Intel processors are found on pretty much the majority of laptops out there, but when it comes to AMD, your choices are considerably less. However, that could change with Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Laptop 4 computers, at least that’s according to a report from WinFuture who have leaked the alleged specs of the laptops.
According to WinFuture, it seems that for the entire Surface Laptop 4 lineup, they will be offered in either Intel or AMD configurations. This will cover both the 13-inch and 15-inch models. Why is this significant? For those unfamiliar, for the past couple of years Microsoft has only offered AMD configuration options to its 15-inch Surface Laptop model, while the 13-inch only got Intel.
However, if these leaked specs are right, AMD processors will be offered to all the models regardless of their size. The AMD processors that Microsoft will be including as an option are the Ryzen 5 4680U and the Ryzen 7 4980U, which means that they are actually a generation behind as AMD did launch the 5000 series at the start of 2021.
This is versus the Intel variants where users can choose between the Intel Core i5 1145G7 and Core i7 1185G7, both of which are part of Intel’s latest 11th gen Tiger Lake CPUs. There is currently no word on when the computers will be launched, but we’ll keep an eye out for an official announcement.