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Microsoft today released new firmware for the Surface Pro 3. It's the first such update to be made available for the device since April 19 of this year. There's no word on what's in the new update.
A growing number of Surface Pro 3 users are reporting drastic battery life declines in their devices, rendering the tablets unusable. Microsoft hasn't addressed the issue publicly yet.
Microsoft is rolling out a number of firmware updates today for the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and even the Surface Pro 3. Between the three devices, there are dozens of firmware updates.
Microsoft has launched a new premium version of its Surface Pro keyboard accessory: the Signature Type Cover, featuring Alcantara fabric, which supposedly is "like nothing you've ever experienced."
The Surface Pro 3 launched in India in January - 20 months after the device was first announced - priced at Rs.73,990. Now, two months after going on sale there, it's received a significant price cut.
Various issues have been fixed in Windows 10 build 14279 - but there are still some known issues in the new preview, including one that causes the Surface Pro 3, Pro 4, and Book to freeze or hang.
The Surface Type Cover with Fingerprint ID has been a US exclusive until now - but today, Microsoft opened pre-orders in various markets including the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, and more.
Huawei is the latest manufacturer to build a device in the same vein as Microsoft's latest Surface tablets. Check out our hands-on first impressions of Huawei's stylish, ultra-thin Windows 10 2-in-1.
The US Department of Defense has a history of staying up-to-date with Microsoft software, but now the government branch has also certified some of the company's hardware devices for official use.
The Surface Pro 3 is no longer available via the Microsoft Store site in the US - but it's not the end of an era just yet, as stock still remains available through some of Microsoft's retail partners.
Microsoft has announced a voluntary worldwide recall of AC power cords sold with all Surface Pro and Pro 2 tablets, and some Surface Pro 3 tablets, and is offering a free replacement to its customers.
Microsoft is preparing to announce details of a worldwide voluntary recall affecting AC power cables sold with its Surface Pro, Pro 2, and Pro 3 tablets before July 2015, due to an overheating risk.
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While some UK retailers still have Surface Pro 3 stock, the Microsoft Store there has now sold out of the last-generation device, and only the range-topping model is still available on the US Store.
While Microsoft was happy to talk up productivity on Apple's iPad Pro at the device's launch, it still believes its Surface Pro 4 is superior, as it's "a full PC, running full apps."
The Surface Pro 4 is without a doubt, one of Microsoft's best products. But, due to its svelte design, it doesn't offer many ports. Bidul & Co. have solved that problem with their accessory solutions.
After skipping the Indian market from the initial Surface launches, Microsoft has finally revealed that it will be selling the Surface Pro 3 and Pro 4 tablets in the country, but it'll cost you.
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The latest update for the Surface App for Windows has introduced greater flexibility in customizing the actions associated with various button inputs, when using Microsoft's Surface Pen.
Microsoft has cut £350 off its top-of-the-range Surface Pro 3 with Intel Core i7 and 512GB SSD, but while discounts of up to £270 remain on other models, two of them have now sold out.
Microsoft has been offering up to £240 off the Pro 3 in recent weeks - but if you buy the Core i5 model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, you'll now save £270 off its full list price of £1,079.
Usually priced at £109.99, the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover is now available for £82.49, but only while remaining stocks of the keyboard accessory last - and one colour is already out of stock.
Electronics retailer, Currys, has announced a £70 discount on the Surface 3 as part of its Black Friday deals, but it isn't clear whether the price drop is permanent or for a limited time.
You don't even have to wait until Black Friday for Microsoft's Black Friday sale - it starts at 12:00am ET on November 26, with savings available on many of the company's own devices and accessories.
Microsoft has announced its Black Friday deals, including discounts and freebies on its phones, PCs and consoles; movies, music and apps for just 10c; special Deals of the Day, and more.
Pre-orders are available on the Microsoft Store for the new Surface Dock, priced at $199.99 - but you can now also pre-order the Dock via Amazon, and save a bit of money in the process.
Microsoft says its new Pro 4 tablet has been "the fastest Surface adopted in business ever", announcing 13 major new corporate customers, including The Carlyle Group, BNY Mellon, AstraZeneca and more.
While the Microsoft Store is offering $100 off the Surface Pro 3, you can currently get the device elsewhere with a discount of up to $354 - but stocks of some models in the range are very limited.
After unveiling its new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book last week, Microsoft is now clearing stock of its older Pro 3 tablet with chunky discounts available on both sides of the Atlantic.
At it's October event, Microsoft refreshed the Surface Pro to its fourth iteration. How does the first successful 2-in-1 compare with the devices it has inspired from Apple and Lenovo? Let's find out.
While some believe liquid cooling to be a gimmick, Microsoft has actually put a lot of thought into the technology since it arrived on the Surface Pro 3. Here's how it works.
Microsoft unveiled two new Surface devices today - a direct successor to its Pro 3, and a new 'Surface Book' laptop-style machine. Check out our first impressions of the new Windows 10 PCs.
Just days before Microsoft officially announces the device, a rumour is now circulating that the next iteration of the Surface Pro will have extremely thin bezels, much like Dell's Infinity Display.
For the second time in a fortnight, Microsoft has slashed 15% off the cost of its range-topping Surface Pro 3 Intel Core i7 models in the UK, which means you can currently save up to £232.
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Microsoft is currently offering up to $150 off a brand new Surface Pro 3, as it shifts stock before the Pro 4 arrives - but it's also selling refurbished models, with far larger savings available.
Microsoft has delivered an assortment of tech related goodies to 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, which includes a Surface Pro 3, a Microsoft Band, a copy of Office 365 and more.
Microsoft is offering discounts today on many of its own devices - such as a Lumia 640 for $69.99 off-contract - and those of its partners, including savings of hundreds of dollars on Windows PCs.
The announcement of its successor is now just weeks away, but Microsoft is continuing to make improvements to its Surface Pro 3, rolling out its latest firmware update for the device today.
Microsoft is selling its Surface Pro 3 tablets with Intel Core i7 processors, as well as its Type Cover keyboards for the flagship tablet, with 15% off their regular price - but only for today.
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Even though Apple announced its Surface-like iPad Pro yesterday, a cartoonist accurately predicted the launch of this device, as well as the audience's reception, three years ago.
It's not difficult to spot the similarities between Apple's new iPad Pro and Microsoft's flagship Surface Pro 3 tablet - but how do the specs of the two high-end devices actually compare?
If you're a student and don't plan on waiting for the Surface Pro 4, the Microsoft Store may be offering a deal you can't resist with models up to $300 off the regular retail price.
Under the new 'Surface Enterprise Initiative', HP, Dell, Accenture and others will sell and support Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets, and other Windows 10 devices and services, to enterprise customers.
Microsoft isn't currently offering any of its regular discounts on the Surface Pro 3 in the UK, but you can still get up to £150 cashback when buying the device from the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft is currently offering up to £200 off its Surface Pro 3 tablet in the UK, and if you buy one with an Intel Core i7 processor, it will thrown in an additional £50 Microsoft Store voucher.
Microsoft has updated its Surface App - formerly known as 'Surface Hub' - with a revised interface for Windows 10, and a fix to ensure the Surface Pro 3's pen works properly after upgrade.
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