Almost a year after the arrival of Surface Book 3, Microsoft would be about to release a new generation of its laptop. This would have the right to a new design, with an unpleasant surprise.
According to a patent discovered by our Windows Central colleagues, the new Surface Book 4 would not have a detachable screen, unlike the Surface Book 3 we were able to test. In fact, as seen in the image below, the new model would have a new hinge similar to the HP Elite Folio and HP Specter Folio.
In fact, rather than being able to detach the screen, the Surface Book 4’s new design would tilt its 14-inch screen forward or backward, like a Surface Studio. Furthermore, it would be possible to put the flat screen above the keyboard to use the computer in tablet format.
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The fact that the screen is no longer detachable isn’t necessarily bad news for Microsoft’s future computer. In fact, since Surface Book 3 can be turned into a tablet by removing the screen, all important components such as the battery or processor must be behind the screen.
From now on, Microsoft will again be able to put these components behind the keyboard, as is the case with a traditional computer. The Surface Book 4 could then enjoy better autonomy thanks to this space saving, but also better performance, as the processor will be easier to cool down. Also, the screen should suddenly be brighter than the previous model, which will make your computer easier to use.
A more traditional design could also allow Microsoft to reduce the starting price, which was set at 1,799 euros in Surface Book 3. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft’s future computer is expected to be compatible with Windows 11, the new version of the operating system from the American giant. . Microsoft always organizes an event in the fall, usually in October., and could therefore take this opportunity to announce the Surface Book 4.
Source: Windows Central