A couple of FCC filings have been spotted by us that approve
four variants of “portable computing device”, thought to be the
Surface Laptop 4. Microsoft has now filed for four FCC
certifications – C3K1979,
C3K1958, C3K1952 and C3K1950 – but most test
reports are currently not available due to temporary
confidentiality requested by the company.
The filing matches previous rumours that claimed the
Surface Laptop 4 support pages are already live on Microsoft’s
website. According to the filings, it looks like the
next-gen Surface device will be offered with both Intel and AMD
options, and it will support Intel’s WiFi 6 (802.11ax, 2.4Ghz
and 5Ghz ranges).
Microsoft had submitted the alleged Surface Laptop 4 to FCC in
March and listings were published earlier today (April 7).
According to the SAR value in the FCC certification, the weight
of the device is 1.3KG, which again confirms that it could be
part of the Surface Laptop lineup.
For comparison, Surface Laptop 3 (13-inch) weighs 1.265KG,
while Surface Go 2 weighs only 550g and Surface Book 2
(13-inch) weighs 1.530KG.
It’s also worth noting that at least two variants of Surface
Laptop 4 with the same model numbers (C3K1952 and C3K1958) have
passed through Bluetooth and Korean certifications, as
shown in the screenshot below.
Surface Laptop 4 rumoured specs
According to reports, Surface Laptop 4 could arrive as early as
the next week and it will be part of the spring product launch,
which is also expected to feature Microsoft Teams-certified
Surface Headphones 2 and other accessories.
As mentioned at the outset,
Surface Laptop 4 will be offered with Intel and AMD
processors, with the AMD variant relying on the last-gen
Ryzen 4000 series. For the Intel variant, Microsoft is
considering 11th-generation ‘Tiger Lake’ processors with Xe
graphics and at least 16GB of RAM.
In addition to upgraded hardware, sources have confirmed AMD
and Intel CPUs will be included in both the 13.5- and 15-inch
sizes. Both variants will feature the same design and you
should not expect to see Thunderbolt 4.