Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 4 or Surface Laptop 3+ with AMD and Intel chips just passed through the Bluetooth certification in the United States. According to the sources familiar with the development, Surface Laptop 4 could be launched in March or April, and it’ll ship with upgraded internal hardware.
Four models of Surface Laptop 4 – 1952, 1953, 1958 and 1959 – passed through the Bluetooth certification earlier today. The certification includes a link to the Surface Laptop 3 product page, which suggests that Microsoft could simply launch the long-rumoured Surface Laptop 4 as Surface Laptop 3 (2021) or Surface Laptop 3+.
According to the Bluetooth SIG listing, the next-gen Surface Laptop will be powered by Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6.
The Surface Laptop 4 was first leaked after its Korean certifications surfaced online, and later our sources revealed that the device could be offered with more AMD options.
Surface Laptop 4 (2021) rumoured details
As we reported earlier this month, the next-gen Surface Laptop 4 could use AMD chips in both 13.5-inch and 15-inch versions of the notebook.
At the moment, the Surface Laptop 3 uses AMD Ryzen chips for the largest 15-inch version only and 13.5-inch model is offered with Intel Ice Lake CPUs.
With Surface Laptop 3+ or 4, Microsoft is planning to expand the AMD options and 13.5-inch model will also come with AMD CPUs. Of course, you’ll also have the choice of going with Intel CPUs.
The Surface Laptop 3 currently uses AMD Ryzen mobile processors and Intel’s 10th-generation Ice Lake processors. Rumours and benchmarks have indicated that Microsoft is testing unreleased Surface Laptop with Ryzen 4000, Renoir, and Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs with Xe GPU.
Like the Surface Pro 7+, Surface Laptop (2021) could be unveiled via a blog post and YouTube teaser. It also won’t be that different from the current Surface Laptop 3, which means the device could use the same design, display and chassis.