Tech specs

Key Features
What's new
  • New Pro Design It features the new bigger 13” edge-to-edge PixelSense Flow display.
  • Better performance It’s now 2.1x times faster than Surface Pro 7 and 3.5x times faster than Surface Pro (5th Gen).
  • Better specs 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake processors, Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics, up to 32GB of 4267 MHz LPDDR4x memory, WiFi-6, and Bluetooth 5.1.
  • Longer Battery Life It now offers a better battery life with up to 16-hours of typical device usages.
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 Supports USB 4.0, 40Gbps transfer speed, DisplayPort, Power Delivery, Docking, and external GPU.
  • Removable SSD For better data security and privacy, now the Surface Pro 8 feature a removable SSD.
  • More
    10MP rear-facing camera 4K video recording 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
What's missing
  • No MicroSDXC card slot
  • No Full-size USB-A port
AvailabilitySurface Pro 8
Released2021
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 2021
PricingConsumer models
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Intel Core i5-1135G7
    • $1,099.99 
      8GB 128GB
    • $1,199.99 
      8GB 256GB
    • $1,399.99 
      16GB 256GB
    • $1,399.99 
      8GB 512GB
  • Intel Core i7-1185G7
    • $1,599.99 
      16GB 256GB
    • $1,899.99 
      16GB 512GB
    • $2,199.99 
      16GB 1TB
    • $2,599.99 
      32GB 1TB
Business models with WiFi
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Intel Core i3-1115G4
    • $1,099.99 
      8GB 128GB
  • Intel Core i5-1145G7
    • $1,199.99 
      8GB 128GB
    • $1,299.99 
      8GB 256GB
    • $1,499.99 
      8GB 512GB
    • $1,499.99 
      16GB 256GB
  • Intel Core i7-1185G7
    • $1,699.99 
      16GB 256GB
    • $1,999.99 
      16GB 512GB
    • $2,299.99 
      16GB 1TB
    • $2,699.99 
      32GB 1TB
Business models with LTE
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Intel Core i5-1145G7
    • $1,349.99 
      8GB 128GB
    • $1,449.99 
      8GB 256GB
    • $1,649.99 
      16GB 256GB
  • Intel Core i7-1185G7
    • $1,849.99 
      16GB 256GB
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i5-8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i5-8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$727.99
$1,099.99 34% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 13" Touchscreen - Intel Evo 11th Gen Core i5-8GB RAM - 256GB SSD - Windows 11 Home - Graphite (IUS-00001) Bundle with Black Keyboard
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 13" Touchscreen - Intel Evo 11th Gen Core i5-8GB RAM - 256GB SSD - Windows 11 Home - Graphite (IUS-00001) Bundle with Black Keyboard
By Microsoft
$949.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i5-8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Graphite (Latest Model) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i5-8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Graphite (Latest Model) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$699.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i7-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Graphite (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i7-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Graphite (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$1,105.77
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i7-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i7-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$1,100.01
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 13 inch Touchscreen Intel i7 16GB RAM 256GB SSD Graphite (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 13 inch Touchscreen Intel i7 16GB RAM 256GB SSD Graphite (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$814.99
$868.91 6% OFF
DisplaySurface Pro 8
Size13 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920
    5.53M Pixels.
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
    60Hz default.
  • PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: GPU Ink Acceleration
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
ExteriorSurface Pro 8
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.37” (287 mm x 208 mm x 9.3 mm)
Weight1.96 lb (889 g)
Colors
Platinum Graphite
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Not included.
  • Compatible with 
    Surface Pro Signature Keyboard Surface Pro X Keyboard
  • Type Cover Features:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
  • Surface Slim Pen Storage
    • Magnetic dock
    • Automatically wireless charge Surface Slim Pen
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    USB-C interface supports USB 4.0, Power Delivery, DisplayPort, and data transfer up to 40Gbps.
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Surface Pro Type Cover port
  • 1 x Headset jack
Internal SpecsSurface Pro 8
Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
Integrated Graphics
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Removable SSD.
ConnectivitySurface Pro 8
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
BatterySurface Pro 8
Size
  • 51.5Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 50.2Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 16 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
SoftwareSurface Pro 8
OS
  • Consumer models Windows 11 Home
  • Business models Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
Camera & AudioSurface Pro 8
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD and 4K video
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
MiscSurface Pro 8
Inking
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision magnetic storage
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)
Security
  • Firmware TPM chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Pro 8
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty1-year limited hardware warranty
Surface Pro 8 Specs

Availability

Microsoft first unveiled the Surface Pro 8 on September 22, 2021, at the Microsoft hardware event, with a starting price of $1,099 for the model with Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB of 4267MHz LPDDR4X RAM, and 128GB of SSD.

The device was available to pre-order right after the event and started shipping 13 days later, on October 5, 2021. It comes with a new 13-inch display design inspired by the Surface Pro X. With dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, it supports up to two 4K@60Hz displays, external graphics (eGPU), and data transfer up to 40Gbps.

Panos Panay and his colleagues introduced four Surface devices at the event, including Surface Pro 8, Surface Duo 2, Surface Go 3, and Surface Laptop Studio.

Surface Pro 8 and the rest of 2021 Surface family
Surface Pro 8 and the rest of the 2021 Surface family

Tips and tricks

Learn how to utilize your Surface Pro 8 entirely with our handpicked selection of tips and tricks. Our comprehensive guide will assist you in maximizing battery life, enhancing performance, boosting productivity, and efficiently solving any issues that may arise.

