Exploring the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 with Jason Bradbury

Written by: Pete Luckhurst

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Time to read 2 min

At Maplin, we're thrilled to unveil another collaboration with tech expert Jason Bradbury as he delves into the innovative features of the new Microsoft Surface Pro 8. Designed for the modern professional, this device combines sleek design with powerful performance, making it the ultimate companion for work meetings on the go.

Introducing the Surface Pro 8

The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 sets a new standard for versatility and productivity with its advanced features and lightweight design. Let's explore what makes this device stand out:


  • Dimensions and Display: The Surface Pro 8 boasts a 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with a resolution of 2880 x 1920 and an impressive refresh rate of up to 120Hz, ensuring smooth and vibrant visuals for all your tasks.

  • Processor and Memory: Powered by Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processors and available with 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, the Surface Pro 8 delivers exceptional performance and responsiveness.

  • Security and Software: Equipped with enterprise-grade security features including a Firmware TPM chip and Windows Hello face sign-in, along with Windows 11 Home and preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps, the Surface Pro 8 ensures a secure and efficient user experience.

  • Connectivity and Battery Life: With Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology, along with up to 16 hours of typical device usage, the Surface Pro 8 keeps you connected and productive throughout the day.

  • Cameras, Video, and Audio: The device features a Windows Hello face authentication camera, a 5.0MP front-facing camera, a 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera, and dual far-field Studio Mics, providing exceptional video conferencing and multimedia capabilities.

  • Design and Exterior: Encased in signature anodized aluminum and available in Graphite or Platinum colors, the Surface Pro 8 offers a premium look and feel, with physical buttons for volume and power conveniently located for easy access.


Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Pro 8


Dimensions 11.3 in x 8.2 in x 0.37 in (287mm x 208mm x 9.3mm)
Display 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display, 2880 x 1920 resolution, up to 120Hz refresh rate
Processor Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7
Memory 8GB, 16GB, 32GB LPDDR4x RAM
Security Firmware TPM chip, Windows Hello face sign-in
Software Windows 11 Home, Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth Wireless 5.1
Battery Life Up to 16 hours of typical device usage
Cameras Windows Hello face authentication camera, 5.0MP front-facing camera, 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera
Exterior Signature anodized aluminum casing, Graphite or Platinum colors



Conclusion

The Microsoft Surface Pro 8, as reviewed by Jason Bradbury, emerges as a versatile, ultra-portable device catering to the needs of modern professionals. Its blend of performance, connectivity, and design makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a lightweight yet powerful solution for work and creativity on the go.

About the author

Pete Luckhurst is a Website Manager at Maplin.

After getting an early start in the world of computing with C64 & Amiga computers, Pete now spends much of his spare time in PC VR and dabbling in game development. He also has a strong interest in film, photography and music.

Among other endeavours, he previously worked in a Maplin store, so it was a no-brainer when the opportunity arose to work on the modern incarnation of Maplin online. Besides writing for the blog, Pete works alongside the Maplin team to help keep the online store running smoothly.