Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 productivity beast is on sale at a lower than ever price
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When it comes to choosing the all-around best tablet money can buy, most people tend to consider primarily (or even exclusively) Apple’s iPad Pro powerhouses and Samsung’s highest-end Galaxy Tab models as viable options.
At $859.99 with an Intel Core i5 processor inside, as well as 8 gigs of RAM and a speedy 128GB solid-state drive, this bad boy is arguably a smarter buy than a $900 Galaxy Tab S8+ and even an $1,100 iPad Pro 12.9 (2021).
Perhaps more impressively, you get a large and “virtually edge-to-edge” 13-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels and 120Hz refresh rate support and 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos technology for a premium entertainment experience too.
On top of everything, Microsoft promises the Surface Pro 8 will be able to keep the (silky smooth) lights on for up to 16 hours on a single charge, although it pretty much goes without saying that this is by no means the slimmest device in its category, with a 9.3mm profile and 891 grams (ouch) weight.
Microsoft’s unprecedented $240 discount on the entry-level variant is accompanied by $100 to $200 price reductions for all other configurations, up to an absolute Intel Core Evo i7 monster packing a 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM count.