Microsoft Malaysia will be taking preorders for the new Surface Pro 8 starting today in Malaysia via commercial authorized resellers and authorized retailers.
With each generational leap comes a significant performance leap as the Surface Pro 8 is reportedly twice as fast as the Surface Pro 7 thanks to the implementation of the 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Evo certification coupled with dual Thunderbolt 4 ports powered by Windows 11 and a battery life of up to 16 hours. The 13-inch PixelSense touchscreen with superior touch accuracy and Dolby Vision / Adaptive Color Technology combo powers everything the user needs from a decent viewing experience together with a 5MP front lens, 10MP rear lens with 4K recording capabilities, Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers, and dual far-field Studio Mics to wrap up the audio department, no matter capturing your voice or blasting contents to your heart.
With the Surface Pro 8 now supporting up to 120Hz of refresh rate, the new Surface Slim Pen 2 is here to complement it to elevate the tablet handwriting experience through haptic feedback with 4,096 points of pressure sensitivity and a grip designed to mimic actual pen with its slim carpenter-inspired carve. Newly included features are the zero-force inking that captures input the moment the pen touches the screen and the user can turn the pen upside down and use the tail button to get the eraser function like a real pen would. On the other hand, the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard, also a new item in the ecosystem provides not only clickable inputs but with storage and charging capability for the Surface Slim Pen 2 as well. Microsoft recommends both items be used together for maximum efficiency and convenience.
Pricing and Availability
The Surface Pro 8 and Pro 7+ will be generally available from 15 February and 8 February respectively via commercial authorized reseller Maxis; and authorized retailers such as All IT, Gloo by SNS Network, Harvey Norman, Lazada-Microsoft Authorised store, PC Image, Senheng, Shopee-Microsoft Authorised store and TMT by Thundermatch but you can place your preorders early and get a bonus of a unit of the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard worth RM699 while individual resellers may also include additional freebies by their discretion.
- Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Platinum Color – RM4,950
- Intel Evo Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Black Color – RM5,250
- Intel Evo Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Black Color – RM6,490 (Harvey Norman Exclusive)
- Intel Evo Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Black Color – RM7,350
- Intel Evo Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Black Color – RM8,750
On the other hand, the Surface Pro 7+ is still a wonderful device that came out last month and is good for those who are a bit cash-strapped while not requiring as much computing power, you may get them at the following price:
- Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Platinum Color – RM3,599
- Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Platinum Color – RM4,299