Microsoft hints AMD-based Surface Laptop 4 could be right around the corner

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Microsoft has launched two support pages for its upcoming Surface Laptop 4 and according to known Twitter leaker WalkingCat, it could be announced at a Surface Event next week.

While the support pages don't give away too many details for the next iteration of the Surface Laptop, it does tell us the laptop will have an Intel-based version (opens in new tab) along with an AMD model (opens in new tab) — which confirms recent leaks were correct. 

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Adding support pages for a device that Microsoft hasn't even announced yet is a strong hint the Surface Laptop 4 is closer than you think. Rumours of the upcoming notebook have been popping up since early last year and, seeing as the previous Surface Laptop 3 is a couple of years old now, it makes sense for its next iteration to be announced.

We now know Microsoft will be bringing back its AMD Ryzen-based laptop and according to leaks, we can expect the Surface Laptop 4 to include the praised Ryzen 4000 mobile series CPU lineup.

Specifically, we can expect a Ryzen 5 4680U CPU and the Ryzen 7 4980U CPU. It would have been great to see Microsoft go for AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs, like the one's shown at CES 2021, but these are more than capable enough. 

As for the Intel variants, leaks suggest Intel's 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core i5-1145G7 CPU and the Core i7-1185G7 CPU processors.

While yet to be officially revealed, we're sure to get an announcement of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 very soon. In the meantime, our Microsoft Surface Book 3 review will let you know why we're excited for the next generation. 

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.