Microsoft could be planning to launch Surface Laptop 4 in April
2021 with Surface edition AMD processor and Intel Tiger Lake-U,
according to new benchmark listings.
Microsoft launched the first AMD-powered Surface Laptop in 2020
and it comes with a custom Ryzen 7 CPU with integrated Radeon
RX Vega 11 graphics. At the time, reports suggested that
Microsoft is working with AMD on multiple products that will
also cover multiple hardware generations.
In January, industry sources informed us that the
next-gen Surface Laptop will use the custom AMD CPUs across
all models. Currently, AMD CPUs are offered with the 15-inch
variant only, but this year, the smaller 13.5-inch model will
make use of both AMD and Intel CPUs.
Now, new leaked benchmarks show multiple configurations for the
Surface Laptop 4. In one benchmark, the
laptop is using Intel Core i5-1135G7 (Tiger Lake-U) with a
maximum clock speed of 4.40Ghz and 8GB RAM.
benchmark shows it running a custom AMD processor called
“Microsoft Surface Edition”.
As you can see in the above screenshot, Ryzen 5 3580U is listed
next to the processor name, but we’re confident this is just a
The unspecified processor could be part of the AMD Renoir
family, but we don’t know if Microsoft is planning to use Ryzen
5 4000 or 5000.
While the processor’s identity remains unknown, it looks set to
be a powerful machine and it will easily outperform the Surface
Surface Laptop 4 expected release date
We don’t know exactly when the Redmond giant is planning to
launch its next-generation Surface Laptop, but reports have
indicated that the device will launch in April 2021.
After the laptop, we’re expecting another Surface device from
Microsoft sometime in October and
it could be known as the ‘Surface Pro 8’. Unlike the
Surface Pro 7+, Surface Pro 8 will ship with upgraded
design and internal hardware, including a new 32GB RAM variant.