You can get the Surface Pro 8 at a $300 discount right now
Microsoft is discounting every configuration of the Surface Pro 8 right now, and the discounts go up to $300 depending on the model you choose. That means Microsoft’s premium tablet now starts at $899.99 instead of $1,099.99, and that includes an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of RAM. The biggest discount is on a mid-tier model, with a Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. That model now costs $1,099.99 instead of $1,399.99. The discounts are available on the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, and Amazon at writing time, and the discounts are nearly identical everywhere.
Pretty much every configuration is discounted by at least $200, including the top-tier models. Those come with an Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Keep in mind, though, you’ll still need to buy the keyboard separately if you want to use it more like a laptop.
Of course, you get a lot more than that with the Surface Pro 8. It has a 13-inch PixelSense Flow display, which has a sharp 2880 x 1920 resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio that’s great for getting work done. Plus, it has an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate so animations and motion look that much smoother on this display. You also get a high-quality 5MP camera with 1080p video on the front so you look great during video calls, and a 10MP camera on the back with 4K video recording.
This is also one of the first Surface devices to support Thunderbolt 4, so you can use a variety of Thunderbolt docks to connect peripherals, external displays, and even external GPUs, so you can technically turn the Surface Pro 8 into a gaming laptop.
We reviewed the Surface Pro 8 when it was first released and we came away very happy with what it had to offer. The price increase is one of the things that we noted as a potential downside, but with this discount, it’s much less of a problem. This is one of the best Windows tablets you can buy right now, if not the very best one.