Microsoft’s excellent Surface Pro 8 is one of our top picks for the best tablet. And just in time for the holidays, you can grab it for a stellar price.
For a limited time, you can get the Surface Pro 8 for $ 999 at Amazon. That’s $ 100 off its normal retail price of $ 1,099 and the lowest price of the year for the tablet.
In fact, this is one of the best tablet deals we’ve spotted all year.
The beloved Surface Pro is Microsoft’s most powerful 2-in-1 tablet. It has a 13-inch (2880 x 1920) touchscreen, 2.4 GHz Intel Evo Core i5-1135G7 4-core processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD. For that familiar laptop feel, it supports an optional removable keyboard (sold separately for $ 279).
In our Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review, we praise its beautiful display and high performance. We also like its two Thunderbolt 4 ports and its excellent webcam. We give the Surface Pro 8 a 4 out of 5 star rating and our prestigious Editor’s Choice award.
In performance testing, the Surface Pro handled everything we threw at it. In one test, we bombarded it with 24 Chrome browser tabs. Two YouTube videos broadcast in 1080p and two broadcast on Twitch. The Surface Pro 8 didn’t even flinch. Our review unit had an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM.
Weighing 1.96 pounds and 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.37 inches, the Surface Pro 8 is slightly heavier but narrower than the Surface Pro 7 (1.74 pounds, 11.5 x 7.9 x 0 , 33 inches). It is lighter and thinner than the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2.9 lbs, 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches).
On the port side, the Surface Pro 8 provides you with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a Surface Connect port and Microsoft’s excellent magnetic charging port. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack on board and a Surface Type Cover port.
If you’re in the market for an ultra-portable convertible tablet PC, the Surface Pro 8 is a solid buy.