Microsoft revealed a wide range of new hardware at its September 2021 event, but arguably the most exciting was the Surface Pro 8.
The company's latest flagship 2-in-1 was years in the making, combining a long-awaited redesign with a bigger 120Hz display and improved battery life. An increase to the starting price reflects that - you'll now pay at least £999/$1099.99 when buying full price.
Fortunately, the Pro 8 has been frequently discounted in the months since its release. This January, it's possible to buy the device for significantly less than its RRP. Here are the retailers to target in the UK and US.
Best Microsoft Surface Pro 8 deals
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to Surface Pro 8 retailers in the UK and US:
- Microsoft Store - from £999, up to £120 off, all in stock
- Currys PC World - from £999, no discounts, all except top-spec model in stock
- Amazon - from £939, up to £120 off, all in stock
- John Lewis - from £999, no discounts, several models out of stock
- Argos - from £999, only entry-level model (i5/8GB/128GB) available
It's not technically the UK, but Harvey Norman is a great option if you're based in Ireland.
- Microsoft Store - from $899.99, up to $200 off, all except high-end models in stock
- Amazon - from $899, up to $100 off, all in stock
- Best Buy - from $1,099.99, up to $100 off, all in stock
- BH Photo Video - from $1,099.99, no discounts, all except high-end models in stock
- Newegg - from $999.99, $100 off, all in stock
- Office Depot - from $1099.99, no discounts, all in stock
- Target - from $999.99, $100 off, all in stock
- Walmart - from $899, up to $210 off, all in stock
If you are looking for a bargain on Microsoft hardware, we have a dedicated guide to the best Surface deals.
When did the Surface Pro 8 go on sale?
After being announced on 22 September, the Pro 8 went on sale in the US on 5 October. UK customers had to wait until 28 October, but it's available in several countries around the world now.
In India, the Pro 8 is marked as 'coming early 2022' on the Microsoft website, although a specific date is yet to be confirmed.
The Surface Pro 8 for Business, complete with optional 4G LTE, then became available on 11 January 2022.
Related: Where to buy the Surface Go 3
How much does the Surface Pro 8 usually cost?
The Surface Pro 8 is available in a variety of configurations, with prices starting at £999/$1099.99.
Surface Pro 8 with Core i5 prices
- 8GB RAM + 128GB SSD - £999/$1099.99
- 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD - £1,099/$1,199.99
- 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD - £1,299/$1,399.99
- 16GB RAM + 256GB SSD - £1,299/$1,399.99
Surface Pro 8 with Core i7 prices
- 16GB RAM + 256GB SSD - £1,499/$1,599.99
- 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD - £1,779/$1,899.99
- 16GB RAM + 1TB SSD - £2,059/$2,199.99
- 32GB RAM + 1TB SSD - £2,459/$2,599.99
Microsoft has done away with the Core i3 entry-level model, bumping it up to the Core i5. The starting price also gets a £100/$100 bump compared to the equivalent Core i5 Surface Pro 7 model.
There are loads of Surface Pro 8 for Business configurations to choose from. These start at the same £999/$1099.99 as the regular version, but you'll pay at least £1,209/$1,299.99 for a model with 4G LTE.
You'll still need to buy the Type Cover keyboard and the newly introduced Slim Pen separately, however. See all accessories available for the Surface Pro 8.
What's new with the Surface Pro 8
Microsoft launched a major upgrade to its Surface Pro line at its 22 September event in the Surface Pro 8. The device arrived in the US on 5 October, before going on sale in the UK on 28 October.
The Surface Pro 8 offers a variety of impressive upgrades, including: a larger 13in display with 120Hz refresh rate; slimmer bezels (meaning the device has roughly the same footprint as before), up to 16 hours battery life, 11th-gen Intel processors (Core i5-1135G7, or Core i7-1185G7) and more powerful cameras. Here's everything there is to know about Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 if you want to dive into the specs.
The device launched alongside a variety of other Surface devices, including the Surface Go 3, Surface Duo 2 foldable, Surface Pro X (2021), and a brand new ultra-premium Surface Laptop Studio. See everything Microsoft announced at its September event.
We're comparing all the best Surface devices if you want to see how the Surface Pro 8 may slot in with the rest of the pack. We also have a separate guide to the best Surface deals available right now.