Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: A superior tablet with baffling quirks

Microsoft's latest Surface ushers in Windows 11 with some great features and odd quirks.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8
  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5

Pros

  • Superior screen: larger higher-res, higher refresh rate
  • Inking is a pleasure
  • Good audio, with louder speakers

Cons

  • Performance is all over the map
  • Battery life is variable
  • Webcam might need some tweaking

Bottom Line

On paper, the Surface Pro 8 looks like an excellent upgrade to Microsoft's tablet lineup. We're still not sure why it underperforms the competition in some regards, delivering wildly inconsistent benchmark results.

Would you buy this?

Price when reviewed 

MSRP: US $1,599.99 / AU$2,399

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