Microsoft lets slip details about new Windows 10 machine, and it could launch this week

Microsoft could launch a new Surface Laptop model as soon as next week, according to details unearthed in online support pages. Spotted by eagle-eyed Twitter tipster @WalkingCat, who is often a very reliable source of unannounced products from Microsoft and others, two models of the Surface Laptop 4 are now listed in the online documentation.

Unfortunately, the listing on Microsoft’s support pages seem to be placeholders, so there’s no a whole lot of detail to be found there. However, we might not have long to wait until we get all of the juicy details as @WalkingCat has predicted that we could see Microsoft hold an event for its new hardware as soon as this week.

That makes sense as it’s been a good while since we’ve seen a new Surface Laptop from Microsoft. Setting aside the wallet-friendly Surface Laptop Go, which launched late last year, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new entry in the main Surface Laptop range. Surface Laptop 3, which kept the same exterior design as its predecessor but boasted some boosted internals, was unveiled alongside the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X back in October 2019.

With a dramatically redesigned new version of Windows 10 set to launch in the next six months, we’d hope that Microsoft has some exciting new hardware up its sleeve to compliment the new desktop operating system. With the latest leak from @WalkingCat, it seems that might be the case.

Although there’s little to glean from Microsoft’s support pages aside from the existence of a fourth-generation Surface Laptop, blog WinFuture has shared some details from its sources about what we can expect to see from the next model from Microsoft. According to its sources within the Redmond-based company, Microsoft will use a mixture of AMD Ryzen 5 4680U and the Ryzen 7 4980U – a serious step-up in performance compared to the Surface Laptop from 2019, and Intel’s eleventh-generation Core i7 chipsets.

Microsoft looks set to keep the existing 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes and 3:2 aspect ratio, which is slightly taller than 16:9 widescreen. That means you’re probably going to see black bars along the top and bottom of the display when watching movies on the go, but there’s much more breathing room when browsing online, running two apps side-by-side, and working on-the-go. Microsoft has become a bit of a trend-setter with this aspect ratio, which is now found in laptops from dozens of other manufacturers.

If an announcement is around the corner, will be in the front row to bring you the latest details about the Surface Laptop line-up. So stay tuned!


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