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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 spotted on Geekbench with AMD Ryzen 5 CPU

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Microsoft launched the surface laptop 3 back in 2019. Hence, a successor is long due for the Windows machine. Amidst a lot of reports, Geekbench listing strengthens the rumor that Microsoft could partner with AMD again.

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Representative Image: Surface Laptop 3

A Geekbench listing shows the device in testing as the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4. It has a codename ‘renoir’ indicating that the successor of the 2019 notebook will also have a custom-made APU(Zen 2 architecture) and Vega GPU. Although the processor is listed as AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, we think it could just be a placeholder.

This is because the Ryzen 5 3580U found on the predecessor has 4-cores and not a Hexa-core CPU as mentioned in the listing. Hence, the exact version of the Ryzen 5 processor is a mystery at least for now but the listing strongly hints a new ‘Ryzen Surface Edition’ is coming.

Anyway, the listing also shows that the laptop will have 8GB DDR4 SDRAM and run Windows 10 OS. The device in testing scores about 1,063 in single-core and 5,726 in multi-core departments. We will have to wait for the real-world tests to find out if this outsmart the rival Intel 11th-gen CPUs.

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Speaking of which, the Surface Laptop 4 is expected to come in 13.5-inch and 15-inch models. Unlike earlier, rumors say that Microsoft will offer AMD (Ryzen 5/7) CPUs as a choice for both sizes in addition to Intel (Core-i5/i7).

The predecessor Surface Laptop 3 had only the Type-C port and 3.5mm jacks so it would be nice of Microsoft to include an HDMI port/SD card reader at a time when giants like Apple are considering

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The company is expected to launch the Surface Laptop 4 in April which means we could be seeing more leaks in the near future.

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