Microsoft Surface Pro 8 goes official with a 120Hz screen and Intel’s 11th gen CPU

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Alongside the new Surface Duo 2, Go 3, Microsoft also launched the new Surface Pro 8 and Pro X 2-in-1 PCs at the September launch event. In this article, we will get through the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Microsoft Surface Pro 8 and Pro X in Nepal.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8, Pro X Overview:

Design and Display

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Design and DisplayTo begin with, both the Pro X and Pro 8 boast a 13” PixelSense display with 2880 x 1920 pixels resolution (267 PPI). However, the latter has support for a 120Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision. Though the screen runs at 60Hz, it can dynamically jump to 120Hz during touch and stylus input.

That being said, both Surface Pro 8 and Pro X are compatible with Surface Slim Pen 2 and Surface Pro Signature Keyboard.

Performance

Powering the Pro 8 is either the Intel Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1185G7 CPU. It can be configured with up to 32GB of LDDR4X RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. The graphics, on the other hand, are handled by integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU. With this configuration, Microsoft is citing it as the “most powerful Pro”.

Microsoft Surface Pro X Design and DisplayLikewise, the Pro X is also available in two chip configurations—Microsoft SQ1 and SQ2. The former comes with Adreno 685 GPU, while the latter has Adreno 690 graphics. It is paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of SSD.

Moving on, both come pre-installed with Windows 11 out-of-the-box. But interestingly enough, the LTE variant of the Pro X still runs Windows 10 Home and will be upgraded to the new OS when available.

Camera and Audio

In terms of the camera, either of the devices carries a 5MP lens on the front and a 10MP sensor on the back. The latter can record up to 4K video. Plus, they support Windows Hello face authentication as well. Now, like the Surface Go 3, the Surface Pro 8, and Pro X have 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio.

Rest of the specs

Furthermore, the I/O options include two USB-C, a Surface Connect, and a Surface Keyboard port in the Pro X. Similarly, the Pro 8 has two USB-C with USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Surface Connect and a Surface Type Cover port.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8, Pro X Specifications:

  • Display:
    • Pro 8: 13” PixelSense, 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI) resolution, 120Hz, 3:2 aspect ratio, GPU Ink, Dolby Vision
    • Pro X: 13” PixelSense, 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI) resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Chipset:
    • Pro 8: Intel Core i5-1135G7 / i7-1185G7
    • Pro X: Microsoft SQ1 / SQ2
  • Graphics:
    • Pro 8: Intel Iris Xe (Integrated)
    • Pro X (SQ1 / SQ2): Adreno 685 / Adreno 690
  • Memory:
    • Pro 8: 8/16/32GB LPDDR4x RAM, up to 1TB SSD
    • Pro X: 8/16GB LPDDR4x RAM, up to 512GB SSD
  • Front Camera: 5MP sensor
  • Rear Camera: 10MP, up to 4k video recording
  • Audio: 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio
  • Software:
    • Pro 8: Windows 11
    • Pro X: Windows 11 (Wi-Fi), Windows 10 Home (LTE)
  • Connectivity:
    • Pro 8: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1
    • Pro X: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0
  • Extras: Surface Slim Pen 2, Surface Pro Signature Keyboard compatibility
  • Battery (Pro 8 / Pro X): 50.2Wh / 45.8Wh

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Price in Nepal and Availability

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is available at a starting price of USD 1,099.99 for the 8/128GB, Core i5 variant, going up to USD 2,599.99 for the Core i7 model with 32GB RAM and 1TB storage. We expect the price of the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 in Nepal to start at NPR 150,000 if and when it launches here.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD USD 1,099.99 NPR 150,000
Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD USD 1,199.99 NPR 165,000
Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD USD 1,399.99 NPR 190,000
Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD USD 1,399.99 NPR 190,000
Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD USD 1,599.99 NPR 215,000
Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD USD 1,899.99 NPR 260,000
Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD USD 2,199.99 NPR 300,000
Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD USD 2,599.99 NPR 355,000

Microsoft Surface Pro X Price in Nepal and Availability

The base model (SQ1, 8/128GB, Wi-Fi) of the Surface Pro X starts at USD 899.99. We expect the price of the Microsoft Surface Pro X in Nepal to start at NPR 125,000, if and when it launches here (but like the Pro 8, they’re unlikely to arrive in Nepal officially).

Microsoft Surface Pro X  Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
SQ1, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, WiFi USD 899.99 NPR 125,000
SQ1, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LTE USD 999.99 NPR 135,000
SQ1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, WiFi USD 1099.99 NPR 150,000
SQ1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, LTE USD 1299.99 NPR 175,000
SQ2, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, WiFi USD 1299.99 NPR 175,000
SQ2, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, LTE USD 1499.99 NPR 205,000
SQ2, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, WiFi USD 1499.99 NPR 205,000
SQ2, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, LTE USD 1799.99 NPR 245,000
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