On Sunday, Twitter user @Shadow_Leak posted what looks like a retail listing for Microsoft’s soon-to-launch 2021 Surface Pro 8, detailing some of the device’s most noteworthy features (via The Verge).
According to the leak, the Surface Pro 8 refresh will feature Intel’s 11th-generation Core i-series processors, a new 13″ display with, for the first time on a Surface device, a 120Hz refresh rate, support for SSD swapping, and two Thunderbolt ports.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Exposure ✅
– Intel's 11th-generation Core processor
– 13" 120Hz High Refresh Rate Narrow Border Screen
– Windows 11
– Dual Thunderbolt Interfaces
– Replaceable SSD Hard Drives#Microsoft #Surface #SurfacePro8 pic.twitter.com/ITFftYG4dg
— Sam (@Shadow_Leak) September 19, 2021
Apart from a higher refresh rate, @Shadow_Leak says the 2021 Surface Pro 8 will also have narrower bezels than its predecessors. The leaks line up nicely with previous reports of Microsoft ditching USB-A on this year’s Surface Pro 8 in favour of USB-C and Thunderbolt. The Surface Pro 8 will also reportedly debut a new Type Cover.
Less than a day after posting the original leak, @Shadow_Leak followed up with global pricing for the device. According to the leaker, the Surface Pro 8 will start at $799 USD (€680, ¥5169, or ₹59,999) for the base variant. There is no word on Canadian pricing as of yet.
Surface Pro 8
Price (Base Verient) 💰
— Sam (@Shadow_Leak) September 20, 2021
The new Surface Pro 8 will ship with Windows 11 out of the box. Microsoft is expected to officially unveil its newest 2-in-1 hybrid at the upcoming Surface hardware event on September 22, less than a fortnight ahead of Windows 11’s October 5 launch.