAi’s GPT model as the foundation for the Bing AI chatbot.
There’s a lot more with Windows 11, making the upcoming release critical for PC users. The File Explorer is about to get a completely new look, which is long overdue. It will also include a Gallery function for photo albums. The Outlook app also receives a big makeover, with streamlined calendar and email across many accounts, as well as AI delivering potentially beneficial suggestions while composing emails.
There are also predicted enhancements to Windows Backup, which could make it easier for customers to transfer to a new PC and have all settings reproduced flawlessly, which was not always the case previously. AI tools in Paint, Photos, Clipchamp, and Notepad are also getting significant updates.
If you use a pen with your Windows 11 PC (many convertible PCs come with one), a new Ink Anywhere feature will allow you to handwrite in any text box within Windows, and it will be transformed to text as relevant in the form format. This could be very helpful for long-ish web forms.
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Laptop Go 3 follow a tried-and-true hardware upgrade strategy for 2023. These devices will appeal to two unique and widespread spectrums: powerful computing devices that can replace traditional desktop use cases, and ultra-slim portability that does little to compromise enjoyment.
Microsoft is likewise touting the advantages of a more tightly linked ecosystem. “We have been investing in silicon advancements to augment this next wave of AI innovation, unlocking experiences like Windows Studio Effects in Surface Pro 9 with 5G and continuing to increase performance to run the latest AI models with powerful devices like the new Surface Laptop Studio 2,” said Mehdi.
The Surface Laptop Studio 2 features updated Intel Core processors and enhanced Nvidia graphics. It boasts a 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow touch display that can be positioned in three different ways thanks to the display hinge. This is the most powerful Surface computing device to date. The price in India has not yet been published, although it starts at $1999 (about 1,65,790) internationally.
The Surface Laptop Go 3 is said to be up to 88% faster than its predecessor thanks to upgraded internals including latest generation Intel CPUs. In terms of raw size, the 12.4-inch touchscreen has been surpassed by several tablets, but advancements in power management have led to claims that it can last up to 15 hours on a single charge. Prices begin at $799.