Microsoft announced that pre-orders for the new Surface Pro 8 will commence from today, 20 January, in Malaysia via commercial authorized resellers and authorized retailers.
Priced starting at RM4,950, Surface Pro 8 is more than twice as fast as Pro 7, with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors built on the Intel® Evo™ platform and equipped with two Thunderbolt 4 ports. All of these performance gains coupled with Windows 11 and a battery life of up to 16 hours make it the most powerful 2-in-1 PC on the market.
Azizah Ali, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer at Microsoft Malaysia said, “We are excited to bring to Malaysia, the new Surface Pro 8, our most powerful Pro laptop ever. Each new version of Windows unlocks the next generation of hardware innovation. For the last decade, Surface has been at the forefront – challenging convention, pioneering new experiences and creating entirely new categories of devices. Today, we are revealing an update to our iconic 2-in-1 Surface device, the Pro 8, representing a significant leap forward since Pro 3. It is the ideal hybrid device, giving people a dynamic on-the-go tablet and the ultimate work-from-home set-up, and we hope this helps people unlock more possibilities.”
The device features a vibrant 13” PixelSense touchscreen that is virtually edge to edge. With Dolby® Vision™ and Adaptive Color Technology, users get to enjoy a viewing experience that is not only true to life, but also comfortable on the eyes. In addition, the 5MP front-facing camera, 10MP-4K rear-facing camera, Dolby® Atmos™ sound, and dual far-field Studio Mics ensure users look and sound their best at all times.
Designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable new Surface Pro Signature Keyboard that provides storage and charging capability for the new Surface Slim Pen 2. With these functions on the new Keyboard, users can keep the Slim Pen always nearby and ready for whenever inspiration strikes.
With the Surface Pro 8 now supporting up to 120Hz refresh rate, the Surface Slim Pen 2 that’s equipped with haptic feedback gives users a more natural experience when inking on the Surface Pro 8. It replicates the experience of a real pen, with a slim carpenter-inspired style to provide grip for all hands and great control. The Slim Pen 2 comes redesigned with a sharper pen tip for exceptional accuracy when in use, bringing users the ultimate shading experience with 4,096 points of pressure sensitivity.
It is also equipped with a zero force inking feature that allows instant ink flow the moment the Slim Pen 2 touches the screen. Users can also flip the Slim Pen 2 around to use the tail button and eraser function, like you would a real pen. Best of all, it works across the entire portfolio of ink-enabled Surface devices, allowing more users to enjoy the power and precision of the new Slim Pen 2.
Surface Pro 7+
While Surface Pro 7+ for Business has been available for commercial and education customers in Malaysia since February 2021, general consumers can now also get their hands on the device from 8 February onwards. Equipped with the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, users can expect performance of up to 2.1 times faster and longer battery life of up to 15 hours, offering the versatility people need to work wherever, whenever they want.
In addition, with both USB-A and USB-C ports, Surface Pro 7+ offers the adaptability to dock into external displays and leverage the needed peripherals for a full workstation setup. The device integrates front and rear facing cameras with 1080p full HD video along with Dolby Atmos speakers and dual far-field Studio Microphones.
Reflecting Microsoft’s continued commitment to sustainability, Surface Pro 7+ comes with a lightweight, sustainable commercial packaging that is 23% lighter than the previous generation and made from 99% natural fiber-based material, of which 64% is post-consumer recycled content.
The Surface Pro 8 and Pro 7+ will be generally available from 15 February and 8 February respectively via commercial authorized reseller, Maxis; and authorized retailers such as All IT, Gloo by SNS Network, Harvey Norman, Lazada-Microsoft Authorised store, PC Image, Senheng, Shopee-Microsoft Authorised store and TMT by Thundermatch.
Both products will be available to consumers in the following configurations in Malaysia:
|Model||Suggested Retail Price|
|Surface Pro 8 Intel Core i5, 8GB, 128GB SSD, Platinum Intel® Evo™ Core i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD, Black Intel® Evo™ Core i5, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Black (Exclusive to Harvey Norman) Intel® Evo™ Core i7, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Black Intel® Evo™ Core i7, 16GB, 512GB SSD, Black Surface Pro 7+ Intel Core i3, 8GB, 128GB SSD, Platinum Intel Core i5, 8GB, 128GB SSD, Platinum||RM4,950 RM5,250 RM6,490 RM7,350 RM8,750 RM3,599 RM4,299|
With every purchase of Surface Pro 8 during pre-order, authorized retailers will be giving away Surface Pro Signature Keyboard (worth RM699). Authorized retailers will also be giving away additional free gifts worth up to RM1,499 while stocks last. For more information, please visit the respective authorized retailer sites.
Additionally, Microsoft is collaborating with Gloo by SNS Network and Harvey Norman to offer a new Microsoft Concierge service in Low Yat Plaza and Pavilion Bukit Jalil 2 where shoppers can seek advice on the right Microsoft Surface and Windows devices to buy, receive assistance in setting up their new devices or upgrading them to Windows 11. Users will also be guided on how they can get the most out of their Windows and Microsoft Surface devices.
Malaysians can now visit the new Microsoft Concierge at Harvey Norman Pavilion Bukit Jalil Lot 1.01.00 & 1.02.00, Level 1 Pavilion Bukit Jalil, 2, Persiaran Jalil 8, Bandar Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur & Gloo Low Yat (SNS Network) Lot G-008, Ground Floor, Plaza Low Yat, 7, Jalan 1/77, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia every Wednesday – Sunday, 11am-8pm.