Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 may include a 120Hz screen and Thunderbolt ports | Engadget

Microsoft’s September 22 event could include one of the biggest Surface Pro updates in years. According to The edge, Twitter user Shadow_Leak has shared which looks like a shopping list for the Surface Pro 8 tablet. The Windows 11 machine will reportedly look like a made-up, Intel-powered counterpart of the Surface Pro X with a 13-inch screen with 120 Hz. It can also be more useful for ads with dual Thunderbolt ports — you finally have the space for an external GPU, including a lot of high-speed peripherals.

The leaked Surface Pro 8 will also make the expected leap to an 11th generation Core processor. Like the Surface Laptop 4, however, you can replace the SSD if the built-in storage breaks or turns out to be too restrictive.

The upcoming event could be one of Microsoft’s most crammed offerings to date, with a Surface Duo 2 also on deck along with possible Surface Book, Surface Go and Surface Pro X upgrades. However, if the leak is accurate, the Surface Pro 8 is possibly the star attraction. The Pro was one of Microsoft’s most durable Surface devices, but also one of the most conservative with relatively few changes — the 2019 review still has a USB-A port. The 8 could revive the Pro Series, not to mention, and it could help compete with a newer wave of detachable and two-in-one laptops.

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