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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (13-Inch, 2021)

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (13-Inch, 2021)
alaScore 98

43 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (13-Inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but the price and battery get negative reviews.

screen, portability, performance, design, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (13-Inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8


The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is the latest laptop and tablet hybrid from the company, featuring Windows 11 and a 120Hz screen.

Solid performance ; Great screen for work and play ; Reliable battery life, especially in 60Hz ; Well-built kick stand

Signature Cover and Slim Pen 2 not included ; Limited port selection

The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 isn’t a huge step forward for Microsoft’s tablet line, but it’s a definite move in the right direction. The device fixes a number of niggling flaws in past Surface Pro’s designs and offers key performance upgrades thanks to...

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Yasmine Crossland (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: still leading the way in 2-in-1 laptops


The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is an impressive piece of kit that can be used as a laptop or as a tablet

13-inch screen with 120Hz refresh rate ; HD webcam and 4K rear camera ; Impressive performance

Average battery life ; No MicroSD card slot ; Extra cost for the keyboard and pen

The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is a 2-in-1 laptop and tablet that works just as well in both forms. It packs in plenty of power as well as a stunning touchscreen display, and it runs on the most recent Windows 11. It won't be for everyone but it's a truly...

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Jackie Thomas (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review


The rebirth of the Surface Pro

Faster processors ; Gorgeous new design ; Bigger display ; Thunderbolt 4

More expensive ; No more USB Type-A ; Type Cover still sold separately

Dec, 2021

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Anyron Copeman (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review


The Surface Pro 8 is a huge upgrade over its predecessor, but it comes at a cost – even before you factor in the keyboard cover that's sold separately.

Excellent 120Hz display ; Premium design ; Great performance ; Solid battery life

Expensive ; Limited ports ; Pure tablet experience still needs work

The Pro 8 is the best Windows 2-in-1 you can buy right now, offering an excellent blend of design, performance and versatility. If you’re looking for a premium productivity tablet with detachable keyboard, it’s a no-brainer – provided you can afford it.

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: more of the (super) same


The hybrid laptop institution returns with meaningful improvements.

Much better for gaming than the last version ; Good display colour, brightness and sharpness ; As ever, the keyboard is great considering its dimensions ; Great built-in speakers

Costs a packet for a higher-end version with stylus and keyboard ; Battery won’t reliably last through a full day of work ; 120Hz mode is too much of a battery batterer to be that useful

The best Windows tablet hybrid returns with small but meaningful hardware improvements, and a major boost to gaming.

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Alun Taylor (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: The king of Windows tablets


The Surface Pro 8 is a versatile and beautifully built – it's the best Windows tablet you can buy

Beautiful design ; Excellent display and speakers ; USB 4.0 and Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports

No entry-level Core i3 model ; USB-A port has vanished ; Keyboard and pen are expensive options

Having said all that, the Surface Pro 8 is a very hard act to beat for sheer versatility. Used solo, it’s an excellent tablet, but when combined with the Surface Pro Signature keyboard it’s a thoroughly competent and powerful laptop replacement, while...

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Tim Danton (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for Business review: Surprisingly snappy | IT PRO


A substantial upgrade over the Surface Pro 7 and 7+, but quality like this doesn't come cheap

Superb webcam and rear camera ; Top-quality screen ; Plenty of speed ; Neat and responsive stylus

Expensive ; Hard to repair ; Mediocre battery life ; Miserly warranty

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: The iPad Pro finally has a worthy opponent


The Surface Pro 8 has finally be given a much-needed makeover. The result is the best Surface Pro ever made, and finally, a worthy rival of the iPad Pro.

“The Surface Pro 8 is easily the best Windows 2-in-1 you can buy.”

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Monica Chin (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: the best of both worlds


This is the Surface Pro we've been waiting for.

Finally, a modern look ; Stylus has a haptic motor and keyboard garage ; 120Hz display

Expensive (especially the base model) ; Keyboard and stylus aren’t included in the price ; Limited port selection

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 is a thin and light tablet / laptop convertible powered by Intel’s 11th Gen Core processors. It takes the best parts of the Pro X and the Pro 7 to make the best Surface Pro we’ve seen in years.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Sean Riley (

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review


The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 gets supercharged hardware and a price to match

Gorgeous display ; Strong performance ; Dual Thunderbolt 4 ports ; Excellent webcam ; Versatile 2-in-1 form factor

Battery life could be better ; Keyboard and pen sold separately ; Relatively expensive

Oct, 2021