Microsoft is rumored to launch Surface Laptop 4 in April 2021 after two support pages for the unannounced laptops surfaced, The Verge reported on Wednesday, Apr. 7.
The support pages also revealed that the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 would come with an Intel and an AMD processor.
The news comes after a known Microsoft leaker, who goes by the name WalkingCat, posted a series of tweets pointing to the Microsoft support page while teasing that the Surface Laptop 4 may be launched as soon as mid-April.
Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Processor Drivers and Firmware (placeholder) https://t.co/lJ7Opg9NHB— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) April 7, 2021
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4: Rumored Specs and Price
German blog Winfuture first reported in a Mar. 8 article that Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 would feature either an Intel 11th-Gen or an AMD Ryzen 4000 processor.
According to the report, the AMD Ryzen 5 4680U will be used for the budget option, while the AMD Ryzen 7 4980U would be used in the higher-priced models.
As for the Intel configuration, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is rumored to use Intel Core i5-1145G7 and Intel Core i7-1185G7 for the more expensive models.
The leak also reveals that the Surface Laptop 4 will come in 13.5-inch and 15-inch variants and 8, 16, or 32 GB of RAM.
Both will have an aspect ratio of 3:2, but the 13.5-inch variant will have a resolution of 2256 x 1504, while the 15-inch variant will have a resolution of 2496 x 1664.
For the GPU, the Intel model is reportedly using the Iris Plus Graphics 950, while the AMD model is rumored to come with an unknown Radeon graphics card.
The storage for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 will max out at 1TB for the Intel models and 512GB for the AMD models.
Additionally, the upcoming line-up price is believed to start at $999 for the 13.5-inch variant, which would have an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 256GB storage, and 8GB RAM.
Microsoft Surface Launch Event Rumors
Windows Central on Apr. 2 initially estimates that the Surface Laptop 4 will be released sometime in Spring 2021-a year after the release of its predecessor, the Surface Laptop 3.
The event will also introduce accessories for the Surface product line, including the Surface Headphones 2+.
Unlike the previous models, the Surface Headphones 2+ is said to be "Teams Certified," and will be exclusive to commercial customers.
A headset with Teams certification, which comes in the form of a dongle, allows it to connect to a PC without Bluetooth.
The launch event will also introduce a new webcam that will come with support for high dynamic range (HDR) video and a privacy cover, but it would not be able to support 4K.
Lastly, the Microsoft Classroom Pen 2 will also be introduced at the event, and it is expected to start shipping to commercial customers in early April.
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Written by Lee Mercado