Microsoft Surface Pro 8 release: up to 120Hz refresh rate & 32GB of RAM, starting from ~RM4614

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A few hours ago, Microsoft held an event and announced multiple products. One of the products is none other than the Surface Pro lineup - the Surface Pro 8. Here's what went down from the presentation.

According to The Verge, they said that the Surface Pro 8 is the Surface Pro that they have been waiting for. For starters, the PixelSense Flow Display is just 13-inches but also supports up to a 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision and Adaptive Colour Technology. On paper, it is "the most technically advanced display" that Microsoft has ever built.

The Surface Pro 8's display default setting is 60Hz but thanks to the Dynamic Refresh Rate feature, it allows the tablet to switch the refresh rate seamlessly depending on the activity. Compared to its predecessor, its display is 11% larger, 12.5% brighter and 11% higher resolution. It may seem like a small number, but it's quite a feat in terms of tech.

For the rest of the tech specs and features, the tablet sports up to an 11th Gen quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. With the latest gen in hand, the Surface Pro 8 is said to be 40% better in CPU performance and 74% faster in GPU. Microsoft will also release an 11th Gen Intel Core i5, Intel Core i3 and LTE versions. In addition, the battery life is said to last up to 16 hours on average.

Moreover, the Surface Pro 8 can supports multiple 4K displays thanks to the newly integrated Thunderbolt 4 ports and it has two of them, alongside a Surface Connect charging port. As for accessories, the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard and Surface Slim Pen 2 won't come in the box. The latter is improved with a new built-in haptic motor alongside a redesigned tip for reducing latency and increasing accuracy.

In terms of price, the Surface Pro 8 costs a hefty starting price of $1099,99 (~RM4614) and will start shipping on 5 October 2021 in the West. There's no word yet if Microsoft Malaysia plans to import this but we shall wait and see. Stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.