It's been an AI-heavy year for Microsoft, following the explosive launch of Bing's ChatGPT-powered AI chat. Today, Microsoft has even more AI news to drop alongside its annual refresh of Surface PCs. While the hype may have been low, we were expecting to see some new hardware today. The company demoed the Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Laptop Go 3, with the Studio 2 outpacing Apple's MacBook Pro in a 3D rendering test. While we'd hoped to see the Surface Pro get some love, Microsoft did mention it on stage.
Unfortunately, there was no livestream of the event, but the company says there will be a recording available later today. You can re-live the fun as it happening in our liveblog at the end of this story, or jump straight into the topic you're interested in by clicking into one of our news articles from the event below:
We're off to product demos! Thanks for joining us folks!
It sounds like things are wrapping up. We're taking a final look at what Copilot will bring to Windows.
Both Surface PCs are coming October 3. Surface Laptop Go 3 starts at $799, while the Laptop Studio 2 starts at $1,999.
Surface Studio Laptop 2 performance vs M2 Max MBP
The MacBook Pro ultimately took 1 minute and 13 seconds to finish the render.
An MS rep is rendering a Blender model across the new Laptop Studio 2 and a MacBook Pro with M2 Max. Laptop Studio finishes in 37 seconds, the MacBook is still going 1 minute later.
MS says it has up to twice the graphics performance of the MacBook Pro with an M2 Max chip.
Demoing content creation using the Surface Slim Pen 2 and the touchscreen.
We're watching a live demonstration on the Surface Laptop Studio 2 showing the removal of backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop, as well as generative filing to turn a portrait picture into a wider landscape pic.