Surface Pro 8 30-DAY REVIEW: MASSIVE UPGRADE!

Surface Pro 8 30-DAY REVIEW: MASSIVE UPGRADE!

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Video Index:
00:00 Intro
01:02 Specs & Pricing
02:43 Build & Size
03:37 Surface Pro Signature Keyboard
04:44 Slim Pen 2
05:35 Kickstand, Hinges & Replaceable SSD
06:26 Ports & Connections
07:12 PixelSense Flow Display
09:17 Cameras & Dual Far-Field Mics
10:34 Performance, Benchmarks & Gaming
11:40 Thermals, Fan Noise & Surface Temps
12:32 Battery Life & Charging Times
13:10 Audio
13:31 Pros & Cons
15:32 The Score
15:52 Final Thoughts

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  1. Google Account
    Google Account 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Keyboard and pen being an additional purchase is the main reason I didn't consider this.

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  2. Jonathan Scott
    Jonathan Scott 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Like Samsung does, I really think they should offer at least the pen in the box at the price they are charging for this device. Don’t get me wrong, it looks like a great device and far more flexible and useful than an iPad Pro for example but it is competing with Apple MacBooks and it just feels too expensive. I think Microsoft still has a little bit to prove, and I think they are jumping the gun by insisting on these high-end premium prices. Great review however Thank you very much!

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  3. Tommy Gazi
    Tommy Gazi 28 April, 2022, 21:40
  4. J Almond
    J Almond 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    The microphones aren’t the very good…

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  5. Daniel Harris
    Daniel Harris 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    What brightness setting is 150 nits

    Will do you a further review when they add adaptive frame rate down the line? So see if the battery improves?

    They claim up to 16 hours 🙄

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  6. Tuggle Miles
    Tuggle Miles 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Audio is great if you move much not so great. The video is awesome i have the 6 and its my fav for videos. I game on mine.

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  7. Mike Lopez
    Mike Lopez 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Great review! Still happy with my thinkpad x12 detachable

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  8. JwlsMambo
    JwlsMambo 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Are you are you able to type with the keyboard by not having it attached to the screen? So let's say the keyboard is at a 1ft distance from the screen.

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  9. Alex S.
    Alex S. 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    SP 8 without 12-th gen Intel Alder Lake processor is a waste of money!

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  10. pilgrim
    pilgrim 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    mac products a side this is whole new level quality product…may be not so impressive and powerful hardware but using experience build quality webcam durability sound and image quality even touching the device is incredibly nice i think this machine worths the high price.

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  11. LovingAtlanta
    LovingAtlanta 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    👍Great review. Thank you. 💝
    👍I have always liked the Surface Pros but I need a USB why why why remove that? All of my dongles are USB. 😖😫

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  12. Edward Hall
    Edward Hall 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Does the battery still drain when the unit is turned off? This issue has plagued the surface pro line.

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  13. Royal Rover
    Royal Rover 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Concerning with the thermals, is that this year even the i5 configurations get a CPU fan? Do you think it's worth upgrading from a Surface Pro 7 i5 base model from 2020? I record screen videos a lot with the Microsoft Whiteboard app, sometimes with some background tools open. This i5 (8+256GB) Pro 7 device is laggy every once in a while but bearable. Simply not sure if the lag is due to insufficient CPU horsepower, thermal issues (because Pro 7 i5s didn't come with a fan) or just the ram…

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  14. Mohammad Fitri Mohd Shukri
    Mohammad Fitri Mohd Shukri 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    I like everytime Andrew says "coming up" 😁🤙

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  15. 2001Allstonway
    2001Allstonway 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    I have seen the phenomenon that the battery charger makes some noises when it is charging. Have you seen it ? I ask Microsoft to replace it.

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  16. Paul Everist
    Paul Everist 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Hi Andrew. Thank you for your hugely detailed and informative reviews. I am planning to buy the SP8 but just need to decide which model to get.

    I was really pleased to read that SP8 meets the Intel EVO standard, but I notice the 128GB model is not EVO badged. Does it still wake from sleep in less than one second?

    This feature would be extremely useful to me because I would be using it in tablet mode at least 30% of the time.

