Leaked Floor Professional eight specs embrace Thunderbolt ports and a 120 Hz display
Alleged Surface Pro 8 leak shows a device with a larger screen, Thunderbolt ports and a 120 Hz screen.
Just days before Microsoft’s next Surface hardware event, Twitter user @Shadlow_Leak posted a leaked retail list showing some key specs of a new Surface Pro device (via The Verge). According to the listing, the new convertible tablet appears to be replacing USB-C and USB-A ports in favor of a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports, and it also adds 11th generation Intel Core processors, a 13-inch screen with 120 Hz refresh rate and a user-replaceable SSD like in some other recent Surface devices.
The renderings show a surface with a similar design to the current Surface Pro 7, only with a significantly larger screen and smaller bezels than the current Surface Pro 7. Take this with a larger grain of salt – the “screens” in these press renders are are often overlaid on devices afterwards and the screen size is known to be incorrect. However, a larger screen with smaller bezels is in line with other Surface Pro 8 rumors floating around, as well as general design trends in the PC industry.
A bigger screen for the Surface Pro 8 would make this the biggest hardware overhaul since the Surface Pro 3 in 2014. The 2019 Surface Pro X introduced a refined design, but this tablet is only available with ARM processors and not x86 chips from Intel or AMD, which limits compatibility and performance for many existing Windows apps.
We hope to see a new Surface Pro and all sorts of other Surface hardware released by the FCC at Microsoft’s hardware event on September 22nd.