Microsoft introduced new Surface devices with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite chips to compete with Apple's MacBook Air.

These new Surface devices, called Copilot Plus PCs, outperformed the MacBook Air in multiple benchmark tests.

Microsoft collaborated with top laptop partners to create powerful, battery-efficient Arm-powered Windows machines.

Copilot Plus PCs claim to outperform the MacBook Air M3 processor by over 50% in sustained performance.

The new Prism emulator enhances app compatibility, making non-native apps run more efficiently on Arm devices.

Many popular apps, including Chrome, Photoshop, and Zoom, now natively support Arm chips.

The Copilot Plus PC boasts significantly improved battery life, lasting up to 16 hours and 56 minutes on web browsing tests.

These PCs include a neural processing unit (NPU) for advanced AI tasks, offering more operations per watt than the MacBook Air M3.

Microsoft integrates over 40 AI models into Windows on Arm, enabling new features like live translations and Auto Super Resolution.

Major laptop brands like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung will launch new Copilot Plus PCs with Qualcomm processors.