Microsoft makes some excellent hardware but we couldn’t really get excited about any of it until the hardware launched here at home. So we’re really pleased to see that Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 4 has been announced and it’s looking even better than the company’s previous outing.
On the inside, at least. The announcement is more of a refresh, with the same stylish chassis remaining in use. But you probably won’t mind much when you’re using Microsoft’s most powerful machine to date.
Under the Surface Laptop 4
The major change is the processor lineup for both the Surface Laptop 4’s 13.3in and 15in models. Users will be able to choose between Intel Tiger Lake (11th gen) processors for their hardware, or AMD Ryzen 4000 chipsets. They will drop in a variety of guises, and we’ll see which options become available when a local announcement is made.
The AMD-powered Surface Laptop 4 launches with an AMD Ryzen 5 4680U, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The base Intel unit includes a Core i5 1135G7, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The 15in AMD starts at an AMD Ryzen 7 4980U, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Intel? That’d be a Core i7 1185G7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The machines can be specced up to 32GB RAM and 2TB of storage, in most case.
Each notebook manages between 16.5 and 19 hours in terms of battery life, with the 13.3in machines offering longer uptime than their larger siblings.
Microsoft’s new notebooks arrive in the US, Canada and Japan from 15 April this year. We’ll let you know when there’s more locally-pertinent information available.
Source: The Verge