Microsoft held a presentation at which it showed many new products. All of them are related to office and remote work.
Surface Laptop 4
The computer will be available in several versions: with 11th generation Intel Core processors and AMD Ryzen 4000 processors.
Two diagonals: 13.5 inches with a resolution of 2256 × 1504 pixels and 15 inches with a resolution of 2496 × 1664 pixels. Keep in mind that the finish in the smaller laptop is Alcantara, the larger one uses aluminum.
Intel-based models have an Iris Xe GPU and AMD-based models have a Radeon Microsoft Surface Edition. Modifications are available with 8, 16 and 32 GB of RAM. Replaceable M.2 NVMe SSD – 256GB, 512GB or 1TB.
Computers will go on sale April 15 in the USA, Canada and Japan. Basic version prices:
- Surface Laptop 4 (13.5 inches, AMD Ryzen 5 4680U, 8/256 GB) – $ 999 (about 77 thousand rubles);
- Surface Laptop 4 (15 inches, AMD Ryzen 7 4980U, 8/256 GB) – $ 1299 (about 100 thousand rubles);
- Surface Laptop 4 (13.5 inches, Intel Core i5 1135G7, 8/512 GB) – $ 1299 (about 100 thousand rubles);
- Surface Laptop 4 (15 inches, Intel Core i7 1185G7, 16/512 GB) – $ 1,799 (about 139 thousand rubles).
On an AMD processor, the laptop will work longer: up to 19 hours versus 17 hours in the case of Intel.
All models received physical buttons on the body to quickly launch Microsoft Teams. Convenient if you constantly use the service for work.
Surface Headphones 2 Plus for Business differ from the “original” model with an additional button and an updated USB adapter – a light indication of the microphone operation has appeared. Available only for businesses and educational institutions for $ 300 (about 23 thousand rubles).
Modern Wireless Headset – on-ear headphones with a microphone that automatically turns off when reclined to a vertical position. Up to 50 hours of battery life when listening to music and up to 30 hours when making calls. Can be used over Bluetooth, but Teams requires an adapter anyway (included). The price has not yet been announced.
Similar headphones will also go on sale, but with a wire and USB Type-A connection. There is also a control box that allows you to turn on / off the sound, adjust the volume and start Teams. The headphones will be available only for business and educational institutions for $ 50 (about 4 thousand rubles).
The webcam records video in Full HD (30 frames per second). For connection, as in the case of headphones, USB Type-A is used. Not for the progressive! Price – $ 70 (about 5500 rubles).
Modern USB-C Speaker
This is a speaker for a meeting room, if you can call it that. There are buttons on the body for volume control, call reset, mute, and start Teams. Omnidirectional microphones, according to Microsoft, suppress noise and improve sound quality. The speaker costs $ 100 (about 7,700 rubles).
What do you think about new items for work and study? How do you like the Surface Laptop 4?