Announced at Microsoft’s September 2021 event, the Surface Pro 8 is the long-awaited update to the company’s popular 2-in-1 - and it’s a doozy too, featuring a more modern look with slimmed-down bezels, a larger 120Hz display and much more. It’s available to buy today from a variety of US retailers, but one particular offer from Best Buy has caught our eye.
While there isn’t any money off the Surface Pro 8 - c’mon, it was released today - Best Buy is softening the blow with an Xbox-themed bundle. When you buy any variant of the Surface Pro 8 with Core i5 Processor (without keyboard), starting at $1,199, you’ll get a free Xbox wireless controller worth $59.99 and a three-month trial to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate too. Get the Best Buy deal here.
For those unaware, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate provides access to a large variety of Xbox and PC titles - including day-one support for Xbox exclusives - for a single monthly cost. Combine that with an Xbox wireless controller and the stunning 13in 120Hz display on offer from the Surface Pro 8 and you’ve got a mobile game station. We’ve even got a tutorial on how to connect an Xbox controller to PC once you receive it!
While the Surface Pro 8 won’t be able to run every title available without a dedicated GPU, you can stream gameplay using Xbox Cloud Gaming - all you need is a stable internet connection to get started.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 represents an advancement in the life of the 2-in-1, fixing many of the long-time complaints with the line.
It has a bigger display, up from 12.3in to 13in, with smaller bezels and a faster refresh rate, a 16-hour battery life with 0-80% charge in just an hour, and of course, it’s much more powerful too. At its heart, you’ll find Intel’s latest Tiger Lake CPUs - either the Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1185G7 - with Iris Xe graphics, 8-, 16- or 32GB of DDR4X RAM and upgradable SSD storage too.
If you want to find out more about the latest 2-in-1, we cover all you need to know about the Surface Pro 8 separately, and we’ve got a list of all the places you can buy the Surface Pro 8 if this deal has expired by the time you check it out.