Release date, price, specs, design and features
Microsoft has defied industry rumors by suggesting it will unveil a Surface Book 4 during its Surface live stream on September 22, choosing to unveil a new Surface Laptop Studio in its place.
While the legendary Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3 and Surface Duo 2 made their appearance as expected, the Surface Book 4 was not presented, leaving many wondering about the future of the series.
Here is what we know.
Release date and price
With the Surface Laptop Studio looking to replace the Book as Microsoft’s flagship device for creatives, there’s no concrete information though, let alone the launch of a new Book 4. If so. case, it will likely be 2022 at the earliest, as Microsoft tends to have only one Surface launch event per year. Other than that, it only tends to roll out minor CPU upgrades to its existing devices sporadically throughout the year.
On the pricing front, we don’t have any official information at this time, but we can look back at older Surface Books to get a taste of what the new laptop might cost.
The Surface Book 3 was available in two sizes, 15in and 13.5in, and was priced at £ 2,199 / $ 2,229.99 and £ 1,599 / $ 1,599 respectively. Microsoft would likely keep a similar price for the entry-level model, while offering more expensive configurations if it chooses to continue the line.
Design and screen
We have no official information regarding the design of the Surface Book 4 and what little we did before the event now appears to relate to the Surface Studio. The patent below appeared weeks ago and looks identical to the hinge design of the Laptop Studio.
Older Surface Book devices have a different hybrid design that allows users to dock a tablet section into a powered keyboard with a dGPU to turn it into a powerful laptop.
If a Surface Book 4 is released next year, it will feature Windows 11. Other than that, there aren’t any credible rumors about its specs, with every pre-release “leak” unclearly related to the. Surface Laptop Studio, not a new book. . We’ll update this page as more information about the Surface Book 4 becomes available.