Here’s what you need to know about the latest AI computing from Microsoft


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One thing I’ve learnt these past few months is that running your own website solo can be a stupid amount of work and you can’t cover everything.

But this week Microsoft announced its latest batch of AI-powered computers, dubbed CoPilot+ PCs, with pretty much every manufacturer jumping on board.

The big takeaway is that these machines are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X processors (rather than traditional Intel chips), which offer the benefit of battery life similar to that found on Apple MacBooks.

These processors all boast a dedicated Neural Processing Unit to help manage the AI tasks without draining battery life.

There are some software developments as well, like Recall, which acts as a timeline of your computer use so you can easily go back to that recipe you looked at last week. Though I can’t imagine you’d want a software giant tracking your every move on a computer, even if Microsoft does promise it’s device-only and you can customise what it tracks.

There’s also a lot of AI image generation functionality, in apps like Paint and Photos. Or the ability for live captions and translations during video calls.

What about hardware?

Microsoft has a few new Surface laptops that use the SnapDragon X processor for CoPilot+ computing. But HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer and ASUS are all on board as well, with dedicated models using the same chips.

I’ll try and dive into the range of machines in a different article, but for now it’s an interesting development from Microsoft.

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[Source: Microsoft]


  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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