Microsoft Surface Pro 8, Surface Slim Pen 2 Launched: The first product that Microsoft launched during its Surface event was the Surface Pro 8. This is the biggest upgrade to the Surface Pro lineup since the Surface Pro 3. It comes with a 120Hz display, Thunderbolt 4 support, an upgraded Surface Slim Pen 2, and much more. This is the first Surface to come with Intel Evo certification. Let’s take a detailed look at the new Surface Pro 8 2-in-1. Also Read - Best laptops to buy under Rs 35,000 in October 2021: Asus VivoBook 15, Avita PURA, more
Microsoft Surface Pro 8: Price, availability
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 starts at $1,099.99 (approximately Rs 81,203) and goes up to $2,599.99 (approximately Rs 1,91,935). It will be made available in the US and select other markets on October 5, with the launch of Windows 11. The company has not revealed, when it will be making this device available in the Indian market. Also Read - Arm-based notebook PC processor market could grow to $949 million in 2021
Microsoft Surface Pro 8: Specifications
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 sports a 13-inch PixelSense Flow Display with support for Dolby Vision and Adaptive Color Technology. The display will run at 60Hz by default, but will jump to 120Hz dynamically for touch or stylus tasks. It is powered by 11th-gen Intel quad-core processors paired with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB SSD storage. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 30,000 in October 2021: Lenovo V14, ASUS VivoBook 14, more
With the Surface Pro 8, Microsoft finally brings support for Thunderbolt 4, via two USB Type-C ports. With help of Thunderbolt 4, you can connect the Surface Pro 8 to multiple 4K displays or even use an external GPU. Apart from the two USB Type-C posts, come with the usual Surface Connect port for charging.
The new Surface Pro Signature Keyboard comes with the new Surface Slim Pen 2. This is a similar combo you will find with the Surface Pro X. However, the new Surface Pro Signature Keyboard and the Surface Slim Pen 2 are much more advanced than the earlier combo.
The stylus charges in the keyboard base. It also comes with a built-in haptic motor, which the company claims to replicate the feeling of writing on paper. The new Surface Slim Pen 2 features reduced latency and better precision, with a redesigned tip.