Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Headphones 2 have been seeing a
lot of rumours pointing to a possible release in April, and a
new support document accidentally published by Microsoft has
finally confirmed the reports.
We’re already been hearing plenty of rumours about Surface
Laptop 4 – including purported specifications and benchmarks
for both Intel and AMD. According to people familiar with the
company’s plan, Microsoft has been planning a virtual event to
announce the Surface Laptop 4 in the third or fourth week of
As noted at the outset, what seems like further evidence of
Microsoft’s next-gen has turned up in two download pages –
Intel and firmware for
AMD. At the time of writing, the download pages are still
live, but they appear to be placeholder and users cannot
download the actual firmware yet.
The firmware page also confirmed that the Surface Laptop lineup
will retain the AMD and Intel options.
Surface Laptop 4 rumours
We have heard a lot about the Surface Laptop 4 specs through
multiple sources. According to reports, Microsoft’s next-gen
laptop will be using an outdated AMD processor part of the
Ryzen 4000 series chip, but it will be marketed as ‘Surface
According to benchmarks, Microsoft has been testing Surface
Laptop refresh with ‘AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition’ CPU and
integrated ‘RX Vega 8 4000’. This integrated GPU is normally
used in laptops with Ryzen 4000 CPUs.
Based on the scores, it appears that the device would be using
an eight-core Ryzen 7 4800U, which offers better performance
than the Surface Laptop 4. According to our own sources, both
Surface Laptop 13-inch and 15-inch variants will be offered
with AMD processors.
Intel’s 11th-gen model with Xe graphics and 16GB of RAM could
also give the device a boost. In benchmarks, one variant of
Surface Laptop is listed with Intel Core i5-1135G7, which is
part of the Tiger Lake-U lineup and it supports Xe graphics.
In addition to Surface Laptop 4, we’re also expecting Surface
Headphones 2 and other accessories at the virtual event.