What you need to know
- A new Surface Laptop was recently spotted on a Bluetooth certification.
- The device could be the Surface Laptop 4 or the Surface Laptop 3+.
- We expect the next Surface Laptop to ship this April.
We have more potential details about what could be the Surface Laptop 4 or Surface Laptop 3+. A new device from Microsoft has been spotted passing through Bluetooth.org certification by WinCentral. The certification shows model numbers for a new Surface Laptop as well as the Surface Pro 7+.
Until recently, we would have assumed that any new Surface Laptop would be called the Surface Laptop 4, but with the Surface Pro 7+ coming out recently, this new laptop could be the Surface Laptop 3+. The Surface Pro 7+ is aimed squarely at business users and Microsoft will continue to sell the Surface Pro 7. If Microsoft decides to release a laptop along the same lines, it will likely be called the Surface Laptop 3+.
The device has the model numbers 1952, 1953, 1958 and 1959 depending on the size configuration. There are options for a 13.5-inch model and a 15-inch model, just like the current Surface Laptop 3 offering. According to WinCentral, the model numbers suggest that the laptop will be the Surface Laptop 3+.
In our piece on what we want to see from Surface in 2021, we marked a Surface Laptop 4 as "highly likely" for this year. We've heard that the next Surface Laptop will run on 11th Gen Intel processors and newer AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile chips. We also heard that AMD chips will be available on the 13.5-inch model for the first time.
We expect the next Surface Laptop to ship in April, though dates are always subject to change. The device that we expect could very well be the Surface Laptop 3+ rather than the Surface Laptop 4.
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