Microsoft will reportedly launch the upcoming Surface Laptop 4 in the same screen sizes as its predecessor, 13.5-inch and 15-inch, along with some hardware upgrades. The bad news is that Microsoft will use the old Ryzen 4000 series instead of the latest Ryzen 5000 CPUs in its upcoming Surface laptops. Microsoft will release Intel processors-based variants too.
As per WinFuture, the Surface Laptop will have two different Ryzen 4000 series processors; the processors are listed below:
•Ryzen 5 4680U (2.0GHz base clock speed, with 4.4GHz boost frequency)
•Ryzen 7 4980U (unknown clock speed details)
It is still not known if these CPUs will support hyper-threading or not. Microsoft’s plan to use the Ryzen 4000 series instead of the latest 5000 series is quite disappointing, but the processors do have an edge over Ryzen 3000 series CPUs when it comes to performance.
The report also tells us that the TDP will be set at 15W, just like the predecessor. Microsoft is bound to stick with this TDP as these slim and lightweight laptops can not house a larger cooling system to cater to an increased TDP. Moreover, it was also mentioned that the AMD-based variants will house up to 16 GB RAM while the Intel variant’s based memory will go up to 32 GB.
The spec sheet also tells us that Microsoft has not increased its battery capacity (49Wh) for either of the two Surface Laptop’s 4 display sizes.
Microsoft hasn’t given any information on the pricing yet.