Surface Pro 8: News, Price, Release Date, and Specs

Everything you need to know about the new Surface Pro

The 8th generation Microsoft Surface device hit store shelves in October 2021. The new 13" Surface Pro comes with Windows 11, has dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, and is said to be more than twice as fast as the Pro 7.

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When Was the Surface Pro 8 Released?

Some reports originally targeted the first half of this year, but the Surface Pro 8 was confirmed at the Microsoft Surface Event on September 22, along with other products like the Surface Go 3. It became available for purchase on October 5, 2021.

You can order the Surface Pro 8 from Microsoft's website.

Surface Pro 8 Price

There are eight configurations to choose from. Depending on the processor, memory, and storage you pick, the Surface Pro 8 ranges in price from $1,099.99 to $2,599.99.

Platinum and Graphite are the color options. Not all configurations are available in Graphite.

Surface Pro 8 Features

The new 13" Surface Pro has a battery life of up to 16 hours and includes 11th Gen Intel Core processors, dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, Wi-Fi 6, and built-in storage and charging for Slim Pen.

It supports Microsoft Pen Protocol and tactile signals from Surface Slim Pen 2, as well as Surface Pro Signature Keyboard and Pro X Keyboard.

Surface Pro 4 and newer run Windows 10. The Surface Pro 8 ships with Windows 11, making it one of the first devices to arrive with Microsoft's newest OS preinstalled. Windows 11 offers, among other things, a major visual overhaul.

Surface Pro 8 Specs and Hardware

There's a 5MP front camera, 10MP 4K rear camera, and two studio mics. It's available in Platinum and Graphite colors.

As you can see, unlike the Surface Pro 7, this one doesn't have a 4G RAM option, but there is a 32 GB version (twice as much as the Pro 7's max configuration) if you opt for the higher-end model.

Dimensions: 11.3 in x 8.2 in x 0.37 in (287mm x 208mm x 9.3mm)
Display: 13” PixelSense / 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI) / up to 120Hz refresh rate (60Hz default) / 3:2 aspect ratio
Memory: 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB (LPDDR4x RAM)
Processor: Quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 / quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7
OS: Windows 11 Home
Sensors: Accelerometer / gyroscope / magnetometer / ambient color sensor
Battery life: Up to 16 hrs
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics (i5, i7)
Connections: 2 USB-C with USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 4 / 3.5mm headphone jack / 1 Surface Connect port / Surface Type Cover port
Cameras: Windows Hello face authentication / 5MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video / 10MP rear camera with autofocus and 4K video
Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax / Bluetooth 5.1
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The Latest News About Surface Pro 8

You can get more laptop, and tablet news from Lifewire; below are some other news stories and earlier rumors regarding the new Surface Pro:

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