Today, Microsoft has officially announced the much awaited Surface Pro 8. It has received many overdue upgrades like a bigger screen, slimmer bezels, etc.
Microsoft has termed the Surface Pro 8’s display as PixelSense Flow Display. It is not only bigger than its predecessor; 13-inch but also offers a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz and an improved screen-to-body ratio due to the reduced bezels. It also has a higher resolution, supports Dolby Vision and Adaptive Color Technology too.
By default, the tablet is programmed to run at 60Hz but will switch to 120Hz when using the pen accessory and performing other tasks. Surface Pro 8 will utilize Windows 11 Dynamic Refresh Rate feature to conserve battery life. This means that the screen will switch between refresh rates to deliver the optimum scrolling experience to users.
Besides the improved display, the Surface 8 offers Slim Pen 2 with the additional Surface Pro Signature Keyboard accessory. The pen can be tucked in the keyboard and charges itself when resting inside the keyboard. It also has a haptic feedback monitor which gives the user a feel of the actual pen upon use.
As far as the I/O is concerned it has a couple of USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports and a Surface Connect port for charging purposes. The Windows 11 tablet can also be configured with up to 32GB RAM and will be running Intel’s 11th-generation processors. There is no information on pricing and availability yet since Windows will launch on October 5, consumers can probably place orders after that.