Laptops are at a great point right now because you no longer have to use a desktop computer to get that powerful performance as laptops now have the specs to deliver all the speed you need. This is especially the case with the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4. This new Surface Laptop has everything you need and more; the laptop has a few tiers that you can choose from, including an AMD Ryzen 5 4680U processor, an Intel Core i5, or you can go with the highest-end Intel Core i7 model. Thankfully, even the lowest iter model of the Surface Laptop 4 has 8GB of RAM. We’re hoping this trend follows and that brands are no longer offering 4GB of RAM on any of their devices simply because it’s not enough anymore.
You also get an SSD with the Surface Laptop, and you’re able to get up to 1TB of SSD storage on the higher-end model. With all these high-end specs, the Surface Laptop 4 can do everyday tasks such as browsing the web, and it’s great for media usages such as watching movies and TV shows. Going with a model that uses more RAM, and the Surface Laptop 4 can be used for photo-editing; this is especially the case for the 32GB model. Multitasking is no problem for the Surface Laptop 4. However, one part can take a hit during usage, and that would be the battery.
Microsoft is claiming up to 16 hours of battery life on certain models of their laptops, but that is completely dependent on your usage of the laptop. We think that those are numbers may be a bit too optimistic, and that’s why you’re going to need a reliable charger for the Surface Laptop. Included in the box with the Surface Laptop 4 is a Surface Connect charger, but that’s an old method of charging, and if you want a more accessible way of charging, we recommend going with a USB-C charger, and that’s what we’re covering in this guide.
RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
We’re starting with power banks you should consider using with the Surface Laptop 4, and that’s because the USB-C port had made it easier than ever to charge a laptop no matter where you are. With a Power Delivery power bank, you can be anywhere and charge your laptop without having to worry about where the closest outlet is. When it comes to the Power Delivery charging speed that you want to target, we recommend a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port, as that’s the most standard charge rate that most laptops can charge at. We would recommend 30W, but some laptops cannot charge even with 30W PD chargers via USB-C.
This RAVPower portable charger is one of the most reliable PD power banks that you can use to charge most USB-C chargeable laptops. The power bank has a 30,000mAh power capacity, and this is a lot of power, and basically one of the best capacities you could ask for when charging a laptop and should be able to keep your Surface Laptop 4 charged up for a few days. The charging power is not lacking either, as the power bank has a 90W USB-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge port. Even if you’re charging from both ports simultaneously, the USB-C PD port lowers its charging speed of 65W; this is still enough charging power to fast charge your Surface Laptop 4.
You can also recharge this RAVPower portable charger at 60W via a PD wall charger, but this power bank does not come with one. It does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable included in the box, though.
|RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W Power Delivery Power Bank PB232 Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/4.5A, 90W Max|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A, 18W Max|
|Max Output when using Both Ports||PD 65W + iSmart 18W, Total 83W Max|
|USB-C (Input)||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3A, 60W Max|
|Size||5.9 x 3.4 x 1 inches|
Excitrus 9,600mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Mini Power Bank
When it comes to power banks with higher Power Delivery charging speeds that range into the 30W or higher range, those types of power banks usually have high power capacities. This Excitrus portable charger takes a different approach as it has a 9,600mAh power capacity. Yet, the charger has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port that can charge most laptops. Along with the PD port, this power bank has a USB-A Quick Charge port and a standard 12W port.
There’s also the small size you get with the lowered power capacity, with the charger having a length of 4 inches and a width of 2 inches, which makes it easier to place the power bank into your pocket. The charger also has a digital display that shows the remaining power capacity you have left.
|Excitrus 9,600mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||3.6V-6.0V/3A | 6.0V-9.0V/2A | 9.0V-12.0V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-A Standard Port||5V/2.1A (10.5W)|
|Max Output||USB-C Power Delivery Port Alone: 45W |
When Charging Multiple Devices: 25W
|USB-C PD Input||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|Size||4.3 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches|
Crave PowerPack 50,000mAh 60W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
This Crave PowerPack may be a bit too much because this is likely one of the highest PD power banks that you find on the market as it has a 50,000mAh power capacity. That’s a lot of power that can keep your Surface Laptop 4 charged up for about a week straight if that’s the only device that you’re using to charge the laptop. Of course, with such a high capacity, you’re definitely able to charge to smartphones and tablets to full power while charging your Surface Laptop.
