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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 AMD TFF_00028

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 AMD TFF_00028
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 AMD TFF_00028 (Surface Laptop 4 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U 8 x 2 - 4.4 GHz, 44 W PL2 / Short Burst, 23 W PL1 / Sustained, Renoir (Zen 2)
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4x-4266, quad-channel, soldered
Display
15.00 inch 3:2, 2496 x 1664 pixel 170 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, SHP14B4, IPS, LQ150P1JX51, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI, 512 GB 
, 423 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/VanGogh/Cezanne - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.7 x 339.5 x 244 ( = 0.58 x 13.37 x 9.61 in)
Battery
47.4 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.562 kg ( = 55.1 oz / 3.44 pounds), Power Supply: 306 g ( = 10.79 oz / 0.67 pounds)
Price
1850 Euro

 

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Average Score: 81.72% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 77%, features: 63%, display: 86% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 AMD TFF_00028

84.9% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 laptop review: New AMD processor and more endurance | Notebookcheck
Microsoft presents the 4th generation of the Surface laptop, again offering the larger 15-inch model also with a special AMD Ryzen processor besides the Intel CPUs. Otherwise nothing much has changed, and Microsoft continues to forgo modern connections such as Thunderbolt.
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-inch, AMD) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
Of course, there's still plenty of room for improvement. I'd love to see a Surface Laptop with thinner bezels, a more diverse selection of ports, and a better webcam. It would have been great to see Microsoft figure out a way to include the latest Ryzen 5000-series mobile CPUs, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 Review: Working out the kinks
Source: Mobile Syrup English
So, where does that leave the Surface Laptop 4? It’s a great laptop and a solid option for anyone wanting a high-end, premium experience. If great build quality is important to you, you’ll love the Surface Laptop 4. Value hunters seeking to get the most performance for their dollar may be better off looking for a cheaper option from another manufacturer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-inch review: Better battery in an overly familiar update
Source: CNet English
Toss in some wonky USB-C and touchscreen behavior I experienced -- they both stopped working until a random reboot fairy sprinkled some magic dust on them -- and it's hard to place the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 in the top tier of models we've tested over the past couple of years. But you'll probably be perfectly happy with it, especially if your IT department buys it for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Surface Laptop 4 review: Microsoft returns to form with a solid notebook
Source: PC World English
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 4 (Ryzen 7) is undoubtedly a solid offering compared to other laptops in this generation. Its design is as good as ever, and while its performance is mixed, it often finishes at the top of the heap. Battery life, has improved, even if you’ll find that Microsoft has sneakily lowered the screen brightness when running on battery power. It remains premium-priced, but you get a lot for the money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Surface Laptop 4 review (15-inch): A bigger, better ultraportable
Source: Engadget English
You could look at the Surface Laptop 4 as a statement by Microsoft. It doesn't need to follow every single trend in the PC market, not when it already has very capable hardware. And when you look at just how solid the Laptop 4 is, I can see why the company made that choice. I'm just hoping that Microsoft is a bit less conservative with the next model. Sometimes, it’s okay to show off a bit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 87%
Surface Laptop 4 review: Microsoft returns to form with a solid notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 4 (Ryzen 7) is undoubtedly a solid offering compared to other laptops in this generation. Its design is as good as ever, and while its performance is mixed, it often finishes at the top of the heap. Battery life, has improved, even if you’ll find that Microsoft has sneakily lowered the screen brightness when running on battery power. It remains premium-priced, but you get a lot for the money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2021
Surface Laptop 4 review (15-inch): A bigger, better ultraportable
Source: Engadget English
Microsoft has played it safe with the Surface Laptop, but when it feels this good, maybe that's okay? While there are plenty of models from Dell, Asus, and HP that are flashier or more inventive, the Surface Laptop remains a solid performing, well-made device. With the option of either AMD Ryzen 4000-series chips, or new 11th gen Intel CPUs, it's a decent performer, and is paired with a great keyboard and screen. The XPS 13 and 15 are the closest competition, and if you're ambivalent about Windows, and new M1 Macbooks are excellent, but for a solid Windows machine that just works, the Surface Laptop 4 is here for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-Inch Review: Redemption
Source: The Verge English
On the other hand, even if the larger MacBook Pro is spectacular, there are some advantages the Laptop 4 will certainly retain (it runs Windows, and it’s built like a Surface Laptop) and some it will probably retain (it’ll likely be lighter than the MacBook Pro 16). And, of course, plenty of people need a laptop right now. In today’s market, among today’s 15-inch laptops, the Surface Laptop 4 is a pretty damn good buy. Microsoft didn’t change much about the outside — but on the inside, it really pulled through.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 Gets Mostly Positive Reviews: Stronger Battery, Special Ryzen Chip Hyped—Gaming Disappoints
Source: iTech Post English
SEA PC Mag, meanwhile, took the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 to a series of performance tests. While the laptop shows favorable results, it also becomes evident that it has some performance weaknesses, particularly on encoding files and gaming.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-inch, AMD) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
If only Microsoft hadn't stubbornly ignored some of the smaller problems plaguing the Surface Laptop series. There is only one USB Type-C port (without Thunderbolt support), the proprietary Surface Connect input is, well, proprietary, and the display bezels are long overdue for a buzzcut. These, you would think, are the easy things to fix. And yet, I close this largely positive review with the feeling that Microsoft was only a shake and a twist away from making the Surface Laptop 4 the laptop to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-Inch)
Source: PC Mag English
While it’s true that these alternatives offer more configuration options, they come with an added expense that’s not necessarily worth it for value-minded users, given the multi-threaded muscle that the Surface Laptop 4 can bring to bear. Neither of these alternatives offers ancillary advantages like a significantly better screen or a vastly more robust port selection, either. So the Surface Laptop 4 earns an Editors’ Choice award as the best general-purpose 15-inch laptop you can buy right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 goes big on battery life: We go hands-on
Source: CNet English
For all the buzz Microsoft's Surface tablets get, I've always thought the Surface Laptop was actually Microsoft's secret weapon. Since the Surface Laptop debuted in 2017, it's been a strong contender for the best all-purpose slim Windows laptop.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2021

Foreign Reviews

Microsofts schlanker XL-Dauerläufer
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2021
83% Surface Laptop 4 Recensione: Portatile Equilibrato E Dalla Lunga Autonomia
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 83%
86% Recensione Microsoft Surface Laptop 4
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 85%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 pollici con CPU AMD Ryzen 7
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2021
Test Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 - drogi, elegancki i wydajny. Kto powinien kupić ten laptop?
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High price; stylish design; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2021

Comment

AMD Vega 8 R4000: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1.750 MHz.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


R7 4980U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 2 cores clocked at 2 to 4.4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1950 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.00":

This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.562 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


81.72%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-05-13)