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Surface Pro 8 features and specs

Surface Pro 8 is designed to highlight the best of Windows 11 and combine the power for a laptop, the flexibility of a tablet, and everything in between.

A Surface Pro 8 with its hardware features identified.

  1. Volume

  2. 3.5 mm headset jack

  3. Windows Hello facial-recognition camera

  4. Front-facing camera

  5. Power button

  6. USB-C port

  7. Surface Connect port

  8. Surface Signature Type Cover (sold separately) 

Surface Pro 8 and Windows

Surface Pro 8 comes with:

  • Windows 11 Home edition (consumer customers)

  • Windows 10 Pro edition or Windows 11 Pro edition (commercial customers)

If you have Windows 11 Home on your device, you can upgrade to Windows 11 Pro for an additional cost. For more info, see Upgrade Windows Home to Windows Pro.

Not sure which version of Windows you have? See Which Windows operating system am I running?

If you're not sure which Surface model you're using, see Which Surface model do I have? 

Surface Pro 8 Technical specs


11.3 in x 8.2 in x 0.37 in (287mm x 208mm x 9.3mm)


  • Screen: 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display

  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI)

  • Up to 120Hz refresh rate (60Hz default)

  • Aspect ratio: 3:2

  • Adaptive Color

  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch

  • GPU Ink Acceleration

  • Dolby Vision® support3


8GB, 16GB, 32GB (LPDDR4x RAM)


  • Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 Processor

  • Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 Processor

  • i5 and i7 options with storage 256GB and above built on the Intel® Evo™ platform


  • Firmware TPM chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support

  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in


  • Windows 11 Home

  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps8

  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial9

  • Preloaded Xbox app

  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial12


  • Accelerometer

  • Gyroscope

  • Magnetometer

  • Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)

What's in the box

  • Surface Pro 8

  • Power Supply

  • Quick Start Guide

  • Safety and warranty documents

Weight 6

891 g (1.96lb)

Pen compatibility

  • Designed for Surface Slim Pen 2*

  • Integrated storage and wireless charging for Surface Slim Pen 2 with Surface Pro Signature Keyboard*

  • Supports tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 27

  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)

Keyboard compatibility

  • Surface Pro Signature Keyboard

  • Surface Pro X Keyboard

Storage 1

  • Removable solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB or 256GB

  • 512GB or 1TB

Battery life 2

Up to 16 hours of typical device usage


Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (i5, i7)


  • 2 x USB-C® with USB 4.0/Thunderbolt™ 4

  • 3.5mm headphone jack

  • 1 x Surface Connect port

  • Surface Type Cover port

  • Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction*

Cameras, video, and audio

  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video

  • 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video

  • Dual far-field Studio Mics

  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®


  • Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible

  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology


  • Casing: Signature anodized aluminum

  • Colors: Graphite, Platinum4

  • Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Warranty 5

1-year limited hardware warranty

Battery capacities

  • Battery Capacity Nominal (WH) 51.5Wh

  • Battery Capacity Min (WH) 50.2Wh

Eco Labels and Ratings 10

  • Registered EPEAT® Gold in the US and Canada11

  • Meets ENERGY STAR® requirements

^ Pen storage and charging available on select Keyboards.

* Sold separately.

[1] System software and updates use significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software and updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. 1 TB = 1,000 GB. See Surface Storage for more details.

[2] Surface Pro 8 battery life: Up to 16 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in August 2021 using preproduction software and preproduction Intel® 11th Gen Core™ i5-1135G7, 256GB, 8GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150 nits with Auto-Brightness and Adaptive Color disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Tested with Windows Version 11.0.22000.9 (21H2). Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors. 

[3] Requires Dolby Vision® encoded content and video.

[4] Colors available on selected models only. Available colors, sizes, finishes, and processors may vary by store, market, and configuration.

[5] Microsoft’s Limited Warranty is in addition to your consumer law rights.

[6] Weight not including Surface Pro Signature Keyboard and Surface Slim Pen 2 (sold separately).

[7] Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2 can be experienced on some applications on Surface Pro 8 running Windows 11. Surface Slim Pen 2 sold separately.

[8] Subscription required (sold separately).

[9] Activation required. If your device is managed by your organization’s IT department, contact your IT administrator for activation. After 30 days, you will be charged the applicable monthly or annual subscription fee. Credit card required. Cancel any time to stop future charges. Learn more about a Microsoft 365 for Business Trial.

[10] Download the full Eco profile see - EcoProfile Surface Pro 8.

[11] For more information on EPEAT registration in other markets see Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool Surface Pro 8.

[12] Activation required for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Make it your own

Learn more about the optional accessories that work with your Surface Pro 8. 

Get the most out of your Surface

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