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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 to reportedly have AMD-powered models

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Microsoft is reportedly working on two new devices under its Surface lineup — Microsoft Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4. Interestingly, the report indicates that the Surface Laptop 4 could come with an option for AMD chipset.

When the Redmond-based tech giant launched the Surface Laptop 3 in October 2019, it became the first device to come packed with a modified version of AMD Ryzen 3700U and AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. Now, for its successor as well, the company will have an AMD variant for better optimization, reports WindowsLatest.

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While the specifications of the upcoming Surface Laptop 4 are not yet known, the device will be offering in two chipset variants — Intel and AMD. Unlike the predecessor, which offers AMD variant only for the 15-inch model, the upcoming laptop will offer an AMD option for the 13.5-inch model as well.

Microsoft has reportedly started testing these models with custom AMD chips. It will be interesting to see what the company has in store for the new models and which chipset from AMD it opts for this time.

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It is also being reported that the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 could get announced by the end of this year. However, even if that’s the case, the device is unlikely to be available for purchase until March.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 comes in two models — a 13.5-inch model that is powered by the 10th Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 chipset and a 15-inch model that is fueled by AMD’s “Ryzen Surface Edition” processor.

Both the devices come packed with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of SSD. Along with the proprietary Surface Connector, the laptop can be charged with a USB Type-C port. The company promises 80 percent of battery life with just an hour of charging.

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