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Microsoft's Surface devices have gradually been receiving new firmware and driver updates in the past couple of weeks, and now, some Surface Book and Pro models are joining the fray.
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Microsoft has released a couple of driver updates for both the first and second-generation Surface Book. They address issues with detaching the screen and with wireless communications.
Microsoft is currently rolling out a set of driver updates to some Surface devices from the past few years. Most of these updates address issues with connectivity, specifically Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
According a various reports, some Surface Book, Surface Laptop, and Surface Pro users are finding that they're unable to connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi after the latest Marvell driver update.
Microsoft has rolled out firmware and driver updates to a number of its Surface devices, including the Pro 6, Book 2, and Laptop 2. The updates improve connectivity among other things.
Microsoft's recent patent describes a thermal control system that has been designed to overcome overheating challenges on the Surface laptop. However, there is no guarantee for its implementation.
Microsoft has released a firmware update to some Surface devices, including the Surface Pro 4, Book, and Laptop. The update fixes vulnerabilities to Microarchitectural Data Sampling.
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.
Following suit with other Surface devices, the Surface Book is now receiving a long list of firmware and driver updates. The updates also include fixes for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
Microsoft today released new firmware updates for a few of its Surface models today, improving system reliability. The new updates are for the Surface Book, Pro, and Pro with Advanced LTE.
This week, the original Surface Pro turned five years old. The device is still held in high regards by its many fans, but the product has evolved quite a bit in the years since it first launched.
After the announcement a week earlier, firmware updates for the Surface line of products containing fixes for Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities are now being pushed to users.
Microsoft today released a range of Surface UEFI updates, with fixes for the chipset vulnerabilities that are now referred to as Spectre and Meltdown. Windows 10 has already been patched.
Microsoft today released a range of firmware and driver updates for three of its Surface devices: the Studio all-in-one, the Book, and the Pro 4. They contain a range of fixes and improvements.
After announcing the Surface Book 2 last month, the new laptop is now available for pre-order from the Microsoft Store. The 13-inch model starts at $1,499, while the larger one starts at $2,499.
Lashing back at commentary from Consumer Reports that the popular line is unreliable and cannot be recommended, Microsoft has issued a rebuttal claiming that only 0.001% of the units have a problem.
We are just a couple weeks away from the start of pre-orders for the Surface Book 2. Microsoft has released a new video that shares more details about its upcoming 13-inch and 15-inch laptops.
Consumer Reports states that it will continue to withhold recommendations on Surface devices to customers despite the launch of Surface Book 2 with upgraded internals because of reliability issues.
With the launch of the Microsoft Surface Book 2, it seems normal for Microsoft to slash the price of the Surface Book. Customers in the UK can grab the entry-level Surface Book for just £1,199.
Microsoft is releasing updates today for a wide range of Surface devices, including the new Pro, Book, and Pro 3. The Pro is getting Mixed Reality support, while the other updates are more minor.
Today, Microsoft released a series of firmware and driver updates for both the Surface Book and the Surface Book. They're the first updates for the Surface Book in almost six months.
A fan-made concept for the Surface laptop looks absolutely stunning and makes you wish Microsoft would hire its designer already. As with most concepts, though, it does put form over function.
The lack of a storage compartment for the stylus bundled with the Surface line has long been lamented by users and reviewers alike. A new patent shows Microsoft is considering new solutions.
Contrary to some previous rumors of a Surface Book coming later on this year, a new report claims that it won't be coming until early 2018, along with a new model of the Surface Hub.
Microsoft is holding its annual Future Decoded event in London next month, and the company has confirmed that Panos Panay will hold a keynote at the event, possibly to announce a new Surface device.
Microsoft has offered price cuts for a variety of PCs as apart of its Labor Day promotion, ranging from traditional laptops to 2-in-1 PCs, gaming desktops, and even a Surface Book variant.
The latest data shows a big increase in the proportion of PCs on the Windows 10 Creators Update over the last month, and a huge rise in the number of Surface Pro 3s running that version of the OS.
The Surface Book is still being sold with 6th-gen Intel Core processors, so it was quite a surprise to see it appear today in an Intel video promoting its 8th-gen chips, sporting a black color scheme.
When Consumer Reports concluded that the Surface line of products was not reliable enough to be recommended for daily use, Microsoft decided to defend its products in a recent blog post.
After today's announcement by Consumer Reports that all Surface devices would lose their 'recommended' status, Microsoft released a statement advocating for the high quality of its devices.
Consumer Reports says around 25% of Surface owners will experience "problems by the end of the second year of ownership". The poor reliability of Surface devices means CR no longer recommends them.
Microsoft has stopped selling the 1TB variant of its Surface Book in the company's online store, leaving the only option for that much storage as the Surface Book with Performance Base.
Microsoft originally said its deep discounts on the Surface Book and Pro 4 would end on June 30. But after extending them until July 31, they're now due to continue until at least August 30.
If you've been thinking about getting a Surface Book, but you've balked at the price, you might want to consider a Certified Refurbished model, which you can now buy for as little as $883.
The latest data from AdDuplex shows a considerable increase in the proportion of PCs on the Windows 10 Creators Update compared with last month - but surprisingly few of them are Surface Pro 3s.
Microsoft is offering a Surface Pro 4 bundle with a type cover, a big discount on the Surface Book and price cuts on various Xbox One S bundles that will run from July 7 through September 17.