Following the revelation that took place back in October last year, Microsoft has recently announced that the Surface Pro 8 is now available for pre-order through authorised retailers in Malaysia. Originally announced to the world in September, consumers can choose to obtain the Windows 11 tablet in five different variants.
Here are their general specs and pricing:
RM4,950: Intel Core i5-1135G7 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD
RM5,250: Intel Core i5-1135G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
RM6,490: Intel Core i5-1135G7 / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD
RM7,350: Intel Core i7-1185G7 / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD
RM8,750: Intel Core i7-1185G7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Do note that all Surface Pro 8 with 256GB storage and above are Intel Evo-certified models. In terms of colourway, these Evo variants can be obtained in just Black colourway while the non-Evo model is only available in Platinum. Out of the five variants, the Core i5 model with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD is exclusive to Harvey Norman.
Microsoft has said that all pre-order customers will also receive a Surface Pro Signature Type Cover alongside their purchase. There will also be additional freebies although the items differ from one retailer to another.
We have dug through the Surface Pro 8’s listings across all authorised retailers in order to find out their actual freebie list:
Core i5 models: Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse
Core i7 256GB: Microsoft Surface Mobile Mouse
Core i7 512GB: Microsoft Arc Mouse
All variants will also receive a 1-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal and Bitdefender Internet Security as well as Targus Backpack.
Core i5 variants: Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse + RM 150 Grab voucher
Core i7 variants: Microsoft Surface Slim Pen + Surface Mobile Mouse + RM 150 Grab voucher
Core i5: Jabra Elite True Wireless Earphones
Core i5 Evo variants: Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless Earbuds
Core i7 Evo variants: Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Core i5 models: Riversong Air X7 Ultra True Wireless Earbuds
Core i7 models: Jabra Elite 2 True Wireless Earbuds
All variants will also receive a Boomwave Backpack.
Core i5 models: Beyle Waterproof Notebook Backpack with USB Charging Port + 20,000mAh Baseus Adaman Digital Display 65W Quick Charge Power Bank + Joyroom T13 Pro True Wireless Earbuds
Core i7 models: all of the items that Core i5 models received + Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse
Jabra Elite 2 True Wireless Earbuds + Backpack
Core i7 models: Microsoft Surface Mobile Mouse
All variants will receive Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021 (digital product key)
Free items are something that is common when it comes to pre-order programmes but it is quite rare to see such a diverse list as per what is being offered for Surface Pro 8. Consumers can place their pre-order for the Windows 11 tablet through the retailers that we have listed earlier until 14 February as the tablet is expected to be available at retail stores from 15 February onwards.
Meanwhile, you can head on to Microsoft Malaysia’s website right here if you want to learn more about the new Surface Pro 8.