New Surface Pro 8 leak confirms unchanged design, Tiger Lake chip, and Xe graphics
A tipster on Reddit recently shared new images of what appears to be the Microsoft Surface Pro 8. This latest leak confirms what we learned earlier: that the Surface Pro 8 will likely retain an ageing design with massive bezels, while receiving a substantial upgrade to internals.
For buyers looking to upgrade to a new Surface device, this is mixed news at best. On the one hand, task manager screenshots from the image set confirm that Microsoft is working on a Tiger Lake variant of the Surface. Powered by Gen12 Xe graphics, this means that the Surface Pro 8 could easily enable 1080p gaming at playable framerates. On the other hand, the lack of innovation on the design front raises eyebrows. Apple revamped its iPad lineup not so long ago with substantially thinner bezels and Face ID.
Compared to a new iPad Pro, the yet-to-be-released Surface Pro 8 looks positively ancient. Moreover, if Microsoft decides to stick with the current Surface Pro 7 display, users will miss out on HDR, making for a less satisfying media consumption experience.