As with the Surface Laptop 3, Microsoft intends to release the next generation Surface Laptop 4 in two 13.5-inch and 15-inch models. The devices will receive some improvements in terms of internal components. But, unfortunately, new laptops will be content with older AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors, they will not receive more modern Ryzen 5000 chips. Also, configurations based on Intel processors will be available to users.
In general, consumers will be able to choose 4 processor models. Regardless of the display size, Microsoft will offer 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1145G7 or Core i7-1185G7 chips, as well as AMD Ryzen 5-4680U or Ryzen 7 4980U chips. In the case of models with AMD processors, in addition to older versions of chips, there is another limitation. The amount of RAM for such configurations can only be 8 or 16 GB. At the same time, for versions with Intel processors, the maximum amount of RAM is set at 32 GB. Finally, only models with Intel chips will get the most capacious version of the solid state drive – 1 TB. For versions with AMD processors, configurations with SSD capacities from 128 GB to 512 GB will be available.
As for the processors themselves, the Ryzen 5 4680U model contains 6 processing cores, operates at a nominal 2.0 GHz frequency and can dynamically increase the frequency to 4.4 GHz. The more powerful Ryzen 7 4980U chip is an 8-core solution. However, its operating frequencies have not yet been specified. There is also no information about whether these processors support multithreading. Despite the fact that, for some unknown reason, Microsoft has decided not to use the most advanced AMD processors, the new Surface Laptop 4 laptops will provide a significant performance increase over the previous generation models based on the Ryzen 3000 series chips. cores and architectural improvements. The source also says
Among other technical specifications of the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 laptops, a 49 Wh battery is mentioned. The capacity of the battery does not change depending on the size of the display. Thus, a more compact model should have a longer battery life. Although the exact information about the autonomy has not yet been reported.