The 2021 Surface Laptop 4 13.5” features the 15W AMD Zen 2 Architecture 6-core AMD Ryzen 5-4680U Microsoft Surface Edition up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1185G7 with the boost speed up to 4.80 GHz. While the 2020 Surface Laptop Go features the 15W 10th Generation Intel Ice Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G1 with the boost speed up to 3.60 GHz.
If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 13.5″ Surface Laptop 4 13.5” (2021) and the 12.45″ Surface Laptop Go (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.
Surface Laptop 4 13.5” vs. Surface Laptop Go: Specs Comparison
Better performance - It’s now 70% faster than Surface Laptop 3.
New color - Now available in Matte Black, Platinum, Sandstone, and a new Ice Blue.
11th Gen Intel or AMD 4000 processors - The 13.5-inch model now available in both AMD and Intel processors.
Longer Battery Life - Up to 19 hours on AMD Ryzen™ R5 models and 17 hours on Intel® Core™ i5 models.
Dolby Atmos® Audio - Deliver rich, full-range, and accurate spatial sound from its stereo Omnisonic speakers.
The most affordable Surface Laptop
Starting at $549.99, the Surface Laptop Go set a new premium standard for the affordable ultrabook. It has a beautiful 12.45-inch display with touch and inking supports. It's a great laptop for students and business users who looking for a simple yet perfect portable laptop for their mobile productivity.
The Lightest Surface Laptop
It weighs at only 2.45 pounds easy to carry around while having the same comfort in typing with a full-size keyboard with a large precision trackpad.
All the same ports
It has all the necessary ports you need in everyday uses, from the full-size USB-A to USB-C, headphone jack, and Surface Connect as you can found on Surface Laptop 3.
It comes with the same powerful 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Core i5 processor, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.
It is available in Platinum, Sandstone, and Ice Blue.
13-hours battery life Large glass trackpad Fast Charging Fingerprint Power Button Dual far-field studio mics OmniSonic speakers
Here are some noticeable downsides of Surface Laptop Go:
No backlit key.
No Inking support.
No IR camera for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
No Fingerprint reader on the entry configuration.
The base section made from Polycarbonate instead of Aluminum.
Using Intel UHD Graphics instead of Intel Iris Plus Graphics.
Low screen resolution (148 PPI).
Surface Laptop 4 13.5”
Surface Laptop Go
Introduced: April 13, 2021
Released: April 13, 2021
Introduced: October 1, 2020
Pre-ordered: October 1, 2020
Released: October 13, 2020
AMD Ryzen 5 8GB 256GB Platinum Only
AMD Ryzen 5 16GB 256GB Platinum Only
Intel Core i5 8GB 512GB
Intel Core i5 16GB 512GB
Intel Core i7 16GB 512GB
Intel Core i7 32GB 1TB Matte Black Only
For Consumer (Windows 10 Home):
$549.99 - i5 | 4GB | 64GB eMMC | No Fingerprint | Platinum only
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