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Microsoft has released a long list of driver updates to many of its Surface devices in preparation for the impending May 2019 Update for Windows 10, and the list even includes the Surface Pro 3.
Microsoft today released a firmware update for its Surface 3 tablet, and it's the first update that the device has received since September 27, 2016. It contains security and display fixes.
It has been a couple years since the release of the Surface 3 and Microsoft isn't producing any smaller sized tablets these days. Luckily, if you want a new one, you can purchase it for $289.
The Surface 3 was discontinued a little while back and some still crave the model's smaller form factor. Now, a possible replacement is on the horizon, with modern specifications and USB Type-C.
According to the latest monthly report by advertising firm AdDuplex, the Creators Update is now installed on 72.5% of Windows 10 PCs, a considerable increase from the 65.6% reported last month.
The Surface 3 with 2GB RAM, 64GB storage and 4G LTE connectivity is available again in the UK. But despite being over two years old, the device is priced even higher than its original cost of £499.99.
Microsoft is selling Certified Refurbished models of its Surface 3 tablets, with significant savings compared with their original prices - but you may want to consider newer, more affordable options.
Microsoft is selling Certified Refurbished Surface 3 tablets for $369, after ending production of the device last year - but you'll still have to purchase the Surface Pen and Type Cover separately.
Microsoft came top in the JD Power 2017 survey, due to the design and build of its tablets, the selection of accessories available, the range of ports on its devices, storage options, and more.
The Anniversary Update is the most popular version of Windows 10 worldwide, with a large portion using HP computers. Check out more insights on Windows device usage in the latest data from AdDuplex.
As part of an update to its Surface Tools for IT, Microsoft has now included Wake-on-LAN support for a selection of its Surfaces when used in conjunction with a Surface Ethernet adapter or dock.
Production of Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet came to an end last year, but you can still get one with 4G LTE, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for £419.99... although that doesn't mean that you should.
After almost three months of being sold out in the US and the UK, Microsoft has finally removed the listing for the Surface 3 from its online Store. It now redirects to the Microsoft Store homepage.
Microsoft said in June that it would cease production of the Surface 3 this year - and with the end of the road now approaching, the device is already sold out in numerous major markets.
With Linux Kernel 4.8 hot out of the oven this week, Microsoft's Surface 3 could become an attractive, low price option for Linux fans given the inclusion of new touchscreen drivers.
Microsoft is expected to unveil its new Surface all-in-one, and a refreshed Surface Book and Pro 4, next month. But the Book 2, Pro 5, and Band 3 aren't likely to arrive until Spring 2017.
Microsoft said in June that remaining inventory of its Surface 3 was 'limited', and that production would end this year. As it approaches the end of its retail life, some big discounts are available.
After Microsoft signalled its plans to cease Surface 3 production by the end of the year, retailers are clearing their stocks of the device. You can now get a 4G LTE model in the UK for under £400.
Microsoft today released a firmware update for the Surface 3; however, a changelog for the update has not appeared until now. The update contains a number of improvements; here's what's new.
Microsoft has released its latest firmware update for the Surface 3 - but once again, the company has pushed out the update while offering no information about what it contains.
Microsoft slashed 40% off the Docking Station in April in a 'limited time offer' due to end on June 30. But it's now extended that discount by a further six months - effectively a permanent price cut.
Various offers on a range of Microsoft products are ending on June 30 - the same day on which the company's 2016 fiscal year ends. But even if you miss out on these, more will no doubt be along soon.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will be ending production of the Surface 3 by the end of the year; meanwhile, most models of the device are already out of stock in Microsoft Stores.
All Surface 3 models except one now have $100 off and come with a free screen protector, until July 3. Microsoft is also offering a free Docking Station worth $199.99 - but you'll have to be quick.
Microsoft has quietly introduced a new program designed for small businesses. The so-called Surface Membership plans allow users to buy Surface products and get extra benefits for a monthly fee.
Currys and PC World, part of Dixons Carphone group, cut £70 off Surface 3 Wi-Fi models, marking them as 'clearance' stock, hinting that the device is now approaching the end of its retail life.
Following recent 'special offers' lasting up to five months on some devices, Microsoft UK has now started a new 'limited time offer' lasting two months, cutting £66 off the Surface 3 Docking Station.
While North America buyers get a free Lumia 950 when they buy the 950 XL, Microsoft UK is offering £40 off the 950 - plus an additional free year of Office 365 - with purchases of its Surface devices.
Microsoft is currently offering its Surface 3 with 128GB storage and 4G LTE for $649, $50 below its usual price - but refurbished versions of the same model are now available elsewhere for $269 less.
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One day after ending a $150 discount on all of its Surface 3 tablets, Microsoft began another deal on the devices - but this time it's offering just $50 off, and only on models with 128GB of storage.
You can now get up to $150 off the Surface 3 - including the two models in the range with 4G LTE connectivity - and you can save a further $30 if you choose to buy the device with a Docking Station.
Surprisingly, perhaps - given its many recent promotional deals - Microsoft is currently selling its Surface 3 tablet at full price, but you can still buy it elsewhere with at least $100 off.
Microsoft is rolling out the latest firmware update for its Surface 3 tablet, bringing improvements to the touch panel, along with Surface Platform Power Driver enhancements to improve charging.
Microsoft's Surface range is struggling even against the iPad Pro despite the detachable tablet market seeing significant growth as consumers look to replace their PCs with tablets packing more power.
Less than 24 hours after its last Surface 3 discounts ended, Microsoft is offering money off the tablet again - its third promotion on the device in 11 days, and its fourth in the last three weeks.
Microsoft has cut $100 off the 128GB models in its Surface 3 range, which now cost the same as their 64GB counterparts - its third round of deals on the tablets this month, and its second in one week.
Microsoft has cut $150 off its Surface 3 tablets with 128GB of storage, including the 4G LTE version - and as a result, the 128GB models currently cost $50 less than their 64GB counterparts.
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