Does Surface Laptop 4 have a touchscreen?

Surface Laptop 4
Surface Laptop 4 (Image credit: Microsoft)

Does Surface Laptop 4 have a touchscreen?

Best answer: Yes. Both the 13.5-inch and 15-inch versions of the Surface Laptop 4 feature a PixelSense touchscreen display. The Surface Laptop 4 was released on April 15 in the U.S., Canada, and Japan, and is scheduled to be released on April 27 in the U.K.

Surface Laptop 4 display info

The Surface Laptop 4 includes the PixelSense touchscreen that came with the Surface Laptop 3. As on the Surface Laptop 3, the PixelSense display supports both touch and stylus input. However, the Surface Pen can enhance the touchscreen experience the most with tilt support, which allows for shading, and 4,096 points of pressure sensitivity with very little lag. The 3:2 aspect ratio is also ideal for productivity work, able to show more text, programming code, and whatever else you may need to look at on a screen simultaneously.

The 15-inch variant of the Surface Laptop 4 features a higher display resolution than the 13.5-inch model, but both have the same pixel density of 201 PPI. The display resolutions — 2256x1504 for the 13.5-inch displays and 2496x1664 for the 15-inch displays — remain the same from the previous generation.

Surface Pro 7 comparison

Whether you're better off with a Surface Laptop 4 or Surface Pro 7 comes down to several factors. The Surface Pro 7 comes with a 3:2 PixelSense touchscreen also, but the display is smaller at 12.3 inches. However, the resolution and pixel density are higher at 2736x1824 and 267 PPI, respectively, than both of the Surface Laptop 4 models. At the end of the day, the display for the Surface Laptop 4 won't disappoint, and it's nice to have a bigger screen.

The Surface Pro 7 seems like a more natural fit for artists or simply users who will often take notes or sketch on their screen. In most other cases, the Surface Laptop 4 might be the way to go.

Surface Laptop 4

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Upgrades and other features

Among the other Surface Laptop 4 features are new Intel and AMD processors and better graphics processing. The 11th-generation Intel i5 and i7 CPUs include new Iris Xe integrated graphics. The AMD Ryzen 4000 series CPUs still come with AMD Radeon integrated graphics.

When it comes to weight, the Surface Laptop 4 doesn't stray from its predecessor, with the 13.5-inch version still weighing as little as 2.79 pounds and the 15-inch version coming in at 3.40 pounds.

Last word

If you're looking for a work laptop with a touchscreen and enough power for most work applications, especially one that won't feel too heavy as you transport it between the office and your home, then the Surface Laptop 4 is worth looking into. There's a reason the 15-inch model is one of our best 15-inch laptops of 2021.

Arthur Hur