Microsoft Surface Pro 8

Microsoft Surface Pro 8
$1,099.99
Brand: Microsoft
Category: Windows Tablet
  • Display: 13 inches, 2880 x 1920 pixels
  • Chipset: Intel Core i5 11th Gen 1135G7
  • RAM: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (LPDDR4x RAM)
  • OS: Windows 11 Home
  • Battery: 6626 mAh
  • Released Date: 22-09-2021

Specifications

General

Device Type Windows Tablet
Model Microsoft Surface Pro 8
Released September, 2021
Status Available

Design

Dimensions 287 x 208 x 9.3 mm
Weight 891 g
Colors Graphite, Platinum

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) PixelSense Flow Display, LCD
Size 13 inches
Resolution 2880 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 267 ppi
Features Up to 120Hz refresh rate, 3:2 aspect ratio, Adaptive Color, Dolby Vision support

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Windows 11 Home
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Intel Core i5 11th Gen 1135G7 (10 nm)
CPU Quad-core, 4200 MHz, 64-bit
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel Iris Xe Graphics
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (LPDDR4x RAM)
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB (Removable SSD options)
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
Audio Technology Dolby Atmos

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 6626 mAh
Battery Life Up to 16 hours of typical device usage
Charging No

Camera

Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 10 MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Video 1080p HD and 4K video recording capabilities
Camera Features Windows Hello face authentication, Autofocus, Studio Mics
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6); MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
USB 2 x USB-C with USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews We notice notable upgrades, such as a 10-megapixel rear camera capable of 4K video, a 5-megapixel front camera for high-quality Zoom calls, and the addition of two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, enhancing connectivity options. The detachable keyboard cover cleverly conceals the bottom bezel when used as a laptop, providing a versatile user experience.
- The Verge
User Reviews 2 I've found that it truly excels as a 2-in-1 device, seamlessly transitioning between a powerful laptop and a versatile tablet. The design is sleek, and the keyboard, which magnetically attaches, adds to the overall portability.
- Mike O'Brien
User Reviews 3 I've observed significant enhancements in design and functionality. The anodized aluminum finish in platinum or graphite gives it a fresh and appealing look. The larger 13-inch display with reduced bezels adds to the visual appeal, and the kickstand design remains, though it can still be a bit cumbersome.
- MobileTechReview
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Powerful Intel Core i5 or i7 processor options.
- Touchscreen with 10-point multi-touch for versatile usage.
- Reasonable battery life of up to 16 hours under typical usage.
Cons:
- No microSD card slot for additional storage expansion.
- Relatively higher cost compared to alternatives.
- Shorter battery life when using the higher 120Hz refresh rate.

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

7.8
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 7 / 10

Microsoft Surface Pro 8, is a 2-in-1 marvel that seamlessly combines the power of a laptop with the versatility of a tablet.

The star of the show is the 13-inch PixelSense Flow Display, boasting a remarkable 120Hz refresh rate and a crisp 2880 x 1920 resolution for a responsive and fluid user experience.

Performance Pinnacle: Driven by Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and backed by 8GB to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, the Surface Pro 8 promises commendable speed and smooth multitasking.

Thunderbolt 4 support enhances connectivity for effortless file transfers and peripheral connections.

Visual Feast: Dolby Vision support elevates visual content, ensuring vibrant colors and sharp contrasts. The touchscreen, featuring 10-point multi-touch, enhances adaptability for various tasks.

Endurance and Adaptability: The tablet boasts up to 16 hours of typical usage, with Adaptive Color and Dolby Vision support optimizing power consumption.

However, the higher refresh rate may impact battery life, offering around 8.5 hours.

Premium Design and Practicality: Wrapped in a sleek anodized aluminum finish, the Surface Pro 8's 2-in-1 form factor seamlessly transitions between laptop and tablet modes.

The detachable keyboard cover adds a touch of practical brilliance.

Innovative Input and Interaction: The integration of the Surface Slim Pen 2 with haptic feedback and intuitive flipping for erasing, alongside the comfortable keyboard, ensures excellence in both input and interaction.

Considerations and Comparisons: While the Surface Pro 8 shines, its higher price tag, especially with additional expenses for the keyboard and pen, may give budget-conscious consumers pause.

Potential buyers need to weigh the cost against the premium features offered, especially when considering alternatives like the iPad.

In short, the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is a commendable leap forward, offering unparalleled performance, a stunning display, and versatile design. It stands as a beacon of innovation in the 2-in-1 market for those seeking a seamless blend of power and versatility.

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