Microsoft Surface Pro 8 with 13-inch 120Hz touchscreen, 11th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7 processor, Thunderbolt 4 announced

During a launch event yesterday, Microsoft announced their next generation Surface Pro 8 2-in-1 tablet PC along with the Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Pro X. The newest Surface Pro 8 is built on the Intel Evo platform, featuring an upgraded 13-inch PixelSense touchscreen, and it is powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

The Surface Pro 8’s display is a significant upgrade over the previous generation, with a larger 13-inch PixelSense Flow Display that has a resolution of 2880 x 1920, a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, with Adaptive Color Technology and Dolby Vision support. Powering the device is either a 11th Gen Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor, up to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, up to 1TB of SSD storage and of course, runs Windows 11 out-of-the-box.

Microsoft added two Thunderbolt 4 this time around, along with Dolby Atmos sound, dual far-field Studio mics, a 5MP front-facing camera and a 10MP-4K rear-facing camera. According to Microsoft, the Surface Pro 8 has a battery life that is rated at up to 16 hours with regular use.


Display Screen: 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display
Resolution: 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI)
Up to 120Hz refresh rate
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
GPU Ink Acceleration
Dolby Vision support
Processor Quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor
Quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 Processor
Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (i5, i7)
Memory 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (LPDDR4x RAM)
Connections 2 × USB-C with USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4
3.5mm headphone jack
1 × Surface Connect port
Surface Type Cover port
Security Firmware TPM chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
SSD options 128GB or 256GB 512GB or 1TB
Cameras, video and audio Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video
Dual far-field Studio Mics
2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
Wireless WiFi 6: 802.11ax compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
Battery capacities Battery Capacity Nominal (WH) 51.5Wh
Sensors Accelerometer
Ambient Colour Sensor (brightness and colour)
Dimensions 287 mm × 208 mm × 9.3 mm
Weight 889 g (1.96 lbs)

It comes in two colours – Platinum and Graphite, and the pricing is as follows:

  • Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $1099.99 (Approx. Rs. 81,070)
  • Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $1199.99 (Approx. Rs. 88,440)
  • Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $1399.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,03,181)
  • Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $1399.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,03,181)
  • Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $1599.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,17,921)
  • Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $1899.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,40,031)
  • Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $2199.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,62,142)
  • Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $2599.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,91,622)

It is already available to order in most markets and will ship starting from October 5th. It will launch in India sometime in early 2022.