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Title: Microsoft Unveils Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 for Business: First Intel Meteor Lake PCs with ai Integration, Dedicated Copilot Key, and Enhanced Repairability

Microsoft has recently announced the launch of its latest Surface devices, marking a significant milestone with the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 for Business. While retaining their familiar designs, these innovative gadgets are Microsoft’s first PCs to feature Intel Meteor Lake processors with integrated Neural Processing Units (NPUs), offering on-device ai features for businesses.

Microsoft’s Business Focus: New Devices, Old Friends

The new Surface devices are the first from Microsoft to be branded as “Surface ai PCs” and cater specifically to business needs. The Surface Pro 10 and Laptop 6 have been designed with an emphasis on productivity, ai integration, and advanced hardware configurations to cater to the demands of modern businesses.

### Surface Pro 10 for Business: Intel Power and Brighter Displays

The most substantial upgrades in the Surface Pro 10 are under the hood. Microsoft offers two Intel Core Ultra chipsets:

– **Intel Core Ultra 5 135U**
– **Intel Core Ultra 7 165U**

These processors come with a range of LPDDR5X RAM configurations, from 8GB to 64GB. The storage options are equally impressive and expandable through detachable Gen4 SSDs:

– **256GB**
– **512GB**
– **1TB**

The Surface Pro 10 features a 13-inch IPS touchscreen with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, but Microsoft has made some improvements:

– **New anti-reflective coating**
– **33% more brightness**

The Surface Pro 10 weighs just 1.94 lbs and is Microsoft’s first Intel-powered Surface tablet with optional support for a 5G radio. The device also benefits from ai-powered Windows Studio Effects during video calls, such as:

– **Enhanced background blur**
– **Eye contact correction**
– **Auto-framing**

The Surface Pro 10 for Business can be pre-ordered starting April (check current year) at a base price of $1,199.

### Surface Laptop 6 For Business: Intel Processors and Enhanced Webcam

The Surface Laptop 6 shares the same Intel processor options as the Pro 10. The device continues to offer both 13.5-inch and 15-inch IPS display choices.

The Surface Laptop 6 offers a range of memory configurations, from:

– **8GB**
– **32GB**
– **64GB**

and storage options:

– **256GB**
– **512GB**
– **1TB**

The NPU brings Intel ai Boost to the Laptop 6, making it a powerful contender for ai-related workloads. The Surface Laptop 6 also features an upgraded webcam:

– **1080p**

The 15-inch model adds an extra USB-C port and a smart card reader. Like the Pro 10, it also benefits from ai-powered Windows Studio Effects for enhanced video and audio calls.

The Surface Laptop 6 pricing ranges from $1,199 to $2,999.

### Enhanced Repairability: A New Era of Sustainable Technology

Beyond these improvements, both new Surface products offer enhanced repairability. Users can easily replace components such as the SSD, battery, and even the motherboard thanks to QR codes on the parts that link to clear, guided tutorials. This not only ensures a longer lifespan for the devices but also reduces electronic waste and supports Microsoft’s commitment to sustainable technology.

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