Microsoft’s 15-inch AMD-powered Surface Laptop 4 offers good performance, great audio, and respectable battery life in a slim, unobtrusive design.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4980U (4680U also available)
RAM: 16GB (8GB, 32GB also available)
Display: 15-inch touchscreen, 2496 x 1664 (201 PPI) Storage: 512GB SSD (256GB, 1TB also available)
Ports: 1x USB-C, 1x USB-A, Surface Connect port, headphone jack
Battery life: 12:04 (tested, web surfing) | Up to 17.5 hours (Microsoft’s claim)
Wireless: Wi-Fi 6/Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions: 13.4 x 9.6 x 0.58 inches
Weight: 3.4 pounds
Price: $1,699 as configured, $999 (13.5-inch) | $1,299 (15-inch) starting
With the Surface Laptop 4 Microsoft has delivered a straightforward Windows laptop that’s advertised to last longer and deliver more power than its predecessors, while maintaining the Surface Laptop line’s sleek — though somewhat dated — design.