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Microsoft Surface Pro 8
Microsoft Surface Pro 8
Microsoft Surface Pro 8

Informr score
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 18 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
4.2 GHz
Screen Size
10+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Technically Well

The Surface Pro 8 tablet features fast performance and a beautiful 13” display in a thin and sleek design. Two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports give you flexibility for docking with an external monitor and charging. Battery life should get you through most of your day. While the keyboard is comfortable to...

- Ryan, Technically Well

Microsoft's Surface line has come a long way, and nothing demonstrates that more than the new design shown off in the Surface Pro 8. A pleasing design, stylish to boot, offering incredible productivity, but there's a downside: this is very expensive, and - without spending up on accessories - you ge...

- Chris Rowland, Ausdroid

Now in its 8th edition, the Surface Pro is absolutely a mature platform that you can confidently purchase as a great solution to your portable productivity needs. The increase in display size has really helped Surface more accurately compete with products from competitors and while it may not seem l...

- Jason Cartwright, techAU

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

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Screen Size

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

4.2 GHz

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


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

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.
128/256/512 GB

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


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

Surface Pro 8 Specs

Release Date October 5, 2021
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
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
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Memory Expansion Slot No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
10+ Megapixels
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
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
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
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 (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
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
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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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