Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 was one of the best laptops, for a while. Surface Laptop 3 comes in a 15-inch version that can be configured with an AMD processor. And now Microsoft is planning to offer the same option with its successor. Based on WinFuture reports, Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 will released in April and it will feature an AMD and Intel processor option for both 13.5 inch and 15-inch Laptops.
Microsoft with the Surface Laptop 4 is planning to bring the new edition of its successful in-house notebook series into the market. Microsoft rumored to offer the Surface laptop 4 with Intel Tiger Lake-U and AMD Ryzen Renoir APU. Also, Surface laptop 4 may come with a larger battery capacity than its previous versions. But only Intel models will be featuring up to 32GB of RAM and 1 TB of Storage.
Based on reports we can say that Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is expected to launch in two iterations, both will come with the same design carried over from their predecessor. Apart from this, Surface Laptop 4 may not get many other upgrades. According to the spec sheet WinFuture shared, both models will feature 2256 x 1504 and 2496 x 1664 resolution displays.
Also, both of them will ship with the same mix of ports. However, These details are based on reports. we have to wait and see how many of these will be accurate.
Here are more details of Microsoft Surface Laptop 4
Microsoft will reportedly offer “Surface Edition” variants of the Ryzen 5 4680U and Ryzen 7 4980U. Which is an upgrade from the 3580U and 3780U that are currently available with the Surface Laptop 3. But still, it a step below the 5000 series chips AMD announced at the beginning of the year.
However, users who want to go for an Intel processor can opt for it. They will be able to select between the Core i5 1145G7 and Core i7 1185G7. Both of these come from Intel’s latest 11th generation Tiger Lake Series. Also, it seems like, if you want to configure Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 with either 32GB of RAM or 1TB of internal storage, then you have to choose Intel models as the maximum with the AMD variants. Those are reportedly 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
By using the AMD Ryzen 4000 series, which generally referred to as AMD “Renoir”. Microsoft is again using “obsolete” chips that are not from the new Ryzen 5000 series. They use the “Zen 2” architecture as similar to their predecessors. They should come with a power loss of 15 watts and production is certainly on a 7-nanometer scale.
As of now, there is no much information about clock rates and performance values of the new “Surface Edition” CPUs from AMD. And also the integrated graphics unit from the Radeon Vega range. So far, we can only confirm that the AMD Ryzen 5 4680U comes with a base clock of 2.0 Gigahertz. And offers a maximum of 4.4 GHz frequency boost.
Some Noteworthy details about Surface Laptop 4
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 comes with a 49 Wh battery, which is more than 45Wh in the Surface Laptop 3. Though it increased the battery capacity 8.8 percent, still it falls short of the 52 Wh battery inside the XPS 13 9300. We can expect Microsoft to launch this Surface Laptop 4 in April month.
Microsoft releasing Renoir and Tiger Lake-U versions of the same laptop may raise some concerns from users. Based on our database, the older Renoir APUs can outperform the Tiger Lake-U series in CPU tasks. In addition to this, the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs GPU in the Core i7-1185G7 will be an advantage over Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU in the Ryzen 7 4980U.
With all this, we can say that there won’t be many improvements from its predecessors. But Microsoft chip upgrades are still a great advantage. Previously many customers raised complaints about both the 13.5-inch and 15 inches Surface Book 3 models battery life. Their battery life isn’t great compared to other competitions. The 15-inch model also lacked behind during some performance tests. It had some difficulties running 4K 60fps videos and completing media exports. So, it will be an advantage if these new chips can address some of these drawbacks.
With all this in mind, we can say that Microsoft is not changing much in its design. Because previously its design got a good response from people. But day-by-day Many laptops across the market, coming with thinner bezels, and chassis are getting lighter. Along with this customers also showing interest in a sleeker and more modern vibe from both high-end and mid-range products. We have to wait and see, maybe in the future the upcoming laptop Microsoft brings new design. As of now, there will be no changes in its Surface Laptop 4.
These details are based on rumors and leaked reports from various sources. We will get to know about the device more once the laptop gets launched. Some reports suggest that Microsoft Surface laptop 4 will launched sometime in April.
Microsoft planning to launch surface laptop 3’s, successor. Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 reportedly features Intel Tiger Lake-U and AMD Ryzen Renoir Apus. Also, this new laptop will come with a larger battery capacity than its predecessor. But for this laptop, only Intel models come with up to 32 GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. These details are based on WinFuture reports, the laptop will launched sometime in April.