In addition to the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft also announced the refreshment on its 2-in-1 laptop with Surface Pro 8. The device will undoubtedly replace the Surface Pro 7, which was launched in 2019.
Two years apart from the Surface Pro 7, the Surface Pro 8 delivers lots of updates. The design is also fresher. In the design sector, the Surface Pro 8 now adopts the Surface Pro X design. It looks more contemporary with a very thin screen bezel.
The screen panel is also the same. The Surface Pro 8 comes with a 13-inch PixelSense Flow display. It is more extensive compared to Surface Pro 7, which measures 12.3 inches.
The screen resolution of the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is 2880 x 1920 pixels. Unlike the Surface Pro X, the Surface Pro 8 screen supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This display also supports Dolby Vision and Adaptive Color.
Another main distinction between the two is that the Surface Pro 8 screen now supports Microsoft’s latest stylus pen, the Surface Slim Pen 2.
On the specs, Microsoft prepares various configurations for the Surface Pro 8. All rely on an 11th Generation Intel Core processor.
For those who want to endeavor for more powerful graphics performance for creative content, they can choose the Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 models with Intel Iris Xe graphics cards. The 2-in-1 laptop will also be running Windows 11 as the operating system. For battery life, the Surface Pro 8 can be used for up to about 16 hours.
Surface Pro 8 is equipped with optional LTE support and WiFi 6. Users can also find a 5-megapixel front camera with IR that supports Windows Hello and a 10-megapixel rear camera. For connectivity, the Surface Pro 8 is the first Surface Pro generation to provide two Thunderbolt 4 ports.
Price and Availability
With its mesmerizing specs, the price tag of the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is quite reasonable at $ 1099. Availability in the market has started on October 5, 2021, which coincides with the release of Windows 11.