Today, the Redmond giant refreshed its Surface lineup with Surface Laptop 4 with an option to choose between Intel or AMD processors in two sizes, 13.5-inch and 15-inch.
The Intel variant will be coming with the latest 11th generation CPUs coupled with Intel’s Xe graphics. Meanwhile, the AMD variant will be shipping with Ryzen 5 4680U and Ryzen 7 4980U mobile CPUs and the Radeon graphics.
There are not many changes in the design, but the expanded configuration option is now gone. Both 13.5-inch and 15-inch variants come with PixelSense touch screen displays and have one USB-C port, one USB-A port, a headphone jack, and Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connect port for fast charging.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 Configurations
The Surface Laptop lineup has never been more confusing than this. So, the 13.5-inch variant starts at $999 with Ryzen 4680U, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, while the Intel variant with core i5-1135G7, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage will be retailing for $1299. The maxed-out 13-inch Intel variant will be available for $2,299, coming with a core i7- 1185G7 CPU, 32GB RAM, and 1TB of internal storage.
The 15-inch AMD variant will be coming with the Ryzen 7 4980U model with 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage will be available for $1299 with the higher memory configuration with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage retailing for $1,699. Whereas the Intel variant will be starting at $1,799 for the core i7-1185G7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
According to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop 4 is 70% faster than its predecessor, and some configurations are said to be twice as fast as the Surface Laptop 3. The battery life is also said to be more than earlier, with the 13-inch AMD model said to last up to 19 hours, while the 15-inch model is said to deliver up to 17.5 hours of battery life. In contrast, the Intel-powered models are promised to deliver up to 17 hours of battery life on the 13.5-inch model and up to 16.5 hours on the 15-inch variant.
The 13.5-inch variant will be available in four colours- Platinum, Ice Blue, Matte Black and Sandstone. Platinum and Ice Blue comes with Alcantra fabric, whereas the other two colours will be coming with a metal finish. The 15-inch model will be coming in Platinum and Matte Black colours with metal finishes.
The Surface Laptop 4 will start shipping in the United States, Canada, and Japan starting April 15.
Microsoft also launched a bunch of business-oriented accessories, including Surface Headphones 2+, Microsoft Modern USB Headset, Modern USB-C Speaker and Modern Webcam.
The Surface Headphones 2+ will be available in the United States starting today for $299.99. The Modern USB Headset will be retailing for $49.99 in select markets beginning June. Meanwhile, the Modern USB-C Speaker and Webcam can be bought for $99.99 and $69.99, respectively, and both of them are expected to start shipping in June.