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AMD Teams with Microsoft on Next Generation Surface Laptops Featuring AMD Ryzen Mobile Technology

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From the PC to the console to the cloud, AMD and Microsoft have built a long-standing and transformative strategic partnership. I am proud of the work we have done at AMD to deliver leadership processors that enable Microsoft to bring the best to their customers. This latest generation of Microsoft Surface laptops is no exception.

With Microsoft Surface Laptop 4, this premium ultrathin laptop family brings incredible performance and portability, combined with stylish designs and consumer-focused features. Surface Laptop 4 offers a built-in HD front-facing camera with powerful low-light capability and a studio microphone array; a high-contrast touchscreen display, Dolby® Atmos™ Omnisonic speakers; large trackpad with gesture support and exceptional typing comfort. In addition, it has the best battery life for a Microsoft Surface laptop to date, with up to 19 hours of typical usage.[1] 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 featuring AMD processors are available in both 13.5” and 15” sizes delivering consumer and commercial configurations with up to 2x more speed, performance, and multitasking power than before.

In fact, the Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Ryzen™ 7 Microsoft Surface Edition processor is the fastest in its class[2] , providing exceptional laptop performance, a smooth flow across browser tabs and fast, multitasking speed across all applications. ​With AMD Ryzen™ technology, users can expect:

  • A perfect balance of portability, speed, and performance.
  • First Surface Laptop with 8 x86 CPU cores, delivering uniquely powerful performance in an ultra-thin and light design. 
  • Outstanding speed with high-endurance and all-day battery life.
  • Great graphics performance powered by Radeon™ Graphics.

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We love teaming up with Microsoft as it gives us an opportunity to work closely on delivering a custom processor, built with AMD Ryzen™ technology. The latest Surface laptops with AMD processors represent a massive generational improvement, with Microsoft reporting 70% faster performance over the previous generation. According to Microsoft, the new Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface Edition processor delivers:

  • Incredible battery life, up to 19 hours making it the Surface Laptop with the longest battery life (for typical device usage).[3] [4] 
  • Up to 70% more speed than the Surface Laptop 3 for seamless multitasking and productivity.
  • Up to 2x better performance to handle content creation workloads.

 

Surface Laptop 4 is available to order now in the US, Canada, and Japan, with additional market availability in the coming weeks. We look forward to hearing what you, the user, have to say once you get your hands on this latest Surface laptop.

 

Note: all performance claims provided by Microsoft and not independently verified by AMD.

  1. Up to 19 hours on 13.5” AMD™ Ryzen™ r5, 8GB RAM device. Battery life varies significantly by device configuration, settings, usage and other factors. See surface.com.
  2. Comparison of Geekbench and Cinebench multi-core scores. Class defined as premium ultrathin 15" devices that are maximum 20mm in height, have a TDP of 15W, and AMD Ryzen processors. Data measured by Microsoft in February 2021 on Surface Laptop 4 pre-production software and hardware, and retail units for comparison devices.
  3. Battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in January 2021 using preproduction software and preproduction devices. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors. See surface.com.
  4. Compared to prior generation Surface Laptop.
About the Author
Saeid Moshkelani serves as senior vice president and general manager of the Client Business Unit responsible for all aspects of product strategy, management and engineering for client computing products and solutions. Saeid joined AMD in 2012 as general manager of the AMD Semi-Custom Business Unit, which he grew from infancy to a multi-billion-dollar business. He then spent two years leading product and platform engineering operations. Saeid is an experienced executive with more than 30 years of engineering and operations leadership experience and a strong track record of driving product development and business growth for semiconductor companies, including Trident Microsystems Inc., LSI Logic, C-Cube Microsystems and VLSI.
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