Surface Pro 8 Discussion Thread (October 2021)

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    I am certain it is given the naming of the product and it also just hitting the product listings.
    This I am less certain about but I am 99% certain it is because (1) it is a brand new listing and SKU that was just released, and (2) it has the same MSRP as the Alcantara Type Cover and Slim Pen 2 bundle. I have one on order.
     
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    I realize the wait is hard, but OTOH. I can tell you it's definitely worth the wait. I've had my work provided unit for just over two weeks now and continue to be very impressed.

    It's not hyperbole to say that this is by far the best Surface yet, and perhaps more arguably the best Windows tablet.

    It's one of the rare sequels where almost everything is improved, display, battery life. connectivity (having TB for me is huge and MS mostly nailed it first try) and the new slim pen 2 is a noticeable advance even for a more casual pen user like me.

    Ok I'll stop enthusing now :) it's just rare, due to my job, that I'm this impressed.
     
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    Better than a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, or a Hallmark card. :thumbsup:
     
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    Horsesh*t.
     
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    That comes as high praise! By the way, you were totally right about even Apple not being immune to the electronics shortages, with it now beginning to impact to their entry-level iPads. I noticed yesterday that all variants of the iPad (the latest non-Air/non-Pro one, that is) on CDW except for one of the 256GB Wi-Fi variants are backordered there. So I would not be the least bit surprised at all if many enterprise channel tech purchases will not be fulfilled until the beginning of next year.
     
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    Yeah I actually thought we'd see it sooner than we have, but OTOH I wasn't expecting it to be as broad as it's turning out to be either.

    We had one customer that had a $60k order with Dell and Dell cancelled it because they couldn't provide a firm delivery date.

    We've also heard through the grapevine, that it's the reason Samsung is delaying the Tab S8 series until next year. And also we heard this morning, both the Pro 8 and Studio are going to be virtually unavailable at retail as we get closer to Christmas. TLDR if you want to buy one and find one, buy it now.

    PS: For the same reasons, be prepared for some sticker shock for new models coming in Q1/Q2 2022
     
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