Microsoft launched a major upgrade to its Surface Pro line at its 22 September event in the Surface Pro 8.
The Surface Pro 8 offers a variety of impressive upgrades including a larger 13in display with a 120Hz refresh rate and narrower bezels, a 16-hour battery life, new 11th-gen Intel Core i5-1135G7, and Core i7-1185G7 processors, and more powerful cameras.
Here’s everything there is to know about Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 if you want to dive into the specs.
The premium 2-in-1 launched alongside a variety of other Surface devices including a new Surface Go 3, Surface Duo 2 foldable, Surface Pro X (2021) and a brand new ultra-premium Surface Laptop Studio.
See everything Microsoft announced at its September event.
Here we’re taking a look at where you can buy the new Surface Pro 8, UK and US pricing and any early bird deals if we spot any!
Release date: When does the Surface Pro 8 go on sale?
The Pro 8 is available to pre-order now in the UK and US. The 2-in-1 releases on 5 October in the US and 28 October in the UK.
In India, the Pro 8 is expected in early 2022, though we can’t see a solid date just yet.
Where to buy the Microsoft Surface Pro 8
The Microsoft Store is the most obvious place to pick up the new Surface Pro, but Microsoft has confirmed other retailers, which we’ve listed below. We can’t see availability just yet, but we’re sure this will change as we move closer to the release date.
We expect the following US retailers to offer the Surface Pro 8, as they all currently offer the Surface Pro 7:
How much does the Surface Pro 8 cost?
The Surface Pro 8 is available in a variety of configurations with prices starting at £999/$1099.99.
Surface Pro 8 with Core i5 prices
- 8GB RAM + 128GB SSD – £999/$1099.99
- 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD – £1,099/$1,199.99
- 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD – £1,299/$1,399.99
- 16GB RAM + 256GB SSD – £1,299/$1,399.99
Surface Pro 8 with Core i7 prices
- 16GB RAM + 256GB SSD – £1,499/$1,599.99
- 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD – £1,779/$1,899.99
- 16GB RAM + 1TB SSD – £2,059/$2,199.99
- 32GB RAM + 1TB SSD – $2,599.99 (US only)
Microsoft has done away with the Core i3 entry-level model, bumping it up to the Core i5. The starting price also gets a £100/$100 bump compared to the equivalent Core i5 Surface Pro 7 model.
You’ll still need to buy the Type Cover keyboard and the newly introduced Slim Pen separately, however. See all accessories available for the Surface Pro.
We’re comparing all the best Surface devices if you want to see how the Surface Pro 8 may slot in with the rest of the pack. Plus, with the launch of the 8 Pro. prices on the 7 Pro are dropping significantly, catch up on the best Surface deals in our separate round-up.
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