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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 prices leak for the US

The Surface Pro 8 will look like its predecessor. (Image source: u/unreliable_noob)
The Surface Pro 8 will look like its predecessor. (Image source: u/unreliable_noob)
It is no secret that the Surface Pro 8 will be another minor revision on the Surface Pro series' dated design. Microsoft will update its famous 2-in-1s to Intel's Tiger Lake platform, while retaining the chassis from previous Surface Pro generations. The Surface Pro 8 will start at US$899.99 for the Core i3 model too, but that price does not include a keyboard. Microsoft will charge nearly US$3,000 for the privilege of 32 GB of RAM, too.

The next instalment in the Surface Pro series is due within the next few months, with Microsoft tipped to launch the Surface Laptop 4 simultaneously. Leaked US pricing suggests that the Surface Pro 8 will be another expensive entry in the popular 2-in-1 series, though. According to Roland Quandt, the Surface Pro 8 will start at US$899.99 before any discounts. The entry-level SKU will feature a Core i3 processor, along with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Previous leaks have suggested that Microsoft plans to re-use the chassis from the Surface Pro 7 on the eighth-generation model, so we doubt that the storage will be upgradable as it currently is on the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro X.

Additionally, LTE SKUs will start at US$1,149.99, while it will cost at least US$1,299.99 for 256 GB of storage. Moreover, Microsoft will charge US$1,499.99 for 16 GB of RAM and US$1,999.99 for a 512 GB SSD. Prices balloon to US$2,399.99 for the Core i7 model with 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD, with Microsoft set to charge a further US$400 for the pleasure of 32 GB of RAM.

It seems that all Surface Pro 8 SKUs will come with Intel Tiger Lake-U series processors. An engineering sample that sold on eBay suggests that the Core i7 chipset will be the Core i7-1165G7, which Microsoft will probably complement with the Core i5-1135G7 and Core i3-1115G4. Microsoft is not expected to release an AMD version of the Surface Pro 8, though. Quandt claims that Microsoft will price the Surface Pro 8 as follows in the US:

  • Core i3/8 GB/128 GB US$899.99
  • Core i5/8 GB/128 GB US$999.99
  • Core i5/8 GB/256 GB 1,299.99
  • Core i5/16 GB/256 GB US$1,499.99
  • Core i7/16 GB/256 GB US$1,599.99
  • Core i7/16 GB/512 GB US$1,999.99
  • Core i7/16 GB/1 TB US$2,399.99
  • Core i7/32 GB/1 TB US$2,799.99
  • Core i5/8 GB/128 GB LTE US$1,149.99
  • Core i5/8 GB/256 GB LTE US$1,449.99
  • Core i5/16 GB/256 GB LTE US$1,649.99
  • Core i5/8 GB/128 GB (Educational) US$899.99


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Alex Alderson, 2021-01-11 (Update: 2021-01-11)