Microsoft has officially unveiled the new Surface Laptop 4. Just like the rumor mill predicted, the company has primarily focused on hardware improvements, as the design remains essentially unchanged on the latest model. However, Microsoft has introduced a new ‘Ice Blue’ color option instead of Cobalt Blue.
The new Surface Laptop 4 gets 13.5-inch and 15.5-inch versions, and both models come in a choice of AMD and Intel processors. Hence, customers can choose whether they want an Intel or an AMD processor to power their Surface Laptop 4. The Intel variants pack 11th generation chips and integrated Iris Xe graphics, while AMD versions come with Radeon graphics integrated.
“Surface Laptop 4 offers a choice between either the 11th Gen Intel Core processors, or AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics Microsoft Surface Edition (8 cores); in either case, you’ll find a smooth experience that powers modern, multitasking demands,” said Microsoft.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 Specifications
The 13.5-inch model will be available with AMD Ryzen 5 4680U paired with either 8GB or 16GB DRAM with 256GB SSD storage. It will also be available with either Intel Core i5 paired with 8GB DRAM and 512 SSD storage or Intel Core i5 paired with 16GB DRAM and 512 SSD storage. Additionally, there are two i7 versions with Intel Core i7-1185G7 paired with 16GB of DRAM and 512 SSD storage, along with Intel Core i7-1185G7 paired with 32GB DRAM and 1TB SSD storage.
The 15-inch versions of the device include AMD Ryzen 7 4980U processor paired with 8GB DRAM and 256GB SSD storage, AMD Ryzen 7 4980U with 8GB DRAM, and 512GB SSD storage, or Ryzen 7 4980U with 16GB DRAM and 512 SSD storage. It will also come with an Intel Core i7 1185G7 processor paired with 16GB DRAM and 512 SSD storage.
Pricing and Availability
In terms of color options, the AMD versions of the device will only be offered in grey. However, the Intel versions will come in Ice Blue, Platinum, Sandstone, and Black. Meanwhile, the 15-inch variants will come in either grey or black for both AMD and Intel configurations.
As for pricing, the 13.5-inch versions of the Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Ryzen processors will start at $999. The Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 variants will start at $1299 and $1699, respectively. The 15-inch version of the Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Ryzen 7 starts at $1299, while the Intel Core i7 models will start at $1699.
The Surface Laptop 4 is now available for purchase in the United States, Canada, and Japan, with more regions expected to get the new device in the coming weeks.