A refreshed Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus launched in January of this year, an addition to the 7-series that arrived last year. And now it’s time for a new generation to take over. This will happen at Microsoft’s upcoming September 22 event (Wednesday), which will be focused on new Surface devices.
Among them the Surface Pro 8, which will feature a 13” display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and narrow bezels. The tablet will be powered by an Intel 11th generation Core processor with replaceable SSD drives (M.2). For connectivity the laptop will have dual Thunderbolt ports.
The tablet will run Windows 11 out of the box, though the new OS isn’t expected until October 5, so the new tablet may be on pre-order for 2-3 weeks. Or it will come before the update for existing Windows 10 devices rolls out.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 will start at $800/€680/₹60,000/¥5,170, according to leakster Sam, who shared the image above. This is for the base configuration, though we don’t quite know what that is yet.
Sam also shared these renders of a Microsoft Surface Book 4 by @Ryan_C_Smalley. The previous model, the Surface Book 3, as well as the Surface Go 2, were announced in May last year, right after the 2020 Surface tablets went official, so we’re due for a new Surface Book laptop. A new ARM-powered, Windows-running Surface Pro X too.
Microsoft Surface Book 4 renders by @Ryan_C_Smalley
As for a new Go model, the Surface Book Go 3 leaked a couple of weeks ago through benchmarks. The base model will use a Pentium Gold 6500Y processor with 4 GB of RAM, the pricier option will go up to a Core i3-10100Y.
Last year’s event also brought a sequel to Microsoft’s noise canceling Surface Headphones, so September 22 might bring new accessories as well. And there is a good chance that this will not be a Surface-only event too.
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 went through Geekbench with a Snapdragon 888 and 8 GB of RAM. We even saw some leaked photos, it seems that Microsoft has not given up on its dual-screened Android phone.