Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (2021) Review – Specs & Price Of This Laptop

Here’s A Review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (2021)

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 8 (2021) – Here is a detailed review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (2021), highlighting its positive aspects as well as its drawbacks.

The 2021 Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is a Windows tablet PC that comes equipped with a built-in kickstand and a detachable keyboard. It marks the successor to the Surface Pro 7, which was released in 2019. However, Microsoft has introduced some notable design changes with the Surface Pro 8.

It boasts a larger 13-inch display, an upgrade from the previous 12.3-inch screen, featuring thinner bezels and more rounded edges, aligning its design more closely with that of the Surface Pro X, Microsoft’s ARM-based Surface Pro. The display also offers Dynamic Refresh Rate support, allowing it to adapt its refresh rate on the fly for enhanced responsiveness or prolonged battery life. The device can be configured with Intel 11th Gen. CPUs, integrated graphics, up to 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage. It comes with two USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 1080p webcam, and an IR camera for Windows Hello facial recognition. Notably, it introduces a novel cover keyboard with a top slot for storing and charging the Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2; however, it’s important to note that both the keyboard and pen must be purchased separately.

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In terms of business use, the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 proves to be a solid option. Its sleek aluminum chassis boasts excellent build quality, and its slim, lightweight profile enhances portability. The type cover keyboard provides a comfortable typing experience, even during extended use. Moreover, it handles medium to heavy multitasking with ease, ensuring smooth work performance. The device’s clear webcam and microphone are well-suited for video conferencing. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that it only offers two USB-C ports, which may necessitate the use of dongles or the Surface Connect port for connecting multiple peripherals. Additionally, its battery falls short of providing a full eight-hour workday, necessitating frequent charging.


Price: $1,099 (starting), $1,599 (tested)

Type Cover keyboard: $129 extra

CPU: Intel i5-1135G7 | Intel i7-1185G7

Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Display: 13-inch screen (2880 x 1920)

Memory: 8GB | 16GB | 32GB

Storage: 512GB | 1TB (128GB or 256GB removable SSD options)

Ports: 2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, headphone jack, external GPU and HDD support

Size: 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.37 inches

Weight: 1.96 pounds


  • Thin and light chassis that’s easy to carry around.
  • Sturdy build.
  • Keyboard feels great to type on.
  • Excellent webcam video quality.
  • Good CPU performance.


  • Battery lasts only a little over seven hours of light productivity.
  • Touchpad is on the small side.
  • Need to use dongles if you’re using multiple wired peripherals.
  • Hard to access internals for repairs.

Also, check out our thorough review of the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 Gen 8 16.

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