Tuesday , June 22 2021

Microsoft support pages for Surface Laptop 4 suggest imminent launch

A few Microsoft support pages have appeared for the unannounced Surface Laptop 4, suggesting that there may be a launch. One is a placeholder for an AMD version of the laptop, while the other is for an Intel model. Both were spotted by WalkingCat, an often reliable source of gadget leaks, speculating that we might see them launched on a Surface event as soon as new week,

The Microsoft Support page does not provide much more details about the laptop, but a report from WinFuture last month fills in the details. The AMD processors used will presumably be from their 4000 mobile series, and will include the Ryzen 5 4680U and the Ryzen 7 4980U. That’s a step up from the 3000 series chips used in the 2019 Surface Laptop 3, but anyone hoping to see AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 processors may be disappointed.

On the Intel side, WinFuture notes that we should see 11th-gen chips like the Core 15-1145G7 and the Core i7-1185G7.

The support page lists drivers for the unannounced laptop.
Screenshot: Microsoft.com

Otherwise, the specifications and form factor of the Surface Laptop 4 are probably broadly similar to previous models. There will apparently be 13.5- and 15-inch models available, with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Their screens should maintain that excellent 3: 2 ratio.

Microsoft has yet to make any official announcements about when its new laptops may be launched, but given the support pages are already live a release may not be far off.

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