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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (13-Inch, 2021)

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (13-Inch, 2021)
alaScore 98

43 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (13-Inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the price and battery.

screen, portability, performance, design, size

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (13-Inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Larsen (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: The iPad Pro finally has a worthy opponent


The Surface Pro 8 has finally be given a much-needed makeover. The result is the best Surface Pro ever made, and finally, a worthy rival of the iPad Pro.

“The Surface Pro 8 is easily the best Windows 2-in-1 you can buy.”

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Monica Chin (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: the best of both worlds


This is the Surface Pro we've been waiting for.

Finally, a modern look ; Stylus has a haptic motor and keyboard garage ; 120Hz display

Expensive (especially the base model) ; Keyboard and stylus aren’t included in the price ; Limited port selection

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 is a thin and light tablet / laptop convertible powered by Intel’s 11th Gen Core processors. It takes the best parts of the Pro X and the Pro 7 to make the best Surface Pro we’ve seen in years.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Sean Riley (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review


The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 gets supercharged hardware and a price to match

Gorgeous display ; Strong performance ; Dual Thunderbolt 4 ports ; Excellent webcam ; Versatile 2-in-1 form factor

Battery life could be better ; Keyboard and pen sold separately ; Relatively expensive

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: Slim, powerful, versatile, and ultra-portable


Microsoft was kind enough to send a Surface Pro 8 our way and our review takes a look at a slim, powerful, and ultra-portable Windows 11 detachable.

Premium build quality ; Fantastic screen with 120Hz refresh rate ; Various configurations available ; Two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports ; Can be charged using USB-C ; Optional keyboard is a solid add-on ; Easy to upgrade SSD at a later date ; Front-facing...

Proprietary charger ; So-so camera quality, especially in low light ; Keyboard and pen not included

If I was warming up to Windows detachable before, the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 has me sold. With the right specifications, not only is the Surface Pro 8 slim, versatile, and ultra-portable, but it is also just as powerful as a full-fledged laptop.

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for Business review: A love letter | ZDNet


After using a Surface Pro 8 with LTE for a few weeks, I've nearly been converted to a Windows user.

Portability ; LTE connectivity ; Battery life ; Price

Random performance hiccups ; It's heavy as a dedicated tablet

After a few weeks of my iPad Pro sitting on a shelf, I have gone back to using it as my main device. But I'm already missing some of the features and things I could do on the Surface Pro 8 that I can't on the iPad Pro -- like hook up a webcam to live...

May, 2022

Expert review by : Tony Polanco (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review


The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is the next generation of Surface tablets and is ideal for everyday tasks.

While not perfect, the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is a solid 2-in-1 Windows 11 tablet that's a satisfying upgrade over the Surface Pro 7.

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Jordan McMahon (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Review


Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 is its best tablet to date, but it's too expensive.

Big, vibrant 120Hz display ; Lightweight design ; Snappy performance

Battery life just okay ; Keyboard and stylus sold separately ; Upgrading will cost you

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Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (

Surface Pro 8 review


Is the new Surface Pro 8 a return to form for Microsoft's tablet, or just more of the same?

Great performance ; Big display ; Stylish design ; Improved battery

Need to pay for stylus ; No standard USB

The Surface Pro 8 is an excellent tablet that comes with Windows 11. Digital creatives will love the power on offer here in a tablet form factor, but you’ll need to spend extra for a stylus. If you want a capable tablet but don’t want to switch to iOS...

Dec, 2021

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The Surface Pro 8 Is the Pinnacle of Microsoft's 2-in-1 Design


With its new stylus, slim design, and even better screen, the Surface Pro 8 is the detachable laptop Microsoft has been working toward for a decade.

New 120Hz display, improved speakers, Surface Slim Pen 2, now has Thunderbolt 4

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Michelle Ehrhardt (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Review: Windows 11 Rejuvenates Surface


The best Surface Pro yet.

+ Windows 11 is more touch friendly ; + 120 Hz display makes for smoother writing and drawing ; + Improved cameras ; + Great Audio

- Type cover isn’t included ; - Rear camera can be fuzzy ; - Battery life could be longer

Windows 11, a 120 Hz display, new cameras and a redesigned Type Cover help make the Surface Pro feel modern again.

Oct, 2021