Microsoft is reportedly working on two new Surface devices, Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Pro 8. A report indicates that the Surface Laptop 4 could be powered by an AMD Ryzen CPU.
In 2019, Microsoft had launched two versions of the Surface Laptop 3; One with a 13-inch display and the other with a 15-inch display. This is the first time the Redmond-based tech giant has used AMD CPUs for their Surface Laptop lineup with the modified versions of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U.
According to the report by WindowsLatest, the new Surface Laptop 4 could be powered by AMD Ryzen chipsets for better optimization. The laptop will have options for both Intel and AMD chipsets, unlike the previous editions where only the 15-inch models were powered by an AMD chipset. A benchmark suggests that Microsoft is testing an unknown Surface device with AMD’s Renoir CPUs with much higher scores, which suggests that the new Surface line-up could come with AMD’s 4000 series CPU.
While other specifications of the laptop are not yet known it is being reported that Microsoft could announce these devices by the end of this year, while the device will not likely hit the stores before March.
Here are some of the rough specifications of the Surface Laptop 4 posted on WindowsLatest
Surface Laptop 4 features
- 1 USB-C, 1 USB-A, and 1 Surface Connect port.
- Tiger Lake CPUs and Microsoft Edition AMD chips.
- Up to 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage.
- New Ice Blue colour variant.
The Surface Laptop 3 comes in two variants 13-inch and 15-inch displays, the 13-inch model is powered by 10th Core i5 or Core i7 and the 15-inch model is powered by AMD’s “Ryzen Surface Edition” processor.