Microsoft Surface Pro 8 : release date, price and other rumors.


Output in October 2020.
Intel Core processors of the 11th generation.
Solar panels in the Type Cover.
Built-in speaker to the stand


Since the first design of the Surface Pro in 2012, each year Microsoft presents a new model of its PC 2-in-1.

However, it was not until 2019 that the firm eventually brings an improvement worthy of the name to its ultraportable hybrid, adding a USB port-C.

In 2020, it will be the turn of Surface Pro 8 to see the light of day. Then, will look like-t-it to its predecessors or will he take advantage of radical changes ? Here is what he said about it.

When will be released the Surface Pro 8 ?.

Officially, Microsoft has not yet announced about the launch of Surface Pro 8. However,based on his historical output, there’s a safe bet that the firm will host an event around the month of October 2020.

On this occasion, it should then be unveiled, and certainly at the same time that the Surface of the Neo and Duo.

How much will it cost the Surface Pro 8 ?.

One can expect that the price of the Surface Pro 8 is located in the same range as that of the current model.

If this is the case, the new computer 2-in-1 should therefore be marketed from 890 € up to 2 499 €.

What could be the technical specifications of the Surface Pro 8 ?.

It is still too early to as data sheets or photos will not be disclosed. However, some patents of potential new features on the Surface Pro 8 have already been published.

Processor .

As for the previous models, Microsoft will, without doubt, the Surface Pro 8 the latest Intel Core 11th generation.

It is also possible that Microsoft is launching a Pro X with a processor SQ1, designed in collaboration with Qualcomm.


According to the website Windows Latest, speakers could be mounted on the crutch of the Surface. This way, when you open it, it produces a sound more powerful without adding to the device.

On the other hand, the patent mentions one or more speakers, and also details a potential configuration accordion that replierait when you close the kickstand.

Sensors and software will determine if the stand is open or closed, and adjust the audio accordingly.

Solar energy.

Another patent continues to be published by Windows Latest, state of the solar panels to the rear of the kickstand and the Type Cover.

To make this idea feasible, it is necessary first to ascertain the usefulness of such technology.

Today few users working outside the home, therefore it is unnecessary for them to use solar chargers, especially if they already have external batteries.


We would like to see Microsoft team for his next PC hybrid of a Thunderbolt 3 for more speed.

The Surface Pro 7 has a USB port-C, but uses the standard USB 3.1 Gen 2. It therefore has a speed of 10 Gb/s, which is a quarter of that of a Thunderbolt 3.