Microsoft tends to update their Surface lineup on an irregular schedule, not necessarily following the updated CPUs that are generally announced on a mostly annual cadence. Today Microsoft is announcing an updated Surface Laptop, dubbed the Surface Laptop 4, and brings the hardware up to date, somewhat at least. Also, with the explosion in video conferencing as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the company is also announcing a slew of accessories to improve the Microsoft Teams experience.
Surface Laptop 4: Intel Tiger Lake and Custom AMD Processors
Microsoft’s update schedule often means their products linger in the market with specifications that are no longer current. Perhaps no product has felt that more than the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, especially the AMD version, which launched...
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Jarred Walton on 2/4/2010
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Jarred Walton on 1/7/2010
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What happens when you take a dual-core desktop Atom, add in NVIDIA's ION, and you stuff it into a 12" chassis? You get the ASUS 1201N, an interesting piece...
Jarred Walton on 12/24/2009
Pine Trail and Pineview are being unveiled today. We have separate coverage of the desktop parts, but how does Pineview fair in the mobile world? Find out as we...
Jarred Walton on 12/21/2009
We've reviewed quite a few laptops from ASUS over the years; some were good and some were merely okay. The latest mobile salvo from ASUS changes what we expect...
Jarred Walton on 12/15/2009
The HP Mini 311 is one of the first netbooks to ship with NVIDIA's ION platform. The question everyone's asking is: does ION improve the netbook experience? The answer...
Jarred Walton on 11/22/2009
We give our initial impressions of the ASUS UL80Vt, the first in what promises to be a long line of Windows 7 laptops. The bar has just been set.
Jarred Walton on 10/24/2009
One of the most popular mobile form factors, thin and light laptops need to carefully balance features, performance, and design. The Dell Studio 14z is one of the better...
Jarred Walton on 10/20/2009
Unlike desktops, it's not currently possible to get a notebook that wins every benchmark, but we have three of the fastest currently available notebooks and we'll show you where...
Jarred Walton on 10/14/2009
Take one part netbook, one part MacBook Air, and add in some other ingredients… but what we want to know is, will it blend?
Jarred Walton on 10/6/2009
Core i7 officially migrates to the mobile market with today's launch of Clarksfield. If your current notebook isn't fast enough, perhaps this shiny new processor will help.
Jarred Walton on 9/23/2009
What's the best OS for your laptop? Does your choice of operating system affect battery life? How does it affect overall performance? Today we have numbers showing just how...
Jarred Walton on 9/21/2009
With all of the press on Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage processors we're not seeing much traction from the OEMs. ASUS attempts to break the mold as...
Anand Shimpi & Laura Johnston on 9/14/2009
Many people have looked at web browser performance in one aspect or another, but does your choice of browser impact laptop battery life? Let's find out.
Jarred Walton on 9/11/2009
Acer's Aspire One 751h bumps the screen size up to 11.6", along with changing the CPU and chipset to more power friendly versions. Fundamentally it's still a netbook, but...
Jarred Walton on 9/3/2009
Gigabyte's latest netbook offering seeks for convergence between netbooks and nettops by including a docking station and a few other extras. We look at how well it meets the...
Jarred Walton on 8/27/2009