May 28, 2024

Microsoft Unveils Copilot Surface Devices, Ushering in a New Era of AI in the Workplace

As a leading distributor of Microsoft Surface products in South Africa, Braintree is excited to share the latest developments from Microsoft. On May 20, 2024, Microsoft announced the launch of the all-new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro, designed to revolutionize the integration of AI in the workplace. This new range of devices promises to enhance productivity, streamline workflows, and offer unparalleled performance for professionals across various sectors.

AI-Powered Performance and Cutting-Edge Design

The new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro are at the forefront of AI-driven technology, featuring built-in Microsoft Copilot capabilities. These AI features are designed to assist users with complex tasks, providing intelligent suggestions, automating routine processes, and enhancing overall efficiency. With the integration of Copilot, users can experience a more intuitive interaction with their devices, allowing them to focus on what truly matters – their work.

Both devices boast sleek, modern designs that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional. The Surface Laptop features a stunning PixelSense™ touchscreen display, a spacious keyboard for comfortable typing, and a long-lasting battery that ensures users can work uninterrupted throughout the day. The Surface Pro, known for its versatility, comes with a detachable keyboard and a high-resolution display, making it the perfect choice for professionals who need flexibility and power on the go.

Empowering the Modern Workforce

The introduction of these new Surface devices aligns perfectly with Braintree’s mission to empower businesses and educational institutions in South Africa with cutting-edge technology. Lance Watson, Braintree’s Marketing Manager for Consumer, Hardware, and Gaming, shared his enthusiasm for the launch:

“At Braintree, we are committed to bringing the best of Microsoft technology to our clients. The new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro are game-changers in the realm of workplace productivity. With AI capabilities integrated seamlessly into these devices, our customers can look forward to a new level of efficiency and innovation in their daily operations.”

Transforming Education with Surface

In addition to revolutionizing the workplace, the new Surface devices are set to transform the educational sector. Braintree is at the forefront of this transformation, partnering with educational institutions to modernize their learning environments. The built-in AI features will assist educators in creating more engaging and interactive lessons, while students will benefit from personalized learning experiences tailored to their individual needs.

Surface Education Days: Showcasing Innovation

To highlight the potential of these new devices, Braintree will be hosting a series of Surface Education Days in partnership with Eduvos. These events, scheduled for June 2024, will provide a platform for educators to explore how Surface devices, combined with AI, can enhance teaching and learning. Attendees will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations, participate in workshops, and engage with experts in the field.

Join Us in Embracing the Future

Braintree invites businesses, educators, and technology enthusiasts to join us in embracing the future of AI in the workplace. The new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro represent a significant leap forward in how we interact with technology, promising to make our work and learning experiences more efficient, effective, and enjoyable.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights as we continue to explore the transformative power of AI with Microsoft Surface. For more information about our upcoming events and the latest Surface products, visit our website at shop.braintree.co.za.

Surface Laptop, 7th Edition

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The all-new Surface Laptop helps accelerate innovation, solve problems faster and drive business impact with new AI capabilities and Copilot experiences powered by the new Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors. 

Surface Laptop has been completely redesigned from the ground up to help teams be even more productive with stunning new brighter displays with razor thin bezels, more ports than ever before, faster connectivity with Wi-Fi 7iv, up to 22 hours of battery lifev and more.  Offered in two sizes, our 13.8” display provides larger viewing area than traditional 14”, in a more compact design and a 15” for expanded visuals now easier to carry around. 

The full HD Surface Studio Camera integrates perfectly with AI-powered Windows Studio Effects like Automatic Framing, Portrait Blur, Creative Filters and Eye Contact so your teams show up clearly and with confidence on all video calls with apps like Teams and Zoom.  Premium Omnisonic® Speakers coupled with AI-enhanced Studio Mics with Voice Focus amplify their voices and impact.   

The keyboard on Surface Laptop delivers an incredible typing experience with every keystroke perfected for comfort, speed and sound. The new haptic touchpad allows users to experience realistic feedback when tapped or clicked, have more control over their experience with adjustable pressure sensitivity, and supports intuitive touch gestures to make it easier to navigate. All of this is designed to empower all users to have more control over their mouse points with the most inclusive touchpad on the market. 

