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8.1/10
Informr score
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 15 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows
Processor
4.2 GHz
Screen Size
13"
Camera
10+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gizmodo

Microsoft isn’t reinventing the wheel (or, in this case, detachable laptops) with the , but the company has been quite clever when it comes to choosing which elements to reuse from previous systems and w My only wish is that it was a bit more affordable, though for what you get, it’s hard to dock Mi...

- Sam Rutherford, Gizmodo
Yahoo Tech

I’ve been a fan of the Surface Pro line for years, and the Surface Pro 8 is no different. Yes, it’s absolutely ridiculous that Microsoft doesn’t include a keyboard with it and lists the price as $1,099, when you need to drop an extra $179 on the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard. Still, the benefits ou...

- Daniel Howley, Yahoo Tech
PCWorld

On paper, the Surface Pro 8 looks like an excellent upgrade to Microsoft’s tablet lineup. We’re still not sure why it underperforms the competition in some regards, delivering wildly inconsistent benchmark results.

- Mark Hachman, PCWorld
Good Gear Guide

On paper, the Surface Pro 8 looks like an excellent upgrade to Microsoft's tablet lineup. We're still not sure why it underperforms the competition in some regards, delivering wildly inconsistent benchmark results.

- Mark Hachman, Good Gear Guide
Engadget

The Surface Pro is incrementally better in its eighth generation, with a fast-refreshing screen, much-requested Thunderbolt 4 support and a return to long battery life. But it’s also more expensive than ever, with a $350 higher starting price that effectively wipes out any price advantage it once ha...

- D. Wollman, Engadget


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Screen Size
13"

The Microsoft Surface Pro 8's screen size is 13 inches with 1920 x 2880 pixels resolution.

Processor
4.2 GHz

There is a Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad-core 4.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Windows 11 Home operating system (OS).

Camera
10+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 10+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
128/256/ 512 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
51.5WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 51.5 WHr battery.

Surface Pro 8 Specs

Overview
Release date October 5, 2021
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Networks
No
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows 11 Home

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Processor Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad-core 4.2 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/ 512 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 51.5 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Graphite, Platinum,
Dimensions [H x W x D] 28.7 x 20.8 x 0.93 cm (11.3 x 8.2 x 0.4 in)
Weight 889 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1920 x 2880 pixels
Pixel density 267 pixels
Size 13 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120Hz refresh rate
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging IM
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
10+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments

Other variations:

Intel Core i7 model
Processor: Intel Core i7 Quad-core
RAM: 16/32GB
Storage: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD

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