23 Sep 2021: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 launched with improved design and hardware
Alongside the Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Duo 2 smartphone, Microsoft has launched its Surface Pro 8 laptop-cum-tablet. It carries a starting price-tag of $1,099.99 (roughly Rs. 81,200) and is up fro pre-orders in select markets. The device boasts an improved design, a 120Hz display, 11th-generation Intel Core processors, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, up to 16 hours of battery life, and Windows 11 support.
Design and display: The device has a QHD+ screen, 10MP rear camera
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 features a sleek rectangular screen with slim bezels. It sports a 5MP front-facing camera and a 10MP rear snapper. The device bears a 13.0-inch QHD+ (2880x1920 pixels) 'PixelSense Flow' display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, an aspect ratio of 3:2, Dolby Vision, and 10-point multi-touch support. It is offered in Platinum and Graphite color options.
Fact: Surface Slim Pen 2 provides ultra-low latency and pen-like feedback
The Surface Pro 8 is compatible with the new Surface Slim Pen 2 which packs a haptic motor and offers ultra-low latency as well as "the natural feeling of pen on paper." The stylus can be stored and charged in the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard.
Internals: It is loaded with up to 1TB of SSD storage
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 draws power from up to 11th-generation Intel Core i7-1185G7 processors, paired with Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and a removable 128GB or 256GB SSD option. It runs on the latest Windows 11 Home OS and packs a 51.5Wh battery which is said to last up to 16 hours.
Connectivity: It has two Thunderbolt 4 ports
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is equipped with two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports which enable users to connect multiple 4K monitors, an e-GPU, or a high-speed external storage. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Surface Connect port, 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and dual far-field studio mics. For wireless connectivity, it offers support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Fact: Microsoft Surface Pro 8: Pricing and availability
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 starts at $1,099.99 (roughly Rs. 81,200). The Surface Pro Signature Keyboard and Surface Slim Pen 2 cost $179.99 (approximately Rs. 13,270) and $129.99 (around Rs. 9,600), respectively. The laptop-cum-tablet will go on sale from October 5 onwards in select markets.
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