Microsoft is mulling the launch of new Surface products, amid rumors that a 2021 upgrade could be announced earlier this month.
In a video teaser posted on Twitter on Monday, the Microsoft Surface team advises fans to “stay up” as there is “more to come”.
The 90-second clip removes some recent highlights from the category, including the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, and the Surface Duo Phone.
Recently there has been speculation that the Surface Laptop 4 will arrive by 27 April, a little more than two weeks from now. Microsoft is yet to announce an event for the launch, but if that release date is correct, we would expect to hear from the company at some point.
The Surface Laptop 4 is expected to include the 11th generation Intel Core processor (aka Tiger Lake) as well as the AMD Raizen 4000 clip for those who prefer an ARM-based architecture. Unfortunately, it does not appear that the Ryzen 5000 mobile processor will be found in that version, which is a shame.
The range, which is Microsoft’s answer to the MacBook Air, will now lay with the well-reviewed M1 processor. It will be interesting to see how the Surface Laptop 4 approaches the new M1 MacBook Air.
We think Microsoft will once again introduce the 13.3-inch and 15-inch models, with no aesthetic changes. We’re hoping that the Microsoft Surface laptop will also stick with the 3K’s 2256 x 1504 display resolution (2496 x 1664 for the 15-inch model).
Microsoft should launch the Surface Laptop 4 on April 27, with the possibility that we will also see the arrival of other Surface hardware. There has been speculation about a minor update to the Surface Headphones 2, perhaps dubbed the Surface Headphones 2+. We’e also saw that customers could launch a new classroom pen for the classroom.
The Surface Laptop 3 was not a huge upgrade over the Surface Laptop 2, so it would be interesting to see if Processor Boost 2021 is enough to catch the eye of those getting the best laptop.