Are you thinking about getting the latest Microsoft Surface device? It can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. So let’s take a look at the two newest models: The Surface Pro 8 Vs Surface Pro X. In this blog post, we will compare the features and specs of each device to help you decide which one is the best fit for your needs.
The Surface Pro 8 has an aluminum measure of 11.50 x 7.90 x 0.33 in it. While the Surface Pro X is made of a new premium material called ‘machined aluminum with anodized finish’. And it can measure 11.30 x 8.20 x 0.28 in. Both devices feature an edge-to-edge 13-inch touchscreen display, with a 3:2 aspect ratio and support for the Surface Pen and optional Type Covers. The Surface Pro 8 comes in two color options—Platinum and Black—while the Pro X only comes in one color: Matte Black. Both devices have ports that allow you to connect to other accessories.
The Surface Pro 8 features one USB-A port, one USB-C port, a full-size SD card reader, and a headphone jack. The Pro X takes it up a notch with two USB-C ports, a full-size SD card reader, and a headphone jack. Additionally, it also features a nano-SIM slot for 4G/LTE connectivity if you opt for the LTE model.
The Surface Pro 8 comes equipped with a 13.5-inch PixelSense display, featuring a 2256×1504 resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio. The Surface Pro X has a 13-inch PixelSense display with a 2880×1920 resolution and an ultra-slim 5.3 mm bezel. Both models have touchscreen capability and support the Surface Pen for digital writing and drawing. Both displays feature a 3:2 aspect ratio, offering more vertical space than a traditional 16:9 widescreen display. Additionally, both are capable of producing over 100% of the RGB color gamut and come with an anti-glare coating.
The Surface Pro 8 is introduced by an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, depending on the model. The Surface Pro X comes with the custom Microsoft SQ1 processor or the faster Microsoft SQ2.
Both offer good performance and long battery life, with the latter offering a bit more power and speed. Graphics-wise, the Surface Pro 8 comes with Intel Iris Plus graphics. While the Surface Pro X has an Adreno 690 GPU. In terms of RAM and storage, both models have up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. Both models offer fast, smooth performance with plenty of power for most tasks.
The Surface Pro X has more computing and graphics power, but the Surface Pro 8 should still be able to handle most productivity tasks with ease. Both models are also capable of running light gaming applications and have enough RAM and storage for all your needs.
Both offer a great performance experience with good speeds and responsiveness. RAM and storage for each model, with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage available. Graphics are good, with Intel Iris Plus and Adreno 690 GPU offered on each model. Performance should not be an issue with either option. When it comes to ports and connections, the Surface Pro 8 offers one USB Type-C port and one USB Type-A port along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Meanwhile, the Surface Pro X features two USB Type-C ports with support for USB 4, two USB Type-A ports, one Nano SIM card slot, one 3.5mm headphone jack, and one Surface Connect port.
So if you need extra ports, then the Surface Pro X is better best for you. Another noteworthy difference between these two devices is that the Surface Pro X supports LTE connectivity so you’ll be able to stay connected when you’re away from Wi-Fi. The Surface Pro 8 only supports Wi-Fi connectivity so if you require LTE access then this will be an important feature. Battery life is another area in which these devices differ greatly. The Surface Pro 8 offers up to 13 hours of battery life whereas the Surface Pro X boasts up to 15 hours of battery life.
The Surface Pro 8 has a maximum battery life of up to 15 hours. While the Surface Pro X offers up to 13 hours. Both come with fast charging capabilities, allowing you to get up to 80% battery life in just over an hour. The Pro 8 has a USB-C port for charging and connecting accessories. While the Pro X uses the USB-C and an additional Surface Connect port. Charging with either of these ports is fast and efficient. The battery life on the Pro 8 is longer, but the difference isn’t drastic. Both offer ample battery power for most tasks and activities.
The Surface Pro 8 comes with a 5MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear-facing camera. The Surface Pro X has a 10MP front-facing camera and a 10MP rear-facing camera. Both devices are capable of taking 1080p HD video. Additionally, the Surface Pro X features a Microsoft SQ1 processor and a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for improved imaging performance. This means the cameras on the Pro X are better for higher-quality images and videos. Both models offer dual microphones and autofocus, allowing for crystal-clear audio recordings. The Pro 8 has Windows Hello face authentication and the Pro X has Windows Hello facial recognition for secure login.
Ports And Connectivity
The Surface Pro 8 offers a USB-A, USB-C, and a Surface Connect port. While the Surface Pro X comes with two USB-C ports and a Surface Connect port. Both devices also feature a 3.5mm audio jack, a micro SD card reader, and a Nano SIM slot for cellular connectivity. The Surface Pro 8 also has an optional LTE Advanced version with built-in SIM card support. Both devices also offer Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are standard for both devices. The LTE Advanced version of the Surface Pro 8 offers extracellular support. Both come with a micro SD card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Surface Connect port comes with both models.
Operating System And Software
The Surface Pro 8 runs on Windows 10 Home or Pro. While the Surface Pro X comes with Windows 10 Pro. The Pro X has come with Microsoft’s new ARM-based SQ2 processor, giving it a boost in performance and battery life. Additionally, the Pro X comes with an improved Microsoft Office suite that is optimized for its new processor architecture. Both systems come with Windows Hello biometric security and other preinstalled software from Microsoft.
Pricing And Availability
The Surface Pro 8 is available now, with prices starting at $749. You can purchase it through Microsoft and authorized retailers. The Surface Pro X is available now, with prices starting at $999. You can purchase it through Microsoft and authorized retailers. Both products have various options for RAM, storage, and accessories that can affect the pricing.
The Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X both offer great features and performance. And both are good options for anyone looking for a laptop-like experience with the convenience of a tablet. The Surface Pro 8 is more affordable, while the Surface Pro X offers better performance and features. Ultimately, it’s up to the user to decide which device is best for them.