Microsoft announced yesterday that the Surface Laptop 4 will offer a choice of between AMD or Intel processors across both the 13.5-inch and 15-inch models.
Both sizes will ship with the latest 11th Gen Intel processor and AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series processor. Surface Laptop 4 will be shipped in the US, Canada, and Japan on April 15th starting at $999 for the AMD model and $1,299 for the Intel version.
The difference in price gets in because Microsoft isn’t using AMD’s latest 5000 series CPU, instead, they are using AMD’s Zen 2-based chips for the AMD Ryzen Surface Edition processors.
However, the performance between the Intel and AMD versions could be similar.
These improvements allow 70 percent more performance over the Surface Laptop 3 and battery life gains. The 13.5-inch AMD model will have a battery life of 19 hours while the 15-inch version will have 17.5 hours battery life.
On the other hand, the Intel-powered 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 4 is rated for up to 17 hours of battery life while the 15-inch model is rated for up to 16.5 hours. Both Intel versions will also ship with Intel’s latest Iris Xe graphics.
Surface Laptop 4 maintains the same design as Surface Laptop 3.
The 13.5-inch versions come in the classic platinum Surface style and a new ice blue color, both of which are Alcantara fabric. Matte black and sandstone are also available in metal options. The 15-inch versions are strictly platinum and matte black in metal and no Alcantara fabric.