With Microsoft expected to keep to its annual date of launching tablets and laptop updates, netizens are speculating that the Surface Pro 8 will also be launched later this year in October.
Microsoft has an annual event in October for all of its new products, which then the company follows with a release in the market within a month, previously Microsoft has launched surface pro 7 for their users. The Coivd-19 may disrupt this timing, but going by the activities taking place around the Surface Pro 8, the company will stick to this date. This unveiling will most likely take a digital form.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 guises to have been delayed, with the alterable failing to mark an entrance during Microsoft’s recent October announcements.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8
The Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro 8 were both proclaimed on 1st October, but there was no remark of the Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop 4 or Surface Studio 3. Microsoft expert Zac Bowden formerly claimed these devices have been pushed back to 2021, and Microsoft’s behaviour definitely suggests this is the case.
But what can we assume from the Surface Pro 8? Microsoft hasn’t offered any details just yet, but the company has apparently acquiesced a patent showing an alike device with solar panels integrated into the kickstand. A second patent demonstrations a Surface Pro kickstand featuring a speaker.
While the prospect of these features arriving on the Surface Pro 8 is appealing low, it’s still rather interesting that Microsoft is discovering the idea of embedding new technology into the kickstand.
Adding fuel to his belief is the submission of a patent of an identical device with solar panels and another one showing a Surface Pro kickstand featuring a speaker. These are just guesses, but the internet is abuzz. The patents were submitted to the US patent body.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Release Date
The solar panel embedded in the kickstart is interesting and could potentially help power the tablet itself. This might be an added boost to the battery provided. It is though uncommon for high-end devices to come with solar panels. It might be just a design for another low-end device.
The second patent with a speaker embedded in the kickstand is a more likely scenario as the design can be easily incorporated and frees up some space on the tablet itself.
The submission of the patents just months before the release is a little puzzling and leads one to believe that these may be meant for future iterations.
Surface Pro 8
People that follow all new updates from Microsoft believe that the processor of Surface Pro 8 will be updated most likely with Intel’s Tiger Lake or an AMD Ryzen 4000 also cannot be completely ruled out. Most people believe that Microsoft will go ahead with Intel’s Tiger Lake rather than the Risen 4000 for its Surface Pro 8 as Microsoft seems to prefer Intel’s processors, and it’s believed the chip manufacturer will launch around September, which is perfect timing for Microsoft.
As we are speculating on the features, we have to consider the likelihood of the laptop sporting an AMD processor too. Microsoft’s XBOX Series X carried an AMD chip and even its Surface Laptop 4 was embedded with AMD chips.
The Bezel count may also be low if Microsoft follows industry trends for upcoming surface 8 pro. Microsoft has been a little slow on this front but needs to adopt pared-down bezels to keep up with the competition.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8
The Surface Pro is marketed as the ultimate laptop for professionals; hence faster SSD speed is expected The Surface Pro 7 came with 805MB/s writer speed. Hopefully, Surface Pro 8 will come with a higher band. But this might push up the price of the laptop. A Thunderbolt 3 support for data transfer is also not expected due to security concerns.
The Surface Pro 8 will cost around $749 starting price and go to or beyond $2,000 when maxed out.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets are popular among students and business users on the go. What works in their favour is that they are a 2-in-1. If you want some heavy work done, just attach the keyboard and get started. If you want a portable tablet with a laptop like performance, then just carry the tablet minus the optional keyboard.
Microsoft has some other Surface iterations lined up too for the future. The Surface Neo and the Surface Duo, a pair of dual-screen devices, were originally set to launch Holiday 2020. The Surface Neo is expected to be released in 2021 now.
Awaiting for Surface Pro 8 Release
We’re preliminary to sensation when the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 will truly come out, as we’ve habitually seen leaks of a diverse Surface device. While history recommends it will arrive this year, we wouldn’t bet on whatsoever in tech, as unexpected products could easily push back a bit, thanks to the worldwide pandemic delaying supply chain effectiveness.
Still, though, we have no reason to not suppose Microsoft to announce the Surface Pro 8, which we will equate against the Surface Pro 7, checking to realize if its battery life issues are resolved.
The Surface Pro assembles in the sweet spot of the Microsoft Surface lineup. It’s further affordable than the Surface Book, more commanding than the Surface Go and sprightlier than the Surface Laptop.
Last year, Microsoft added a new member to the family with the Surface Pro X, which assured amazing battery life and comfy design. Frustratingly, deprived performance and compatibility issues with the wide world of Windows 10 apps were a chief shortcoming.
Hopefully, the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 can benefit the company make 2020 a better year than 2019.