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.
That was the main sticking point in our full review, especially with the keyboard cover and other accessories still sold separately. But fortunately, the device itself has been frequently discounted since its release. This May, the Surface Pro 8 can be bought for significantly less than its RRP - here's everything you need to know.
Fortunately, the Pro 8 has been frequently discounted in the months since its release. This April, it's possible to buy the device for significantly less than its RRP. Here's everything you need to know.
Best Microsoft Surface Pro 8 deals
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to buying the Surface Pro 8 in the UK and US:
- Microsoft Store - from £999, no discounts, all in stock
- Currys - from £999, no discounts, all in stock
- Amazon - from £940.28, up to £130 off, all in stock but some limited availability
- John Lewis - from £999, no discounts, all in stock
- Argos - £999, no discounts, only entry-level model (i5/8GB/128GB) available
- AO - £1,159 for entry-level model bundled with Type Cover, no other availability
It's not technically the UK, but Harvey Norman is a great option if you're based in Ireland.
- Microsoft Store - from $859.99, up to $300 off, all except top-spec model in stock
- Amazon - from $891, up to $314.99 off, all in stock but limited availability of some models
- Best Buy - from $916, up to $300 off, all in stock
- BH Photo Video - from $949.99, up to $200 off, all except i5/8GB/256GB in stock
- Newegg - from $899.99, up to $250 off, only some models in stock
- Office Depot - from $949.99, up to $200 off, all in stock
- Target - from $899.99, up to $250 off, all except top-spec model in stock
- Walmart - from $899, up to $250 off, all except top-spec model in stock
Microsoft Surface Pro 8: Best prices right now
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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.
The Surface Pro 8 for Business, complete with optional 4G LTE, then became available on 11 January 2022. This is currently only available via the Microsoft Store in the UK and US.
Various third-party resellers are advertised by the Microsoft Store in India. They're your best bet if you'd like to buy one.
Related: Best Surface Go 3 deals
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 when paying full price.
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?
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, 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.