Best docks for the Surface Pro 8: Surface Dock, Thunderbolt, and more
The Surface Pro 8 is one of the most exciting Surface Pro devices in years. It finally has a new design with smaller bezels, a bigger display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and Intel Tiger Lake processors. One of the biggest additions to this new device, however, is support for Thunderbolt 4 in its two USB Type-C ports. This opens up new possibilities when it comes to docking since Thunderbolt docks are much more common. As such, we’ve rounded up some of the best docks you can get for the Surface Pro 8.
In addition to Thunderbolt, the Surface Pro 8 still has the Surface Connect port, so if you prefer the magnetic connector, you can still use a Surface Dock, too. We’ve included both kinds on this list, plus some affordable USB docks if you don’t need the full power of Thunderbolt.
The addition of Thunderbolt support truly makes this the most versatile Surface PC yet in regards to docking, alongside the Surface Laptop Studio. The ecosystem of Thunderbolt docks and peripherals is far more expansive than the Surface Connect port, so it’s great to have all these options available now. It’s also great that the Surface Connect port is still an option, so if you have a Surface Dock already or you enjoy the magnetic connector, you can go that route.
If you haven’t yet, you can buy the Surface Pro 8 using the links below. As we’ve already mentioned, this is one of the most exciting Surface Pro devices ever, and it’s one of the best times to upgrade if you’ve been holding on to an older model. There’s also the Signature Keyboard with the Surface Slim Pen 2 if you want the full Surface experience. Otherwise, check out the best Windows tablets out there to see if something else suits your fancy. Alternatively, you may want to wait for the Surface Pro 9, which we’re expecting to be launched in October. These docks should also work with it when it releases.
The Surface Pro Signature Keyboard complements the Surface Pro 8 with a keyboard and trackpad to make it feel more like a laptop. This bundle also includes the Surface Slim Pen 2, which includes haptic feedback to make it feel like you're writing on paper.