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  17. Priya Gehm
    Priya Gehm 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    So sad the screen isn't improved. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the design but I had to return the SP7 because of extreme eyestrain. I'm tempted to try again, if you know of a good glare screen that can be used with it.

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  18. Owen Chua
    Owen Chua 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Had been thinking between this and Surface Laptop 4. Will decide when demos arrive here in Singapore

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  19. Tlek Mukanov
    Tlek Mukanov 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Can be this device used as laptop? Now I am using thinkpad x1 carbon 5gen. Is it reasonable yo change it surface 8pro?

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  20. David Tramacchi
    David Tramacchi 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Just got one, I love it!! 👍👍

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  21. PPCCO.
    PPCCO. 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    I want this for work.

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  22. Gurmeet Singh
    Gurmeet Singh 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Good for 4K 10 bit editing ?

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  23. hizkia wijaya
    hizkia wijaya 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    anybody can chime in on this. I'm thinking of using this to replace my 13inch early 2015 macbook pro (8gb DDR3 ram, 128GB). Im thinking to get the i5, but still not sure for the ram configuration. is it better to get the 8GB or 16GB ram? Thinking of using this for my work device, will be mostly using multiple chrome tabs, zoom calls, and excel spreadsheet. Thanks again! great review!

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  24. Vyyyper
    Vyyyper 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Need to see if I can find one of those SSDs….great video Andrew!!!!

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  25. VGmasterX
    VGmasterX 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Can you make one of these for the SLS? Im trying to decide between the two

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  26. Michael
    Michael 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    I heard the surface pro's have alot of quality control issues from screen flickering and overheating issues. has anyone else experienced this before. I was thinking about buying one but a bit hesitant after hearing these reviews.

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  27. niko chen
    niko chen 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Let's see how fast a cloud OS is developing. The ipad can be more perfect if the cloud mac os and windows 365 goes very fast .

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  28. Timothy Quindt
    Timothy Quindt 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    You can now get the dymanic refresh rate if you download the driver from intel.

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  29. Edgar Alejandro Villegas
    Edgar Alejandro Villegas 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Have you added an eGPU using a thunderbolt port to the Surface Pro 8 PC?

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  30. melomaniakjm
    melomaniakjm 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    You say "something to be aware of" a lot. Something to be aware of.

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  31. AVICI01
    AVICI01 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    So god damn expensive

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  32. Janne Väätäinen
    Janne Väätäinen 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Surface Pro 7 has some benefits over this one though. It's much much cheaper, has both USB-A and USB-C ports, i5 model is fanless/noiseless, it weights less, it has Windows 10 (Windows 11 seems not finished yet), you can use old peripherals with it, and the pen can be attached to the side of the device so you can put it there even when you don't use the keyboard. Quite a few benefits actually. And yes, you guessed it, I just bought a Surface Pro 7, and it costed half of what the 8 costs.

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  33. be12nard
    be12nard 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Very good review! Do you think 8GB is enough for an IT Pro daily use? I know memory is not upgradable. Please advise.

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  34. Andrei Hognogi
    Andrei Hognogi 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    I bought my Surface Pro 7 because it doesn't have a fan, so I can record in perfect silence, and I wanted an intel processor with windows, for all the obscure tools and hacks. I love it.

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  35. Chris Torres
    Chris Torres 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Great review – one of the most thorough on YouTube!

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  36. MVIVN
    MVIVN 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Great review! First time seeing your videos and I instantly subscribed after watching this video 🙂

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  37. Ramon Ruiz Giono
    Ramon Ruiz Giono 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    This is a very good machine but I still preffer the new Apple Mac Pro PC Model with one of their new best chips, an 8TB SSD, a 14 inch display and a very much more higher cost! than the machine reviewed here! of course, but a I'm still so in love with that machine! that I'm telling you this just in case that you could maybe consider to do a full review of that other great product in the future!

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  38. shaesham
    shaesham 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Nice pool boss. And about the microphones on the device, pretty good.

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  39. Lan Try The World
    Lan Try The World 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Nice review Marc. Do you know if we can configure i5 with 32gb? Will it be worth it? The new SP8 will only hit our market next year. 😩

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  40. Inovasi Ngaji
    Inovasi Ngaji 28 April, 2022, 21:40

    Alhamdulillah ya Allah.. semoga berkah

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