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(Pocket-lint) - Microsoft has officially announced the much-rumoured Surface Pro 8 tablet.

Purposely built for Windows 11, it inroduces a new 13-inch PixelSense Flow display with support for 120Hz, Dolby Vision and Adaptive Color Technology.

It runs on Intel 11th Gen Core processing, with a claimed 75 per cent faster graphics performance to the last Pro models.

There's also 32GB of RAM on board and up to 1TB of intenal storage. And removable storage can be plugged into the bottom of the case should you need to expand it at a later date.

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Whichever the model you choose, it boasts up to 16 hours of battery life on a single charge.

The new tablet comes with an enhanced stylus too - the Surface Slim Pen 2. It cunningly fits into a separate Signature Surface Pro Keyboard and includes haptics to give the user a more tangible feel.

The camera on the rear is now 10-megapixel, while the front snapper is 5-megapixel with 1080p video support.

Finally, Microsoft is also supporting Thunderbolt at last, with two Thunderbolt 4 ports for faster data transfer.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 will be available to pre-order from today, for shipping from 5 October 2021 - the same day as Windows 11 launches.

Pricing starts at $1,099.

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Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on 22 September 2021.