Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 ditches AMD processors, reversing battery life

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5

Microsoft’s new generation of notebook  Surface Laptop 5 was released this month. The processor was upgraded from the previous generation Intel 11th-generation Core to the 12th-generation Core. This device also comes with a new green colour option. However, it does not have an AMD processor version. According to Tom’s Guide, Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 seems to be “reversing” in terms of battery life. The tests reveal that the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 with the AMD R7 4980U has a battery life of  12 hours and 4 minutes. This includes web browsing, playing video games and OpenGL tests. The test has the brightness set to 150 nits and is connected to Wi-Fi.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5

When testing the Surface Laptop 5 with Intel i7-1255U under the same conditions, the battery life was only 9 hours and 50 minutes. This is 2 hours and 14 minutes worse than the previous generation. Microsoft previously said that the Ryzen 4000 Surface Edition is optimized for Surface Laptop 4. But, abandoning AMD in Surface Laptop 5 is equivalent to giving up an advantage.

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However, the Intel i7-1255U scored 1674 (single-core) and 8709 (multi-core) in Cinebench 5.4. This is significantly higher than the AMD R7 4980U’s 1173 (single-core) and 6748 (multi-core). It seems that the price of performance improvement may be battery life.

The following is a comparison of the parameters of the two models:

Surface Laptop 5 Surface Laptop 4
CPU Intel Core i7-1255U AMD Ryzen 7 4980U (Microsoft Surface Edition)
graphics card Intel Iris Xe AMD Radeon Vega graphics (Integrated)
Memory 16GB LPDDR5x 16GB LPDDR4-4266
hard disk 512GB SSD PCIe NVMe SSD 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
display 15-inch, 2496 x 1664 touchscreen 15-inch, 2496 x 1664 touchscreen
Internet connection Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 and Bluetooth 5.2 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 200 and Bluetooth 5
interface Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
Camera 720p IR 720p IR
Battery 47.4 WHr 47.4 WHr
charger 65 W 65 W
operating system Windows 11 Home Windows 10 Home
size 339.5 x 244 x 14.7 mm 339.5 x 244 x 14.7 mm
weight 1.54 kg 1.54 kg
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