This year has been very atypical and Microsoft had to push the presentation of the new Surface until 2021. Despite the secrecy of the Panos department Panay did not prevent an early engineering sample from appearing for sale on eBay. Spotted on eBay, this Surface Pro 8 is a model with an 11th generation processor, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD storage. All this with a design that we already know very well.
Surface Pro 8 can be seen on eBay
Aside from the improved specs, it seems there is nothing different about this Surface Pro 8 prototype compared to the current Surface Pro 7. Depending on the date of this prototype, that would imply that the Surface Pro 8 would not incorporate the expected and supposed redesign. The design of the Surface Pro X would remain limited to ARM.
Yes, you read the correct title. For sale an engineering model of Surface Pro 8, it has the version of the 11th generation i7-1165G7 processor, 32 GB of RAM at 4267 Mhz (Pro 7 maximum at 16 GB) and a Samsung SSD of 1 To. Works fine, but since it is unheard of to create the backup driver yourself before restoring it, otherwise it cannot be found online. It comes with a blue type cover.
Rarely are Surface prototypes on display online for sale, let alone hardware prototypes that haven’t yet been announced. Item is available for pickup in Seattle, Washington only and auctions start at $ 1,300. Buying new hardware on the internet can be a complicated business, so if you’re interested, do so at your own risk.
A fading new opportunity to see what’s new in Surface design. As we have already indicated on other occasions, this is an iconic model and a design change must be well justified.