Microsoft could launch a new Surface Laptop model as early as next week, as described on the online support pages. Two models of the Surface Laptop 4 discovered by eagle-eyed Twitter tipster @WalkingCat who is often a very reliable source for unannounced products from Microsoft and others are now listed in the online documentation.
Unfortunately, the listing on Microsoft’s support pages seems to be placeholders, so not many details can be found there. However, we may not have to wait long to get all the important details as @WalkingCat predicted that Microsoft could hold an event for its new hardware as early as this week.
This makes sense as it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Surface Laptop from Microsoft. Aside from the wallet-friendly Surface Laptop Go, which launched late last year, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new entry in the main line of Surface Laptops. The Surface Laptop 3, which retained the same exterior design as its predecessor, but had some reinforced internals, was introduced together with the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X in October 2019.
With a dramatically redesigned new version of Windows 10 slated to be released over the next six months, we hope Microsoft has some exciting new hardware in stock to complement the new desktop operating system. With the latest leak from @WalkingCat, that appears to be the case.
Although there’s little to read on Microsoft’s support pages other than the existence of a fourth generation Surface laptop, the WinFuture blog has posted some details from its sources about what we can expect from Microsoft’s next model. According to the Redmond-based company, Microsoft will use a mix of the AMD Ryzen 5 4680U and Ryzen 7 4980U – a significant increase in performance compared to the 2019 Surface Laptop and 11th generation Core i7 chipsets from Intel.
Microsoft is expected to keep the existing 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes and the 3: 2 aspect ratio, which is slightly larger than the 16: 9 widescreen. That means you will likely see black bars at the top and bottom of the display when watching movies on the go. However, if you surf online, run two apps side by side, and work on the screen, you have a lot more freedom to walk. Microsoft has become a trendsetter with this aspect ratio, which can now be found in laptops from dozens of other manufacturers.
With an announcement coming up, Express.co.uk will be in the front row to bring you the latest information on the Surface Laptop range. So stay tuned!