Microsoft is now offering a 4G LTE variant of its powerful work machine, the Surface Pro 8.
The new Microsoft Surface Pro 8 LTE comes in a nano-SIM slot, but users will also have the option to use an eSIM. This mobile network connectivity is enabled by the Snapdragon X20 modem that has Cat 14 technology to offer up to 1.2Gbps of download speeds. Sadly, no 5G.
It’s available in two processor options: 11th-Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 and i7-1185G7. The machine also has an i3 variant but doesn’t come with 4G connectivity.
The LTE models are also capped with 128GB and 256GB of storage, the 512GB and 1TB options only come with WiFi — at least for now.
This one is listed on the Microsoft’s Business website. The Core i5 LTE with 8GB/128GB config retails for USD1,349.99 (around Php69,100), i5/8GB/256GB for USD1,499.99 (around Php76,700), i5/16GB/256GB for USD1,649.99 (around Php84,400), and i7/16GB/256GB for USD1,849.99 (around Php94,600). They are now available in the US, while release details in the Philippines are still uncertain.
As for the rest of the specs and features, the Surface Pro 8 comes with a 13-inch display with a 2880 x 1920 pixel resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, and 120Hz refresh rate.
You can use it as a tablet, or pull out the built-in kickstand to use it as a regular laptop or in drawing mode with the help of the optional Surface Slim Pen 2 or one of Microsoft’s signature keyboards. It also works with the Surface Dial.
Other notable includes are the TPM 2.0 chip and BitLocker support for security, Windows 11 OS support, up to 16 hours of battery, up to Intel Iris Xe Graphics for the i5 and i7 models, 2x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 4, 5-megapixel 1080p webcam, a 10-megapixel camera on the back that can shoot 4K videos, Bluetooth 5.1, and WiFi 6.