Here you'll find the lowest Surface Pro 8 prices available. We use a bespoke deals widget to pull in all the lowest Surface Pro 8 prices into this page, wherever you are in the world. Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 is the best to date, having gone on sale in October 2021, after increasing demand for a new iteration from Surface Pro fans. But was it worth the wait? As we detail in our hands-on Surface Pro 8 review, it's a fantastic tablet that can run the full version of Windows 11, and is really versatile for digital creatives. It's also beautifully designed, with sleek looks that is also fun to handle.
It was no surprise, therefore, that it caught the attention and imagination of creative professionals over last November's Black Friday event, and we saw a huge amount of demand to buy the Surface Pro 8. But that's not the end of decent Surface Pro 8 deals! There are relatively low Surface Pro 8 prices right now, whether that's direct from Microsoft, or through a number of trusted retailers.
Where does the Surface Pro 8 sit among its siblings? It's got the thinest bezels of any Surface Pro yet, with rounded edges and super fast processing power. Microsoft has also provided sufficient ports, including Thunderbolt 4. If all of that sounds vaguely familiar, it should, as the Surface Pro 8 is definitely offering itself as true competition to the iPad Pro. It even has the same starting price as the iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2021) – $1099/£999. And after having hands-on experience with the hybrid tablet, we think it does a cracking job.
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The starting price version of the Surface Pro 8 ($1099/£999) comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Those who remember getting the Surface Pro 7 when it came out will see that as a bit of a step up in both insides, but also price. The 7 started at $749/£799, but you got i3 with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD. The Surface Pro 7+ released at $899/£899 with an i5 plus 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD, ie, the same insides as the new eighth iteration, but certainly looks and feels like an older generation of tablet compared to the Surface Pro 8.
The Surface Pro 8: design and display
The Surface Pro 8 provides a much needed design update to a series that was starting to seem old. Though we're fans of the Surface Pro 7 (and 7+), design-wise, the they looked and felt a bit samey. The 8 releases with a beautiful, dark graphite finish, rounded corners and thin bezels that really accentuate the larger (13-inch) screen.
That screen comes with 2,880 x 1,920 resolution - something that looks gorgeous on that sized display - and up to a 120Hz refresh rate, which is a lovely addition. What's also nice is that the 8 comes with 470 nits brightness, and 103% of the sRGB spectrum, making this the best looking display on a Surface Pro yet, and one perfectly geared towards digital artists.
Is the battery of the Surface Pro 8 any good?
If you are looking at the Surface Pro 8 as a possible tablet for creative work, we're glad to say that this iteration is by far the best for battery to date. Anyone wanting to take this tablet out with them for on the-the-fly sketching will be happy to hear that the battery lasts a solid eight hours with constant use – a world away from the few hours that the 7 could offer on one full charge.
The Surface Pro 8 release date
Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 was released on 5 October 2021 around the world. It is the most recent addition to the Surface Pro family to date.