Microsoft just finished its September event, during which it made a number of significant announcements. Microsoft revealed some details regarding the new AI features coming to its products along with some new Surface devices. The complete list of news from Microsoft's event is provided below.
✅ Microsoft announces the Surface Laptop Studio 2 with upgraded chips and ports
Microsoft unveiled its latest high-end convertible laptop, the Surface Laptop Studio 2, in New York City. Retaining the design features of its predecessor, the new model sports a pull-forward 14.4-inch display enhancing its touch capabilities. Starting at $1,999, the Studio 2 is powered by Intel's 13th Generation i7 H class chips, with GPU options of Nvidia RTX 4050 or RTX 4060. Unique to this device is an Intel Neural Processing Unit (NPU) – the first in a Windows computer. Configuration options include up to 2TB storage and 64GB RAM. Boasting as their "most powerful Surface", Microsoft claims it offers double the performance of the earlier version. Connectivity is enhanced with two USB-C ports, a USB-A port, a microSD card reader, and the Surface Slim Pen 2. It also introduces a customizable, responsive haptic touchpad described as "the most inclusive touchpad on any laptop." This release confirms speculations from WinFuture's recent leaks.
✅ Microsoft announces the new Surface Laptop Go 3
Surface Laptop Go 3 is the perfect everyday laptop with the performance and all-day battery life you need to get it all done. It’s ultra-portable at under 2.5 pounds with a vibrant 12.4” touchscreen. Packed with premium features like fingerprint reader and an incredible typing experience, in four stunning colors.
✅ Windows 11s Major Update: Copilot, RAR Support & More- Launching Sep 26th
The next substantial update for Windows 11, known as 23H2, is set to launch on September 26th. The Microsoft team has confirmed that this version will introduce various substantial changes and innovative features that users can look forward to.
✅ Microsoft to add DALL-E 3 to Bing Chat
In an exciting development, Microsoft has announced its plans to incorporate OpenAI’s DALL-E 3 image generator into Bing Chat. This will enable users to generate pictures directly in a chat by typing a few relevant sentences. DALL-E 3 is set to be released for ChatGPT’s enterprise users come October, although a specific launch date for its integration into Bing has not been given.
✅ Microsoft 365 Copilot launches in November
The blog post by "The Verge - Microsoft Posts" discusses the upcoming launch of Microsoft 365 Copilot. This AI assistant will be available to Microsoft 365 customers on specific business and enterprise plans starting November 1. However, access to this add-on will not be free and will incur a charge of $30 per month premium per user, which almost doubles the subscription's total price for businesses on some lower-end plans.
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