Intel teases a refresh for Windows for the coming year 2024 amid ongoing rumors of a Windows 12 launch. All signs right now however point out to a big Windows 12 release in the year 2024 that very much focuses on new AI features.
Intel Teases Refresh for Windows
Intel has just recently teased a “Windows refresh” for 2024 which the company hopes will directly boost its revenues. During Citi’s analyst conference in the previous month, Intel CFO David Zinsner discussed a Windows refresh in the coming year, thus suggesting that consumers might have to upgrade their PCs simply because of a new release of Windows.
“We actually think 2024 is going to be a pretty good year for clients, in particular, because of the Windows refresh,” Zinsner at the Citi analyst conference on September 6th stated. “We still think that the install base is pretty old, and does require a refresh. Also, we think next year may be the start of that given the Windows catalyst.”
Windows 12 References Leaked From Internal Intel Documents
The comments of Zinsner from a month ago were seen by PC Gamer, and come a couple of months after, several references to Windows 12 were leaked from internal Intel documents. Intel is however preparing its Meteor Lake desktop platform for the next generation of Windows according to several reports, which is very much likely to be called Windows 12.
Intel Meteor Lake Mobile Chips Officially Announced
You should know that Intel has just only officially announced Meteor Lake mobile chips so far, set to arrive in December with a dedicated AI coprocessor inside it. Meteor Lake as you should know is the first CPU of Intel with different chipsets for each component and also the first on its Intel 4 process node. The reported addition of an AI coprocessor could just be as important given the push of Microsoft for AI features inside Windows.
Microsoft’s Plans for Windows 12
Microsoft has not yet announced any of its plans for Windows 12, but there are several signs that the company is looking to future versions of Windows in a bid to integrate AI-powered features. “As we start to develop future versions of Windows we’ll think about other places where AI should play a natural role in terms of the experience,” Yusuf Mehdi, the head of consumer marketing at Microsoft, in an interview with The Verge earlier this year stated.
Microsoft Add Its AI-Powered Copilot Directly Into Windows 11
We have also seen Microsoft add its AI-powered Copilot directly into Windows 11 just recently and focus heavily on AI during its just recent Surface event. Microsoft in case you don’t know also added a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) chip to its Surface Laptop Studio 2, and only mentioning that it will help to light up Windows Studio Effects such as direct eye contact and background noise removal.
Microsoft as you should know appears to be laying the foundations for a bigger focus on AI in Windows, and Windows 12 quietly combined with a neat hardware refresh that is focused on AI coprocessors feels inevitable at this point.
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