Can Surface Pro 8 power dual 4K displays?

BenQ PD2720USource: Cale Hunt / Windows Central

Best answer: Yes, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 supports the output of video to dual 4K external panels with up to a refresh rate of 60Hz.

The Surface Pro 8 is the latest in the family lineup from Microsoft, rocking USB-C 3.1 with Thunderbolt 4 support. Since Microsoft included Thunderbolt 4, it’s possible to connect directly to a maximum of two 4K monitors with nothing but a Thunderbolt cable (if supported as an input on the monitor) or a small adapter, as demonstrated in the above official video.

Doing so improves productivity while traveling with the Surface Pro 8 or creating a mobile office. There are numerous 4K monitors, depending on your requirements. There are some portable screens that can connect to a Thunderbolt 4 port directly and then you have the usual monitor affair that can range between budget friendly to professional grade.

More pricey monitors like the BenQ PD2725U (one of the best 4K PC monitors we’ve reviewed) will come with Thunderbolt support, allowing you to connect it directly to the Surface Pro 8. But some more affordable screens may only have HDMI and DisplayPort, which is when you’ll need an adapter. We’ve got two from Cable Matters, one for hooking up a single monitor and another for two.

Latest and greatest

Surface Pro 8

Microsoft Surface Pro 8

11th Gen Intel CPUs and USB-C connectivity

Thanks to a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 4, you should have no issues connecting dual 4K displays to your Surface Pro 8.

Thunderbolt 4K monitor

BenQ PD2720U

BenQ PD2725U

Professional-grade 4K display

BenQ’s PD2725U supports Thunderbolt so there’s no need for an adapter, and it supports daisy chaining too to keep the other port free for other accessories.

Dual 4K adapter

Cable Matters 4K USB-C hub

Cable Matters 4K USB-C hub

The right adapter for the job

This adapter can be connected to a single Thunderbolt 4 port and manage more than a single display.

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