Offering ultimate protection from chip-to-cloud, Surface Laptop with the Microsoft Pluton security processor and TPM 2.0 is a Secured-core PC for the highest level of Windows PC protection. With Windows 11 Pro and Windows Hello Enhanced Sign-in Security (ESS) Surface Laptop provides unparalleled biometrics security you can trust.   

Surface Pro, 11th Edition

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The all-new Surface Pro unlocks a new way to think about a laptop. Built with the new Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus processors, we’re delivering incredible performance that is 90% faster than Surface Pro 9. 

 The integrated NPU delivers almost 20% more TOPS for AI processing than the Apple iPad Pro M4vi making it exceptionally well-suited for running multiple AI models simultaneously. It’s designed to empower teams that are always on-the-go with lightning-fast performance, AI-accelerated power and a stunning optional OLED display – all in a thin, light and versatile package.  

Surface Pro adapts to your teams’ needs through the day. When they are docked in at the office the new Surface Pro supports fast connectivity with Wi-Fi 7ii, and the ability to connect up to three 4k monitorsvii. When they are on the go, they can benefit from the blazing fast optional 5G connectionviii and up to 14 hours of battery lifeix – all designed to maximize productivity from anywhere.  

With the all-new Surface Pro Flex Keyboardx, we’re delivering even more versatility to create the perfect workstation wherever your team is working. Surface Pro Flex Keyboard is ready to be used attached to new Surface Pro, 11th Edition or Surface Pro 10 for the ultimate laptop set-up or detachedxi as a standalone keyboard for more flexibility.  

Whether your teams are dialing in from the road, the home office or the conference room, the view is crystal clear with the ultra-wide front facing camera paired with AI-enabled automatic framing to stay in frame. New enhanced voice focus exclusive to Copilot+ PCs leverages the power of the NPU to remove background noise for maximum clarity on video or audio calls and let the Studio Mics focus on your voice. 

Surface Pro is a Secured-Core PC with the Microsoft Pluton security processor and TPM 2.0 that offer top-notch security tailored for business needs. Zero-trust principles are designed into every layer of our chip-to-cloud security including Windows Hello for Business Enhanced Sign-in Security (ESS), enabled by default, which  protects  biometric data. The integrated NFC readerxii facilitates secure password-less authentication with greater ease when used with NFC security keys such as YubiKey 5C NFCvi 

All this performance is wrapped up in an ultra-portable design that can replace your tablet, your laptop and making you more efficient, and more creative, all while keeping company data safe and secure. 

Surface Pro adapts to your teams’ needs through the day. When they are docked in at the office the new Surface Pro supports fast connectivity with Wi-Fi 7ii, and the ability to connect up to three 4k monitorsvii. When they are on the go, they can benefit from the blazing fast optional 5G connectionviii and up to 14 hours of battery lifeix – all designed to maximize productivity from anywhere.  

With the all-new Surface Pro Flex Keyboardx, we’re delivering even more versatility to create the perfect workstation wherever your team is working. Surface Pro Flex Keyboard is ready to be used attached to new Surface Pro, 11th Edition or Surface Pro 10 for the ultimate laptop set-up or detachedxi as a standalone keyboard for more flexibility.  

Whether your teams are dialing in from the road, the home office or the conference room, the view is crystal clear with the ultra-wide front facing camera paired with AI-enabled automatic framing to stay in frame. New enhanced voice focus exclusive to Copilot+ PCs leverages the power of the NPU to remove background noise for maximum clarity on video or audio calls and let the Studio Mics focus on your voice. 

Surface Pro is a Secured-Core PC with the Microsoft Pluton security processor and TPM 2.0 that offer top-notch security tailored for business needs. Zero-trust principles are designed into every layer of our chip-to-cloud security including Windows Hello for Business Enhanced Sign-in Security (ESS), enabled by default, which  protects  biometric data. The integrated NFC readerxii facilitates secure password-less authentication with greater ease when used with NFC security keys such as YubiKey 5C NFCvi 

All this performance is wrapped up in an ultra-portable design that can replace your tablet, your laptop and making you more efficient, and more creative, all while keeping company data safe and secure. 

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