The ports match the power capacity on this power bank with the charger using two USB-C Power Delivery ports and two USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 ports. One of the Power Delivery ports has a 60W charging speed, and the other one has an 18W charge rate. You’re definitely going to want to use the 60W port to charge your laptop, and the 18W port is best for fast charging smartphones. The Crave PowerPack portable charger also comes with a 45W PD wall charger included in the box, as well as a USB-C to USB-C cable; you can use both to recharge the power bank at its max speed or you can use them to charge the Surface Laptop 4, too.
The Crave power bank is not the type of portable charger you’d hold and take with you for a long walk as the power bank is large and heavy. However, it’s useful for portability situations where you place it down and charge up your devices.
|Crave Powerpack 50,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 1||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A (18W)|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 2||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A (60W)|
|Both USB-A Ports||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Input 1||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A (18W)|
|USB-C Input 2||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|Size||8.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches|
CHOETECH 100W GaN Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
Wall chargers are a great improvement in Power Delivery charging because they’re smaller than the DC charging bricks that would come with older laptops. With modern PD chargers, most of them now use GaN, a technology that enables a wall charger to be smaller and can still output lots of charging power. This CHOETECH Dual Power Delivery wall charger is one of the most powerful ones to get as the charger has a 100W max power output and features dynamic charging via its two USB-C PD ports.
If you’re charging a single device with this wall charger, then you’re able to use 100W of charging power; this is tons of power that you can use to charge your Surface Laptop 4 at its max charging speed; you may also charge two devices at the same time, and each of the ports can output 45W. Therefore you can charge two laptops simultaneously.
|CHOETECH 100W GaN Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger PD6008 Specs|
|Each USB-C PD Port when Charging a Single Device||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/5.0A (100W)|
|Each Port when Charging Two Devices||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A (45W) |
(Max Output 90W)
|Size||2.7 x 2.5 x 1 inches|
Aukey 65W Omnia 65W GaN Power Delivery Wall Charger
There’s this Aukey Omnia 65W Dual PD wall charger on the lesser power side and lower price. Similar to the CHOETECH charger that we mentioned, this one also has two USB-C PD ports. However, the top USB-C port is the more powerful one that can output 65W when charging a single device, but when you’re charging two devices, the top port lowers to 45W; both charging speeds for the top port can charge the Surface Laptop 4. The bottom USB-C port can only output 18W no matter if you’re charging one or two devices. The wall charger itself is tiny and can easily fit into your pocket with its foldable plug.
|Aukey PA-B4 Omnia 65W Dual Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C PD Port 1||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-C PD Port 2||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Using Both Ports at the Same Time||45W + 18W = 63W Total Output|
|Input||AC 100-240V; 50 / 60Hz 1.5A Max|
|Size||2.0 x 2.0 x 1.1|
RAVPower 90W USB-C Power Delivery Dual Wall Charger
One other PD wall charger that we wanted to recommend is this RAVPower charger; this one has a 90W max output, and you’re able to make use of the full 90W of charging power if you’re only charging a single device. Charging two devices at the same time enables you to use 45W from each port, and the charger comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable included in the box that lets you start charging as soon as you get it.
|RAVPower PD Pioneer 90W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C PD Port 1||18W | 30W | 45W | 60W | 61W | 87W | 90W|
|USB-C PD Port 2||18W | 30W | 45W | 60W | 61W | 87W | 90W|
|Laptop + Laptop Charging||45W - 45W|
|Laptop + Phone Charging||60W - 30W|
|Input||AC100-240V, 50/60Hz 2.5A|
|Power Indicator||Blue LED|
|Size||2.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches|
Nekteck 45W Power Delivery Car Charger
Charging your Surface Laptop 4 while you’re driving sounds odd, but that’s what you’re able to do when it comes to USB-C PD charging. This Nekteck car charger is one of the few on the market with a Power Delivery port that can charge most laptops, as the PD port has a 45W charging speed. There is also a USB-A port on this car charger that has a 12W charging speed. Even if you’re charging two devices, charging power for the USB-C PD port won’t lower as the max output of this car charger is 57W, allowing you to use both ports at their max power.
This Nekteck car charger does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box that lets you start using the car charger right out of the box.
|Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A (45W)|
|Size||2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches|