The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 has not been officially announced yet but some rumors hinted that Microsoft may be this year introduce the new Surface Pro 8, it can be possible because it’s been 2 years ago the Surface Pro 7 announced and there are new intel chips are ready to fit in the new model.
Microsoft Surface Pro tablets are very popular with students and business persons who travel more. They offer laptop level performance. If you want to work on a laptop then you just need to attach a keyboard and you are good to go, you will start using the laptop and get work done. So in this article we will talk about the Microsoft Surface Pro 8: Release date, Price, Specs and more. We don’t know about what actually Microsoft changed in the new Surface pro, we assume that it will be similar.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8: Release date
According to some leaks, The Surface Pro 8 will likely be announced in Microsoft’s upcoming event in September.
If Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 8 in their event in September or early October, then it will likely start shipping a few weeks later.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8: Price
According to leaks, the pricing of the Surface Pro 8 is likely to remain the same as the Surface Pro 7.
As always, the Surface Pen and Surface Type Cover will not be included in these prices, you need to separately buy these accessories and these accessories cost between $100 to $230.
Let’s talk about the previous Surface Pro 7’s pricing, it starts from $749 for the core i3 model to over $2,000 for the core i7 model depending on ram, processor and storage you choose, we expect that the New Surface Pro 8 will be similar to the Surface Pro 7 in price.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8: Specifications
Microsoft has not announced the Surface Pro 8 yet, we don’t know the actual specifications, we expect that the overall concept is similar.
|Operating system||Windows 11 (Home or Pro)|
|Display||12.7- to 13-inch PixelSense, 3:2 aspect ratio|
|Memory||8GB, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||128GB to 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD|
|Processor||11th Gen Intel Core i3-1125G4 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1155G7 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 or i7-1195G7|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics (i3) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (i5, i7)|
|Rear camera||8MP autofocus (1080p)|
|Front camera||5MP (1080p)|
|Security||TPM 2.0 Windows Hello face authentication camera|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.x Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax|
|Ports||One USB-C One USB-A One microSDXC One Surface Connect+ Surface Keyboard connector 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Battery||Up to 15 hours|
|Weight||i3, i5: 1.70 pounds (775g) i7: 1.74 pounds (790g)|
Microsoft Surface Pro 8: Features
The changes to this new Surface Pro come with a few hardware bumps, there are no details yet on any new potential features that differentiate the new Surface Pro 8 from the Pro 7.
According to leaks, the future versions of the Type Cover will have a dedicated speaker that improves the overall audio.
Also, taken from a US patent that Microsoft filed, we know there might be a Type Cover in the works that could be powered with solar panels to charge up the Surface pro during use. One or more could be available with the pro 8.
Rumors suggested that the Surface Pro 8 will most likely come with Windows 11.
Surface Pro 8 what to expect ?
Currently it’s unknown whether Microsoft will redesign the new Surface Pro 8. However, there are some areas where we can expect and some rumors suggested that what to anticipate, including:
- New processors: Intel 11th Gen U-series
- No more 4GB RAM model
- Similar, but refined hardware design, e.g. rounded display corners
- Removable SSD (like Surface Pro X and Surface Laptop designs)
- Larger display — The display may be close to 12.7 to 13inches and thinner bezels resulting in the same footprint but more screen.