New leaked Microsoft Surface Pro 8 details confirm memory configurations and LTE support
The Surface Pro 8 has already leaked plenty of times, but now Roland Quandt has revealed the memory configurations of Microsoft's upcoming 2-in-1. So far, we know that the design of the Surface Pro 8 will remain unchanged from its predecessor, which featured an outdated design itself. The Redmond-based company will switch the Surface Pro to Intel's Tiger Lake-U platform though, which should bring a healthy graphics boost for the Surface Pro 8 compared to the Surface Pro 7.
According to Quandt, LTE connectivity will return as of the Surface Pro 8, which is unsurprising. We suspect that Microsoft will restrict LTE connectivity to the Business version of the Surface Pro 8 though, as it does with many of its Surface products. Hence, there will be no 5G connectivity for the Surface Pro in 2021. The Core i5-1135G7 and Core i7-1165G7 should be available for business and regular customers, though.
Additionally, Quandt claims that the Surface Pro 8 will be configurable with up to 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. We imagine that the Surface Pro 8 will be just as improbable to upgrade as the Surface Pro 7 though, if it follows the same design. It would be good if the Surface Pro 8 features a replaceable SSD like the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro X do, but we doubt that will be the case.
The Surface Pro 8 should debut in early 2021 alongside the Surface Laptop 4. Microsoft will offer the Surface Pro 8 in the following configurations, according to Quandt:
- Surface Pro 8 LTE i5 8 GB/128 GB
- Surface Pro 8 LTE i5 8 GB/256 GB
- Surface Pro 8 LTE i5 16 GB/256 GB
- Surface Pro 8 i5 8 GB/128 GB
- Surface Pro 8 i5 8 GB/256 GB
- Surface Pro 8 i5 16 GB/256 GB
- Surface Pro 8 i7 16 GB/256 GB
- Surface Pro 8 i7 16 GB/512 GB
- Surface Pro 8 i7 16 GB/1 TB
- Surface Pro 8 i7 32 GB/1 TB