Microsoft is repositioning itself in the laptop segment and recently unveiled the Surface Laptop 4. This is in two versions: on the one hand, at 13.5 inches, and on the other hand, with a screen size of 15 inches, in 3: 2 format. The models will be launched in Germany at the end of April and you can get them now. But what do you get for your money? Sequentially.
Microsoft Surface 4: That’s the technology behind it
In addition to two display versions, the new generation Surface offers a special feature, as last year, customers can choose between an 11th generation Intel Core i5 / 7 processor or an AMD Ryzen 4000 processor. In addition, there are 8, 16, or 32 GB of RAM plus 256, 512 GB or 1 TB SSD storage space.
Surface Laptop 4 aims to make it easy to work from home, thus providing not only support for the optionally available Surface Pen, but also a touch screen. So the laptop can be used in various scenarios. Additionally, there is a built-in webcam and microphones including noise cancellation, which is worth gold in times of Corona. Omnisonic speakers, including those that support Dolby Atmos, output the sound.
Hardware quick look
Visually, the devices are no different from their predecessors. Dimensions remain the same and a good Surface keyboard is still on board. Depending on the color, a armrest made of Alcantara or classic metal is used. A new color choice is also available with Ice Blue. this color We already know From the cheapest Surface Laptop Go.
There is a classic USB-A port, USB-C port, and headphone jack available for connections. There’s also a Surface Connect port to charge the device or connect to the Surface Dock. Alternatively, it can also be charged via the USB-C port. Bluetooth 5 and WiFi-6 can be used wirelessly.
Surface Laptop 4’s battery life appears to be incredibly long, for example, Microsoft specifies a runtime of 19 hours for the AMD Ryzen model and 17 hours for the Intel variant for the 13.5-inch model. The latter should only come to 11 hours in predecessor. Our testing shows how realistic this information is.
The following configurations are available (13.5 inch):
- AMD Ryzen 5 4680U; 8GB RAM 256GB SSD gray for 1129 euros
- Intel Core i5-1135G7; 8GB RAM 512GB SSD Black, Ice Blue, Gray and Sandstone for 1,449 euros
- Intel Core i7-1185G7; 16 GB RAM 512 GB SSD Black for 1,849 euros
The 15-inch model is available in these variants:
- AMD Ryzen 7 4980U; 8GB RAM 256GB SSD gray for 1,449 euros
- Intel Core i7-1185G7; 16 GB RAM 512 GB SSD Black for 1949 euros
For an additional cost, it is also possible to choose higher memory or RAM equipment for many models. Surface Laptop 4 will be available in Germany starting April 27.
Surface Laptop 4: Pre-order the Saturn promotion
If you’re interested in the new Surface Laptop, the Saturn pre-order campaign might be worthwhile. Surface products are usually very stable in price. Therefore, good performances are not expected in the coming weeks.
At Saturn, you can pre-order Surface Laptop 4 with a price guarantee until the official start of sales and get free Microsoft “Surface Earbuds” wireless headphones. These currently cost € 175 and provide up to 24 hours of wireless music enjoyment.
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