Microsoft Surface Event 2023 creates some ripples in tech circles

September 22, 2023 | By Arnab Ghosh
Microsoft Surface Event 2023

The much-awaited Surface event of Microsoft is over and the revelations have made headlines. The technology giant has unveiled some new devices and technologies, as expected. The announcements comprise the giant’s AI offerings, Copilot launch across the entire Windows ecosystem, and new Surface devices. Microsoft is upbeat on AI tech and so it kept a lot of the time in the event to focus on Copilot, an advanced AI feature in Microsoft 365 and Windows 11. The Bing AI was also given prominence at the event.

Microsoft Copilot is gaping to be a pivotal component of Windows 11 and upcoming Microsoft software offerings, for sure. The public version will be rolled out to users on September 26 through a Windows 11 update. Microsoft Paint is also going to get a much-needed revamp through AI. Microsoft said Edge and Bing users will get an enhanced web shopping experience, thanks to the OS-wide implementation of AI.

The new Surface line-up also drew the attention of viewers at the event. The Surface Laptop Go 3 is said to be 88% better in performance than the predecessor and it has a whopping 15-hour battery life. The price has been bumped to $799 though. The color options are Platinum, Sandstone, Sage, and Ice Blue. 

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 is aimed at professional users. Looking the same as its predecessor, the device has 13th-gen Intel i& CPUs and Nvidia RTX4050 GPU inside. The Dolby Atmos and a 14.4-inch touchscreen ease media consumption. You get up to 64 GB of RAM and 2TB storage. There are plenty of ports and you also get Surface Slim Pen 2. Pricing starts at $1999.99. Microsoft also announced Surface Go 4 but it is to be sold as an enterprise device, as of now.

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