Microsoft unveils $1,000 Surface laptop with Snapdragon X chip, Copilot+

AI PCs are here and they’re cheaper than you might have expected – the Microsoft Surface Laptop starts at $1,000 and comes in two sizes (13.8″ and 15″) and it’s a thin, light, portable yet powerful device that offers all the capabilities of Windows 11 AI smarts (as well as third-party AI features).

Microsoft has an entire blog post introducing the new “Copilot+ PCs” brand. These are AI-focused devices that have at least 40 TOPS, so they can perform many AI tasks locally (good for latency and of course privacy). Redmond has partnered with Samsung, Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo, all of which have introduced their vision of a Copilot+ PC: laptops, all of them, and all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X chip.


The new Microsoft Surface Laptop with a Snapdragon X chipset
The new Microsoft Surface Laptop with a Snapdragon X chipset
The new Microsoft Surface Laptop with a Snapdragon X chipset
The new Microsoft Surface Laptop with a Snapdragon X chipset

The new Microsoft Surface Laptop with a Snapdragon X chipset

The Surface Laptop is powered by the Snapdragon X Elite or the Snapdragon X Plus. The former has a 12-core CPU, the former 10-core. However, both chips deliver 45 TOPS of AI computing power, earning them the Copilot+ badge.

The $1,000 model is of course the 13.8” version with the X Plus chip. We’ll talk about pricing in more detail at the end of this post, but let’s say moving to the X Elite chip is a $400 upgrade. Well, $200 actually, because of the way memory configurations work. The $1,000 X Plus laptop comes with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, a 16/512GB X Plus laptop costs $1,200. The X Elite version has at least a 16/512GB configuration, so only half of the $400 premium is due to the chip, the other half is for the storage upgrade.

Both the 13.8″ and 15″ variants have 3:2 touchscreens with a pixel density of 201ppi. Their dynamic refresh rate goes up to 120 Hz and they are protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Microsoft unveils $1,000 Surface laptop with Snapdragon X chip and Copilot+ AI features

The 13.8” model weighs 1.34 kg (2.96 lbs) and is 16.5 mm thick (0.69”) with a 54 Wh battery (up to 20 hours of endurance). The 15-inch laptop weighs 1.66 kg (3.67 lbs) and 18.3 mm thick (0.72 in) with a 66 Wh battery (22 hours durability). You can charge at 39W and 65W respectively.

The laptops’ casings are made from 67% recycled materials, including 100% recycled aluminum (which is anodized for a more durable surface finish). The smaller one comes in four colors (Sapphire, Dune, Black, Platinum), while the larger one only gets two (Black, Platinum).

For connectivity, both have two USB-C ports that are USB 4 and DisplayPort 2.1 compatible. There’s a single USB-A 3.1 port, a headphone jack and a microSD card slot. Additionally, there is a Surface connect port for the Surface Dock. Wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi 7 (be) and Bluetooth 5.4. In addition to wired and wireless headphones, you can also use the Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

Microsoft Copilot is always available on the Surface Laptop
Microsoft Copilot is always available on the Surface Laptop

The Microsoft Surface Laptop has a dedicated Copilot button, so let’s take a look at some of the AI ​​features associated with it. Recall is a handy timeline that helps you remember that document, website, application or anything else you need.

With Cocreator you can provide a rough draft – a sketch and a text description – and the Snapdragon X chip and a small local AI model create a beautiful image for you, without any cloud services involved. Alternatively, you can use the Restyle Image app to take an existing image and convert it into an image in any art style you can think of.

There’s more: The AI ​​computing power of the Snapdragon


Third-party apps that use the NPU for acceleration
Third-party apps that use the NPU for acceleration
Third-party apps that use the NPU for acceleration
Third-party apps that use the NPU for acceleration
Third-party apps that use the NPU for acceleration
Third-party apps that use the NPU for acceleration

Third-party apps that use the NPU for acceleration

The Microsoft Surface Laptops are available for pre-order now, with shipping starting June 18. As promised, here’s a more detailed breakdown of the pricing. Please note that the 15-inch model is only available with a Snapdragon X Elite chip, the 13.8-inch model also has a cheaper X Plus version.

RAM capacity starts at 16GB, but there’s a 32GB option and even a 64GB option, although that’s a pre-order exclusive and not available in all regions (at least for now). Storage is a removable SSD up to 1TB. Visit Microsoft’s website for more information.




























Pricing for Microsoft Surface Laptop with Snapdragon X and Copilot AI
pre-orders start today, shipping from June 18th
US
13.8″ 15″
Snapdragon X Plus Snapdragon X Elite Snapdragon X Elite
16GB/256GB $1,000 $1,300
16GB/512GB $1,200 $1,400 $1,500
16GB/1TB $1,400 $1,600 $1,700
32GB/1TB $2,000 $2,100
64GB/1TB $2,400 $2,500
Britain
13.8″ 15″
Snapdragon X Plus Snapdragon X Elite Snapdragon X Elite
16GB/256GB £1,050 £1,350
16GB/512GB £1,250 £1,450 £1,550
16GB/1TB £1,650 £1,750
32GB/1TB £2,050 £2,150
64GB/1TB
EU
13.8″ 15″
Snapdragon X Plus Snapdragon X Elite Snapdragon X Elite
16GB/256GB $1,200 $1,550
16GB/512GB $1,450 $1,650 $1,800
16GB/1TB $1,900 $2,050
32GB/1TB $2,350 $2,500
64GB/1TB

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