Microsoft Introduces AI-Powered ‘Copilot Plus PCs’

Microsoft launches "Copilot Plus PCs" with integrated AI hardware and software for Windows 11.

  • Microsoft launches “Copilot Plus PCs” with integrated AI hardware and software for Windows 11.
  • Major laptop brands like Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung will offer these AI-powered laptops.
  • Key features include a dedicated neural processor and the new “Recall” function for enhanced performance and user experience.

Microsoft has announced “Copilot Plus PCs,” a new category of laptops featuring integrated AI hardware and software across the Windows 11 operating system. This initiative, revealed by CEO Satya Nadella, aims to bring advanced artificial intelligence capabilities to everyday computing.

Major laptop manufacturers such as Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, HP, Acer, and Asus will offer Copilot Plus PCs, alongside Microsoft’s Surface line. These AI-powered laptops will include a dedicated neural processor, enabling features like “Recall,” which creates a searchable log of all user activities on the PC. Over 40 AI models will run in the background to support these innovative features, including integration with OpenAI’s GPT-4o model.

Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s head of Windows, highlighted significant performance gains with Copilot Plus PCs, claiming they are “58 percent faster” than a MacBook Air with an M3 processor and offer “all-day” battery life. These laptops will have specific hardware requirements, including a minimum of 256GB SSD, an integrated neural processor, and 16GB of RAM. Arm-based models with Qualcomm chips are expected to provide “up to 15 hours of web browsing” on a single charge.

The first batch of Copilot Plus PCs, featuring Qualcomm processors, will be available on June 18. Models with Intel and AMD processors will follow later. Microsoft projects sales of 50 million Copilot Plus PCs within the next year, marking a significant shift in the Windows ecosystem.