The Surface Laptop 4 is Microsoft’s latest mainstream notebook which features pretty much the same design from last year and a bump in specifications. It continues to be available in 13.5-inch and 15-inch sizes and a minimalistic look with a thin and light design. The new Surface Laptop 4 is powered by the latest 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors or AMD’s Ryzen 4000 CPUs made specifically for the Surface series. The laptop is available with a standard aluminum finish, or you can go for the premium Alcantara fabric finish on the keyboard deck.
In our testing of the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 4 running on an Intel CPU, we concluded it’s an excellent laptop despite carrying over the same design as last year. It offers a good combination of solid build quality and great performance. We only wish it had a Thunderbolt 4 port instead of a standard USB-C. However, it does offer the ability to connect an external display and hook up a dongle or a USB Type-C hub to expand connectivity options.
If you’re planning to buy the Surface Laptop 4 (specifically the 13.5-inch model) or have already got one, we have some case recommendations that can help you protect it and ensure it lasts longer.
- The Walnew protective soft sleeve comes with a faux leather exterior and fabric finish on the inside with a dual pocket envelope design. The main compartment can fit your laptop while the front pocket can be used to stow accessories. It also comes with a built-in mouse pad for when you’re working on the go.
These are some of the best cases and sleeves for the Surface Laptop 4, and our pick would be the ProCase Protective case as it features a rugged design that can protect your laptop from all sorts of bumps and scratches. Additionally, those feet at the bottom ensure the laptop gets sufficient airflow from the bottom. Microsoft has a bunch of laptops under its Surface lineup, and we have a roundup of the best ones over here. We also a recommended list of the best laptops that you should buy in 2021.