Surface Laptop 4 15” specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2021 Surface Laptop 4 15” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Surface Laptop 4 15” image

Surface Laptop 4 15”

Availability

Surface Laptop 4 15”
Released2021
Release Date
  • Introduced: April 13, 2021
  • Released: April 13, 2021
Pricing
  • $1,299.99
    AMD Ryzen 7 8GB 256GB Platium Only
  • $1,499.99
    AMD Ryzen 7 8GB 512GB
  • $1,699.99
    AMD Ryzen 7 16GB 512GB
  • $1,799.99
    Intel Core i7 16GB 512GB Matte Black Only
  • $2,399.99
    Intel Core i7 32GB 1TB Matte Black Only
Generations
Surface Laptop 4 15” Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 32GB - 1TB Solid State Drive - Matte Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 32GB - 1TB Solid State Drive - Matte Black
By Microsoft
$969.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-inch Touchscreen 256GB SSD AMD Ryzen 7 (8GB RAM, Windows 10 Home, Latest Model) - Platinum, 5UI-00001
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-inch Touchscreen 256GB SSD AMD Ryzen 7 (8GB RAM, Windows 10 Home, Latest Model) - Platinum, 5UI-00001
By Microsoft
$539.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15" PixelSense Touchscreen Notebook, AMD Ryzen 7 4980U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Windows 10 Pro, Platinum (5VB-00001) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15" PixelSense Touchscreen Notebook, AMD Ryzen 7 4980U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Windows 10 Pro, Platinum (5VB-00001) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$429.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition - 8GB - 512GB Solid State Drive - Matte Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition - 8GB - 512GB Solid State Drive - Matte Black
By Microsoft
$628.76
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition - 8GB - 512GB Solid State Drive - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition - 8GB - 512GB Solid State Drive - Platinum
By Microsoft
$619.05

Exterior

Surface Laptop 4 15”
Dimensions13.4” x 9.6” x 0.57” (339.5 mm x 244 mm x 14.69 mm)
Weight3.40 lb (1,542 g)
ColorsMetal
Matte Black Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size backlit keyboard with a soft-touch feel and full 1.3mm travel.
    • Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® material for maximized typing comfort.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 115 mm x 76.66 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.

Display

Surface Laptop 4 15”
Size15 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2496 x 1664 (201 PPI)
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
  • 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated

Ports

Surface Laptop 4 15”
Ports
Surface Laptop 4 15” Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.2. Gen 2
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™ +
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack

Internal Specs

Surface Laptop 4 15”
Processor
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 4980U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.00 → 4.40 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 15W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Laptop 4 15”1
AMD Ryzen™ 7 4980U Microsoft Surface® Edition1,09077.64%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G71,404100.00%
01,404

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Laptop 4 15”1
AMD Ryzen™ 7 4980U Microsoft Surface® Edition6,365100.00%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G74,86476.42%
06,365
Integrated Graphics
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 4980U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores,
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
4266 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD

Connectivity

Surface Laptop 4 15”
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

Battery

Surface Laptop 4 15”
Size45.8 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 17.5 hours of typical device usage
    AMD™ Ryzen™ 7 models.
  • Up to 16.5 hours of typical device usage
    Intel® Core™ i7 models.
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)

Software

Surface Laptop 4 15”
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Laptop 4 15”
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 720p HD front-facing video camera
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®

Misc

Surface Laptop 4 15”
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Secured-Core PC
    For Surface Laptop 4 powered by AMD RyzenTM Microsoft Surface Edition
  • Windows enhanced hardware security
    For Surface Laptop 4 powered by 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
In the box
  • Surface Laptop 4 15”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Surface for Business customers: Includes Advanced Exchange, an expedited replacement service, at no additional cost
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only

Key Features

Surface Laptop 4 15”
At Glance
Released in Early
2021
3:2 2.5K
15”
1664p 60Hz
Weight
3.40 lb
1.54 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C/8T, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,404
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,864
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Surface Laptop 4 15” Ports

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Laptop 4 15”.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Laptop 4 15” exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Laptop 4 15”
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7-4980U Microsoft Surface Edition → Intel Core i7-1185G7
4GB RAM8GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 → 8 cores
All-day battery life of up to 17.5-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop 4 15” lasts up to 17.5 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 17.5 hours of typical device usage
    AMD™ Ryzen™ 7 models.
  • Up to 16.5 hours of typical device usage
    Intel® Core™ i7 models.
Upgradable storage

Surface Laptop 4 15” comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Laptop 4 15”
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Laptop 4 15”.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Laptop 4 15” is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Laptop 4 15”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR4X
Speed4267 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

11% larger display

Surface Laptop 4 15” has a 15-inch screen size 11% larger than the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 4 13.5”.

Display size
Surface Laptop 4 15”
15-inch
Surface Laptop 4 13.5”
13.5-inch

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 18% heavier

Surface Laptop 4 15” weighed 3.40 pounds, 18% heavier than the 2.79 pounds Surface Laptop 4 13.5”.

WeightSurface Laptop 4 15”Surface Laptop 4 13.5”
Pound
3.40 lbs.
2.79 lbs.
Kilogram
1.54 kg
1.27 kg

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