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Microsoft Surface Book 4 and Surface Book Studio fan-made concept renders visualize how appeal may hinge on a single design choice

The mysterious Microsoft Surface computer combines elements from both the Book and Studio lines. (Image source: Ryan Smalley/David Breyer/Microsoft - edited)
The mysterious Microsoft Surface computer combines elements from both the Book and Studio lines. (Image source: Ryan Smalley/David Breyer/Microsoft - edited)
The next-generation Microsoft Surface Book laptop has been appearing in some expertly crafted fan-made concept renders. The name of the future Surface is still unknown, with one designer calling his creation the Surface Book 4 while another artist went with Surface Book Studio. The images are based on drawings from a patent filing.

Graphic designers have been grappling with the task of bringing to life the technical drawings of a potential Microsoft Surface device that appeared in a published patent in early August. Two artists in particular have pulled off some rather impressive depictions of the semi-hybrid laptop, which has been generally dubbed the Surface Book 4 in the media for the time being – until Microsoft reveals its actual name.

The first set of images, created by Ryan Smalley (via Behance), are of a conceptualized version of the Surface Book 4. Smalley’s renders are refined and sophisticated, showing that the upcoming Surface Book or Surface Laptop does not have a detachable display/tablet and relies on a hinge mechanism for moving the screen. This design seems to borrow from the Zero Gravity Hinge of the Surface Studio 2, which leads conveniently to the next set of skillfully made renders.

David Breyer has called his device the Surface Book Studio (or even Surface Laptop Studio) and has offered an even closer look at the adjustable display hinge. There have been some unfair comments posted saying that the concept is ruined by the sight of the unappealing hinges; however, Breyer has simply taken the design directly from the patent’s drawings, which also show the mechanical hinges in an unrefined state. Clearly, if Microsoft went with a similar design for a potential Surface Book 4, the hinges would be well hidden in the final product.

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Surface Book 4 concept render. (Image source: Ryan Smalley)
Surface Book 4
Surface Book 4 concept render. (Image source: Ryan Smalley)
Surface Book 4 concept render. (Image source: Ryan Smalley)
Surface Book 4 concept render. (Image source: Ryan Smalley)
Surface Book 4 concept render. (Image source: Ryan Smalley)
Surface Book 4 concept render. (Image source: Ryan Smalley)
Surface Book 4 concept render. (Image source: Ryan Smalley)
Surface Book/Laptop Studio concept render. (Image source: David Breyer)
Surface Book Studio
Surface Book/Laptop Studio concept render. (Image source: David Breyer)
Surface Book/Laptop Studio concept render. (Image source: David Breyer)
Surface Book/Laptop Studio concept render. (Image source: David Breyer)
Surface Book/Laptop Studio concept render. (Image source: David Breyer)
Surface Book/Laptop Studio concept render. (Image source: David Breyer)
Surface Book/Laptop Studio concept render. (Image source: David Breyer)
Surface Book/Laptop Studio concept render. (Image source: David Breyer)
Patent drawing. (Image source: PatentScope)
Patent drawing
Patent drawing. (Image source: PatentScope)
Patent drawing
 
 
 

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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-08-28 (Update: 2021-08-28)