Microsoft unveils business-focused Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 with Intel Core Ultra, new NPUs, and display upgrades

New Surface PCs for business
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Just as expected, Microsoft has today unveiled its first wave of new Surface PC hardware in the form of a new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop for business customers. Officially dubbed “Surface Pro 10 for business” and “Surface Laptop 6 for business,” these new devices feature the same designs as their predecessors, but with some notable display, webcam, and processor upgrades.

Both devices are available to order now via Microsoft’s commercial storefront and partner channels for a starting price of $1,199, and are expected to begin shipping on April 9. Both the Surface Pro 10 for business and Surface Laptop 6 for business are powered by new Intel Core Ultra 5 and 7 processors, which offer a significant performance boost over the 12th-Gen Intel Core processors found in the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5.

The company says these devices answer some of its commercial customers top requests, working side-by-side with businesses to create some of the best enterprise-grade hardware on the market, including more ports on the larger 15-inch Surface Laptop, and new NPU capabilities thanks to the on-board Neural Processing Unit.

Surface Pro 10 for business

The Surface Pro 10 for business is very familiar. (Image credit: Microsoft)

Starting with the new Surface Pro 10 for business, this device is rocking Intel's new Intel Core Ultra 5 and 7 U series chips, with RAM options starting at 8GB and maxing out at 64GB for the first time in a Surface Pro device. It can also be configured with either 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of SSD storage.

Onto the good stuff, the Surface Pro 10 for business has an upgraded display that’s 33% brighter with richer contrast. It also now has an anti-reflective coating across the display, which reduces glare from light sources and makes content easier to see when in bright environments.

Microsoft has also upgraded the video and audio calling aspect of Surface Pro 10 for business, with a new 114-degree ultrawide 1440p front-facing webcam that also supports AI-powered Windows Studio Effects. This is likely to be one of the best looking webcams on any Windows PC on the market currently, as most laptops only have a 1080p sensor.

Microsoft has also updated the Surface Pro Type Cover with a new dedicated Copilot button that sits to the right of the spacebar. This button, when pressed, will open the Windows Copilot interface for quick access to Microsoft's AI technology. 

Lastly, the Surface Pro 10 for business is the first Surface Pro with Intel to include support for 5G mobile connectivity, something business customers have been asking for since 5G was first introduced on the Arm-powered Surface Pro 9 in 2022. Additionally, the new Surface Pro 10 for business also has a built-in NFC reader, which allows for secure password-less authentication among other things.

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CategorySurface Pro 10 for business
ProcessorIntel Core Ultra 5 135U
Intel Core Ultra 7 165U
NPUIntel AI Boost
RAM8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB LPDDR5X
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB Gen4 SSD
Ports2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4
Surface Connect
Display13-inch IPS touchscreen
2880 x 1920 (267 PPI)
120Hz refresh rate
3:2 aspect ratio
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.3
5G
NFC
Size287mm x 208.6mm x 9.3mm
Weight1.94 lbs
ColorsPlatinum, Black
Price$1,199 (starting)
Surface Pro 10 for business | From $1,199 at Microsoft Store

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The new Surface Pro 10 for business is rocking Intel's latest Core Ultra chips, along with a new 64GB RAM config, upgraded brigher display with anti-reflective coating, a built-in NFC reader, and a 1440p ultrawide webcam.

Surface Laptop 6 for business

The Surface Laptop 6 for business is also very familiar. (Image credit: Microsoft)

The new Surface Laptop 6 for business carries the same theme as the Surface Pro 10 for business, in that it focus primarily on display and webcam upgrades. On the inside, we have Intel Core Ultra 5 and 7 H-series chips, with up to 64GB RAM and 1TB storage options. 

Available in the same 13.5-inch and 15-inch screen sizes as the Surface Laptop 5, the new Surface Laptop 6 for business now has an anti-reflective display that reduces glare by 50%, and a new adaptive color technology that keeps colors looking accurate when your environment changes. 

The webcam has been upgraded to a 1080p sensor, which is up from the 720p sensor found on its predecessor. Just like the Surface Pro 10 for business, the Surface Laptop 6 for business now also supports AI-powered Windows Studio Effects for enhanced video and audio calls, thanks to the built-in NPU that's new to the Surface Laptop line with this release.

The 15-inch version also includes an additional USB-C port on the left, meaning there are now three USB ports available on the 15-inch Surface Laptop 6 for business, consisting of two USB-c ports and one USB-A port. The 13.5-inch model remains with just two, one being USB-A and the other USB-C.

Of course, the device also now has a dedicated Copilot key on the keyboard too. Lastly, the new Surface Laptop 6 for business has a special SKU available in the United States that includes a built-in smartcard reader, designed for industries with high security that use physical cards for access, such as government agencies. 

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CategorySurface Laptop 6 13.5 for businessSurface Laptop 6 15-inch for business
ProcessorIntel Core Ultra 5 135H
Intel Core Ultra 7 165H
Intel Core Ultra 5 135H
Intel Core Ultra 7 165H
NPUIntel AI BoostIntel AI Boost
RAM8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB LPDDR5X8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB LPDDR5X
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB Gen4 SSD256GB, 512GB, 1TB Gen4 SSD
Ports1x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4
1x USB-A 3.1
3.5mm headphone jack
Surface Connect
2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4
1x USB-A 3.1
3.5mm headphone jack
Surface Connect
Smartcard reader (select models only)
Display13.5-inch IPS touchscreen
2256 x 1502 (201 PPI)
Anti-reflective coating
3:2 aspect ratio
Corning gorilla glass 5
15-inch IPS touchscreen
2496 x 1664 (201 PPI)
Anti-reflective coating
3:2 aspect ratio
Corning gorilla glass 5
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3
Size308mm x 223mm x 16.7mm340mm x 244mm x 16.9mm
Weight3.06lbs3.70lbs (3.71lbs with card reader)
ColorsPlatinum, BlackPlatinum, Black
Price$1,199 startingRow 10 - Cell 2
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The 13.5-inch and 15-inch Surface Laptop 6 for business ship with Intel Core Ultra chips, a new 64GB RAM config, a new anti-reflective display, and a dedicated Copilot key on the keyboard. Plus, it as a 1080p webcam and second USB-C port on the 15-inch model!

