Almost a year and a half ago from the appearance of the Surface Laptop 3 , Microsoft’s pure laptop that posed an impeccable construction and good features even at a high price , we pointed out in our analysis.
Now it seems that the Redmond firm is finally preparing its successor. This is indicated in WinFuture, where they also talk about an important novelty: the hypothetical Surface Laptop 4 will allow you to choose between AMD and Intel processors , but be careful, because it seems that in the case of AMD we will have to settle for last generation microphones .
AMD Ryzen 4000 and the poor relatives
Theoretical Surface Laptop 4 will not offer changes in its design , which will keep two variants of 13.5 and 15 inches and will also continue with the 3: 2 screen format that has already become famous in these Microsoft computers.
What there will be are important changes in its configuration, which will allow you to choose between AMD and Intel processors. Specifically, it seems that there will be models available with the AMD Ryzen 4000 and also with the 11th generation Intel Core .
Although having models with AMD chips is good news, it is not so much if, as it seems, those models are from the Ryzen 4000 family : the Ryzen 5000 have just been presented and therefore the Surface Laptop 4 would reach the market with processors that do not take advantage of the latest from AMD.
There will be other interesting options, such as the ability to have models with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD, which will be limited to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD on AMD models .
If these data are confirmed, it seems clear that this ability to choose between one variant and another will be highly conditioned by the configurations dedicated to the models with AMD, which will be something like the “poor relatives” of the Intel variants , clearly favored for those who seek higher benefits.
It will be interesting to see if these models abandon the Surface Connect charging connector and finally opt entirely for charging via USB-C. What does seem likely is that these ports finally offer support for the Thunderbolt interface , at least (again) in the variants with Intel’s microphones.
The data is still preliminary and we will have to wait for the launch of these teams to confirm them, which also has no scheduled date. If those are the options, of course, these teams should arrive sooner rather than later if they do not want the Ryzen 4000 to end up being somewhat “dated” before they are even available in stores.