Microsoft introduced Surface Laptop 4 laptops with Intel and AMD processors. The latter are much cheaper
Microsoft has officially unveiled a novelty in the Surface family of devices. We are talking about the Surface Laptop 4, which was released in versions with a 13.5- and 15-inch display, each available in both AMD and Intel versions. All versions will be available for purchase this month.
The Surface Laptop 4’s design is virtually identical to that of the previous generation. The older version of the device received a 15-inch touchscreen display with support for 2496 × 1664 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3: 2. Buyers will be able to choose between versions with a Tiger Lake generation Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor and a previous generation AMD Ryzen 7 4980U processor based on the Zen 2 architecture.
The younger version of the laptop has a 13.5-inch touchscreen display with support for a resolution of 2256 × 1504 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3: 2. Buyers will also be able to choose between several options based on Intel and AMD chips, including the Core i7-1185G7 and Ryzen 7 4980U.
The manufacturer says that the use of new processors in the Surface Laptop 4 allowed for up to 70% more performance than the previous generation models and increased battery life. Microsoft promises up to 19 hours of battery life for the 13.5-inch version of the laptop with an AMD chip and up to 17.5 hours for the 15-inch version. Simultaneously, the 13.5-inch version with an Intel chip will provide up to 17 hours of continuous operation, and the older model – up to 16.5 hours.
All versions of the laptop on Intel have Intel Iris Xe graphics, and in the case of AMD – Radeon Graphics. Surface Laptop 4 with Intel processor supports up to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and versions with AMD chip support up to 16GB of RAM. As for the drive, the Intel models will provide up to 1 TB of internal storage and the AMD versions – up to 512 GB.
The rest of the Surface Laptop 4 is similar to the previous generation model. The design provides USB Type-C, USB Type-A ports, a headphone jack, and a Microsoft Surface Connect interface for charging. Thunderbolt support is still missing, and the M.2 NVMe SSD can still be easily removed from the slot on the back of the device.
According to reports, Surface Laptop 4 will go on sale on April 15 in the US, Canada, and Japan for $ 999 for the model on the AMD processor and from $ 1299 for the version with Intel. The price difference is due, among other things, that Microsoft used AMD processors of the previous generation in laptops.