Does Surface Pro 8 have LTE?

Surface Pro 8 Studio Mode
Surface Pro 8 Studio Mode (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Does Surface Pro 8 have LTE?

Best answer: The Surface Pro 8 has an LTE configuration, but it won't become available until 2022.

When will Surface Pro 8 with LTE become available?

According to an official statement on the Surface Pro 8 for Business page on the Microsoft Store, configurations of the Surface Pro 8 with LTE won't become available until some point in 2022. Once 2021 concludes and 2022 begins, it's likely that Microsoft will provide additional information about availability soon after.

Is Surface Pro 8 worth getting without LTE?

While it's unfortunate that you can't get the Surface Pro 8 with LTE right now, it's still a fantastic 2-in-1 laptop that you shouldn't overlook if you're in need of a new device. Featuring powerful 11th Gen Intel CPUs, highly performant Intel Xe graphics, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage, the Surface Pro 8 is the most advanced and capable Surface Pro that Microsoft has ever built. It's also equipped with a stellar 120Hz 2880x1920 display that's incredibly sharp and extremely smooth, and it has compatibility with Wi-Fi 6, too.

In terms of its physical design, the Surface Pro 8 sports considerably thinner bezels compared to previous Surface Pro devices, resulting in a more enjoyable user experience. The Surface Pro 8 also has dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, which marks the first time that Microsoft has embraced Thunderbolt after stubbornly refusing to adopt it for years. Thunderbolt is a big deal for Surface devices like the Surface Pro 8, as it allows users to easily get dual-monitor setups running, use super fast external storage drives, and hook up some of the best eGPUs for gaming.

Overall, the Surface Pro 8 is an incredible device, although we recommend checking out our roundup of the best Windows 10 LTE laptops if your heart is set on an LTE-capable device and you can't wait until the Surface Pro 8 gets LTE configurations in 2022.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.