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July 09, 2024

How to find quick data insights using AI

Are you tasked with understanding and interpreting data? If so, Copilot can help. Whether you’re a researcher, business analyst, or simply need to interpret data at work or school, learn why using Copilot+ PCs and Copilot in Microsoft 365 for data analysis can help make the process faster and easier.

Ways Copilot can help with data analysis and research

Copilot can help identify patterns, correlations, and trends that might be missed by traditional data analysis methods. You can also use it to help you forecast trends and outcomes, analyze text from insights, or process and analyze visual data. Here are several reasons Copilot is so good at data analysis:

  • Speed and efficiency: Copilot can analyze large datasets quickly, enabling fast decision-making and insights. When you use Copilot for research, it can also help you find information even faster.
  • Pattern and trend identification: Copilot can help identify patterns and trends that might not be obvious, helping researchers and analysts uncover hidden insights and correlations.
  • Real-time AI data analysis: Copilot can analyze available data in real-time.
  • Automating routine tasks: Copilot can help automate many repetitive and time-consuming data processing tasks, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your work.

Using Copilot in Excel for AI data analysis help

Copilot in Microsoft 365 offers AI data analysis help directly in your Excel workbooks.¹ Choose from ready-made prompts or simply ask this Excel AI assistant to provide a wide range of AI-powered data analysis. AI-powered Excel can help you analyze data to show insights as tables, charts, summaries, trends, and even outliers in seconds.

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Surface Laptop 7th Edition: A powerhouse for AI data analysis

Surface Laptop 7ᵗʰ Edition is not just faster—it’s smarter. Surface Laptop 7ᵗʰ Edition is an excellent choice for data analysts and researchers since it offers robust performance, a high-resolution display, and a long battery life.² Get the most out of your day with accelerated performance that unlocks a new AI era to enable Copilot experiences that transform the way you work, enhancing productivity and creativity.

If you’re looking for a new computer and know you’ll need it for data analysis, here are a few reasons why you’ll love Surface Laptop 7ᵗʰ Edition:

  • High-performance processor: The latest Intel processors ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Ample storage and memory: With up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, you can handle large datasets and store extensive data libraries with ease.³
  • Vivid display: The high-resolution PixelSenseᵀᴹ display provides sharp and clear visuals, making it easier to interpret data visualizations and charts.

Surface Pro 11ᵗʰ Edition: Get data analysis on the go

Surface Pro 11ᵗʰ Edition unlocks a new era of flexibility. It combines the power of a laptop with the versatility of a tablet, making it an ideal tool for data analysis no matter where you are. Its portability, combined with powerful hardware, makes it a valuable asset for AI-driven research. Key features include:

  • Ultra-portable design: Lightweight and compact, the Surface Pro is perfect for analysts who need to work from different locations.
  • Detachable keyboard: The flexibility to switch between laptop and tablet modes enhances productivity and adaptability.
  • Enhanced graphics: Improved GPU performance supports advanced data visualizations and graphical analyses.

Surface Pro Flex Keyboard with Slim Pen: Precision and comfort

The Surface Pro Flex Keyboard with Slim Pen² adds a new level of precision and comfort for users who need to input data or annotate documents. This accessory is particularly helpful for researchers and analysts who require accurate and detailed input methods. The Slim Pen offers a natural way to make annotations, create sketches, and take notes by hand, making it easier to document insights and ideas. The comfortable and responsive Pro Flex keyboard enhances typing efficiency, crucial for drafting reports and analyses.

Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, and AI-powered Excel in Microsoft 365 can help make data analytics and research faster and easier. Learn more about Copilot+ PCs and how they differ from traditional computers, or find the right Surface device based on your needs.

  • [1] Requires license or subscription (sold separately) to activate and use.
  • [2] Battery life varies significantly based on usage, network and feature configuration, signal strength, settings, and other factors. See for details. 
  • [3] System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. 1 TB = 1,000 GB. See for more details.
  • [4] Sold separately.

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