Update History

Catch up on the latest information about the new Surface Pro 8 features and fixes introduced via driver and firmware updates from Microsoft. Here are the last five releases:

2024
Jan
25
  • Surface Pro 8 Image
    Surface Pro 8
    Resolves an issue with Surface Keyboard performance when changing positions. , improves Surface Pen auto-pairing, and extends device security certificate authority.
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2023
Dec
14
  • Surface Pro 8 Image
    Surface Pro 8
    This update addresses a potential security vulnerability related to Intel® Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00783, addressing CVE-2022-36392 & CVE-2022-38102, addresses intermittent Wi-Fi dropout and improves connection stability to Wi-Fi Access points, and improves Bluetooth peripheral connectivity.
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Dec
01
  • Surface Pro 8 Image
    Surface Pro 8
    This update addresses a potential security vulnerability related to Intel® Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00783, addressing CVE-2022-36392 & CVE-2022-38102, addresses intermittent Wi-Fi dropout and improves connection stability to Wi-Fi Access points, and improves Bluetooth peripheral connectivity.
    View
Nov
01
  • Surface Pro 8 Image
    Surface Pro 8
    Improves device camera performance and stability and improves audio stability.
    View
Oct
03
  • Surface Pro 8 Image
    Surface Pro 8
    Addresses potential security vulnerability and improves system stability.
    View

For a complete driver and firmware update release timeline, please visit our Surface Pro 8 update tracker page.

Surface Pro 8 Videos

FAQs

Before making a purchase decision, it’s essential to have a good understanding of the device you’re interested in. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive Microsoft Surface Pro 8 FAQ to answer all your questions. The following FAQ covers all aspects of the new Surface Pro 8, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1Does the Surface Pro 8 support Windows Hello Facial Recognition?

Yes, it does! All Surface Pro 8 models support Windows Hello Face Authentication (also known as Face ID), which allows you to sign in to your account faster, easier, and more secure with your face. It also has an improved Windows Hello Infrared (IR) camera that can recognize and log you in significantly faster than previous generations.

Surface Pro 8 Windows Hello Facial Authentication
Windows Hello Facial Recognition on Surface Pro 8.
2What processors are used in the 2021 Microsoft Surface Pro 8?

The 2021 Surface Pro 8 uses 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake processors with the following configurations.

  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 (For Commercial Only)  two cores, four threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
    Intel® UHD Graphics, 48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, 80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, 96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Surface Pro 8 Processors
Surface Pro 8 processor.
3Does Microsoft Surface Pro 8 support external graphics (eGPU)?

Yes, it does! All Surface Pro 8 models come with two USB Type-C ports that support Thunderbolt™️ 4 technology with a total bandwidth of 40Gbps and all Thunderbolt 3 and 4 features.

That also includes supporting external graphics that allow you to connect to an external GPU to boost your Surface Pro 8 graphical performance and play more games at higher quality and framerates.

Surface Pro 8 with External Graphics (eGPU)
Surface Pro 8 eGPU supports.
4How long will the Surface Pro 8 be supported?

According to Microsoft Surface lifecycle documentation, Microsoft Surface Pro 8 will reach the end of its driver and firmware updates on October 5, 2025. The company promises to support all Surface devices for at least four years starting from its release date.

DeviceRelease DateEnd of Servicing Date
Surface Pro 8October 5, 2021October 5, 2021
Surface Pro 8 support lifecycle.

After the end of servicing date, Surface Pro 8 devices will continue to receive Windows OS features and security updates as long as it meets minimum hardware requirements for any future Windows OS.

In some conditions, Microsoft will consider releasing additional updates if there are critical security issues for Surface Pro 8 devices that can only be fixed through patching the firmware. For instance, the Surface Pro 5 came out in 2017 but remains supported until 2024.

5What is the difference between Surface Pro 8 for consumer vs. business model?

Microsoft has two categories for most Surface products to provide the best pricing and support. One category is dedicated to consumers for better pricing and another to businesses for better support and capability. Here are the main differences between Surface Pro 8 for consumers and the business model that we know so far.

Key DifferencesConsumer ModelBusiness Model
Pricing– Standard
– Starting at $1,099 for i5/8GB/256GB.
– 100$ more expensive for the same configuration.
– Starting at $1,099 for i3/8GB/128GB.
Processor– Available only with Intel Core i5 and i7
– The i5 model uses non-vPro Intel Core i5-1135G7
– Available with Intel Core i3, i5, and i7
– The i5 model uses vPro-enabled Intel Core i5-1145G7
Windows EditionWindows 11 HomeWindows 11 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
ConnectivityWiFi onlyOptional LTE Advanced
PackagingConsumer-friendly packaging.High density packaging with more recycled content.
Product Pagehttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/d/surface-pro-8/8qwcrtq8v8xghttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/d/surface-pro-8-for-business/8x957cqqp1t4
6Does Surface Pro 8 have an RJ-45 Ethernet port?

No, it doesn’t! There is no RJ-45 Ethernet port available on Microsoft Surface Pro 8. However, you can use a USB-C to Ethernet adapter or hub to get an RJ-45 Ethernet port to connect to a local area network or the internet.

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