Here Comes Surface Laptop 4

Posted on April 7, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 40 Comments

All signs are pointing to a virtual Surface event sometime soon, and now Microsoft’s support website notes the existence of Surface Laptop 4. Which has not yet been formally announced.

The support pages were first spotted by Walking Cat on Twitter, as is so often the case, and they’re just placeholders for now. But they confirm that Surface Laptop 4 will come in both Intel and AMD variants, just like Surface Laptop 3. Rumors suggest that the AMD processors will be previous-generation Ryzen 4000 series chipsets, in keeping with the Surface team’s inability to embrace modern technology. But the Intel variants will presumably use 11th-generation Core processors.

Also expected for Surface Laptop 4 are 13.5- and 15-inch display variants, Iris Plus Graphics 950 on the Intel versions (meaning that they will not be Evo-class PCs); 8, 16, or 32 GB of RAM; 128, 256, 512 GB to 1 TB PCIe/NVMe-based SSDs; and the same port selection we see today: One USB-A port, one USB-C port, and one Surface Connect port.

Put simply, this should be a minor upgrade with the same form factors as before and slightly updated internals.

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