What about for consumers?

What the display on the consumer Surface Laptop 6 is expected to look like.  (Image credit: Windows Central)

Notably, the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 for business are quite literally only available for commercial customers, meaning they can only be purchased via Microsoft’s commercial storefront and partner channels. While individual consumers are free to purchase these devices if they wish, my recommendation is to wait.

According to my sources, Microsoft is actually planning a second wave of Surface PC hardware later this spring, which will consist of consumer-facing variants of the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6. The consumer variants will be powered by Qualcomm’s new Arm-powered Snapdragon X Elite chip, which is said to finally rival Apple Silicon in performance and efficiency.

I’m told the Arm Surface Pro 10 will have an OLED display option, and the Arm Surface Laptop 6 will include a revised design with thinner display bezels, a haptic touchpad, and more ports. These devices will be available directly to consumers when they launch, which is expected to be sometime in June.

You can learn more about the upcoming consumer wave of Surface PC hardware in my rundown of what to expect from Surface this spring.

So if you’re looking to purchase a new Surface PC this year as an individual, unless you REALLY need Intel, wait for the consumer Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 coming in just a couple of months.

Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads

  • vitaminj
    Heh, I like that the embargo for this was just as the livestream started, so everyone reported on it before MS even got to talking about it!

    But anyway: nah. I'm waiting for the ARM stuff. I've been waiting for an ARM Surface (Laptop?) Go
    for years it seems! I'm really not in the market for any more x86/64 jet-engine spaceheaters (from any OEM) now that ARM CPUs have obviously been the way forward for most things except demanding/gaming tasks
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  • ShinyProton
    Worse Surface release event yet.

    I just can't believe the latest Go is still missing a backlit keyboard. Microsoft has been bashed every release about this and still refuses to add this close to mandatory feature. And that price.

    For the Studio, nice. That's it. Still overpriced.

    Nothing ARM yet.
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  • Arun Topez
    Shouldn't they be calling these Surface Pro 9+ and Surface Laptop 5+ based on their naming conventions and using the the previous gen chasis? It'll be strange that the consumer variants of Pro 10 and Laptop 6 having design updates? Hopefully the June event is more significant, given it's their milestone 10th anniversary.

    Anyway, glad to hear it's still happening, even if delayed. But is it true the consumer versions will only be available in Arm? Based on the article it sounds like that. Have they even made any major Arm advancements in the last few years? I don't recall seeing any articles about it for a while.
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  • Hanley Gibbons
    Arun Topez said:
    Shouldn't they be calling these Surface Pro 9+ and Surface Laptop 5+ based on their naming conventions and using the the previous gen chasis? It'll be strange that the consumer variants of Pro 10 and Laptop 6 having design updates? Hopefully the June event is more significant, given it's their milestone 10th anniversary.

    Anyway, glad to hear it's still happening, even if delayed. But is it true the consumer versions will only be available in Arm? Based on the article it sounds like that. Have they even made any major Arm advancements in the last few years? I don't recall seeing any articles about it for a while.
    I don't think we'll actually see as significant of redesign as is being hyped. Nobody has even bothered to report on the fact that the Pro 10 has rounded corners on the screen (something that was rumored for the consumer/ARM version). At this rate, I think the only difference between the commercial and consumer version will be LCD and Intel for commercial, OLED and Qualcomm for consumers.
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  • Zac Bowden
    Hanley Gibbons said:
    I don't think we'll actually see as significant of redesign as is being hyped. Nobody has even bothered to report on the fact that the Pro 10 has rounded corners on the screen (something that was rumored for the consumer/ARM version). At this rate, I think the only difference between the commercial and consumer version will be LCD and Intel for commercial, OLED and Qualcomm for consumers.
    Surface Laptop 6 will have a refreshed design.
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  • dirtyvu
    I refuse to believe there won't be a consumer Intel version available.

    I'm all for more performance and less battery performance. But there's no way I would sacrifice the ability to do anything I want with my PC. That means not worrying about whether my printer works. Whether my accessories work. I can imagine grandma calling and asking why her Cricut machine doesn't work.

    There will still be a consumer Surface Pro 10 with OLED screen, Intel Inside, etc.
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  • naddy69
    "Have they even made any major Arm advancements in the last few years? I don't recall seeing any articles about it for a while."

    Yes. Basically Qualcomm has caught up to Apple in the Arm PC chipset sector. The announcement was last summer or so. The upcoming Windows Arm PCs will (well should, anyway) have comparable performance to Arm Macs and comparable battery life.

    I agree with the OP: " I'm really not in the market for any more x86/64 jet-engine spaceheaters (from any OEM) now that ARM CPUs have obviously been the way forward for most things except demanding/gaming tasks".

    I too am totally done with Intel heaters and fans. My current "Windows PC" is a VM on this MacBook Pro. It runs Windows 11 Arm just fine. The MacBook Pro simultaneously runs MacOS, Mac apps and iPad apps and it runs Windows 11 and Windows apps.

    And it remains cool. Choke on my dust, Intel.
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