The upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 8, which is already surfacing in numerous reports. It is most likely to launch sometime early next year. At the same time, it known that it will physically look similar to Surface Pro 7. The company might be bumping the specs of its base model.
After seeing the reports of the Surface Pro 8 featuring 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics or even with the AMD Renoir platform. Although, the upgrade that Microsoft is finally addressing with the upcoming notebook is the base model’s issue. It arrives with a Core i3 processor and only 4GB of RAM, which less than what most smartphones come with. But as per a new WindowsLatest (via MSPowerUser) report, the company will be offering the Surface Pro 8 with at least 8GB of RAM.
At the moment, the Surface Pro 7 only arrived with just 4GB of RAM in the base model, and the 8GB RAM variant only came with Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Although the report also suggests that the 4GB model might still be available. In other words, the 8GB variant for the Core i3 might just be a paid upgrade on the lower variant.
What can you expect out of Surface Pro 8?
This means that the Surface Pro 8 could arrive in:
- i3 Core, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD / Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD.
- Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD or 256GB SSD.
- Core i7, 16 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD, 512 GB SSD or 1TB SSD storage.
But unforuntanetly we can’t confirm it o take this news with a pinch of salt for now. Currently, it also unknown if Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Pro 8 are expected to launch in January 2021
Some of the latest leaks of the Surface Pro 8:
- LTE fans can expect disappointment, as a new leak claims only Core i5 variants will have 4G connectivity
- Also, the spec leaks for the new Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4.
- More leaked images of the Surface Pro 8 are surfacing online. However, they are a little disappointing.
Microsoft’s watching time it run out on a 2020 Surface Pro 8. It matches a Windows Latest report that it does not expect Microsoft to release a Surface Pro 8 this fall. Windows Central posits an H1 2021 release date is expected. Since the last Surface Pro was released in October 2019, it means Microsoft has gone over a year without refreshing the hardware — something it hasn’t done since 2016
COVID has made a mess of the world, including manufacturing supply chains; it’s no surprise that the Surface Pro 8 expects some delay.
The price that we can expect:
Thanks to years of relatively stable pricing, the Surface Pro 8 price is not that hard to predict, even without any leaks. Let’s start by examining the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro 6. Last year’s model started at $749 for a Core i3 model, and the 2018 Surface Pro started at $799 with a Core i5 CPU. Those will be 10th Gen Intel CPUs, of course.
So let’s say the Surface Pro 8 likely starts at around $800. But we are more likely to recommend a unit with a Core i5, 8GB of RAM. And a 256GB SSD model, which typically has a price jump to $1,199. Except we hope pressure from Apple changes that. The entry-level MacBook Air 2020 packs a 256GB SSD by default at $999. So maybe the Core i5 model we mention above can go down to $1,099 or even $999.
Of course, the Surface Pro 8’s price doesn’t stop there, as most will customize the tablet to become a laptop. That costs at least $129 (necessary Type Cover) and upwards of $159 (Signature Type Cover). Digital artists may throw an extra $99 for the Surface Pen. We expect all of the above pricing to stay where it was last year, even if we wish it could drop a little
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 design and features:
After seeing the prototype alleging to be the Surface Pro 8 leaked on eBay, people not happy to hear that the tablet’s chassis will the same one as the Surface Pro 7. – limiting the possible hardware upgrades on internal components. Despite the speculation that the Surface Pro 8 can include wild features, Microsoft patents. It consists of a kickstand adorned with solar panels; it doesn’t look like they’re coming this time round.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 specs:
The latest leaks show that the new Surface Pro 8 may arrive with Intel 11th Gen processors, up to 32GB RAM, and Iris Xe integrated graphics. Optional LTE will also be on the table. Some leaks say that the Surface Pro 8 will get LTE, but only on the Core i5 variants. Almost as a compromise, though, the Core i7 variants will get up to 1TB of storage and 32GB of RAM. It’s not clear whether these will be the same options that are coming to the U.S.
After all, as the tablets are set to launch early next year, there’s no reason not to use the latest and best chips you can get hold of.
Changes people look up to:
Additional battery life- hat was a massive drop from the Surface Pro 6’s 9:20 time. The more-affordable Surface Go 2 beats it by more than 2 hours, posting a time of 11:39.
More stability- The Surface Pro is a flagship Microsoft device, and it must be reliable.
Shrunken bezels -This is less about what I want but more about where the industry is going.
Hence all we can do is wait for the new Surface Pro to roll out.