Consumer reports recently released an announcement that it no longer recommends Microsoft Surface lines of tablets and laptops due to durability concerns.
According to a study conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center on 90,741 tablets and laptops its subscribers purchased between 2014 and beginning of 2017, an estimated 25% of all Microsoft laptops and tablets will exhibit problems by the end of the second year of ownership. Going by the results, the Surface Laptop 128GB and 256GB versions, as well as the Microsoft Surface Book 128GB and 512GB versions, are no longer on Consumer Report’s recommended devices list, citing startup issues, [...]
The Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is the latest victim to iFixit’s teardown. The result? Not pretty.
This is the first time in a long time that a device has received a repairability score of zero. Reading through the teardown article, it seems like the most the complaints stem from the fabric cover. iFixit states that the cover is glued on using plastic ultrasonic spot-welds and is impossible to put back on once removed.
In its final verdict, iFixit wrote:
The Surface Laptop is not a laptop. It’s a glue-filled monstrosity. There is nothing about it that is upgradable or long-lasting, and it literally can’t be opened without destroying [...]
Microsoft announced a new Surface Pro at its ShangHai event today. While the new Surface Pro is not a full-blown iteration of the Surface Pro 4, it does update it with some much-needed improvements and a few new features.Model Microsoft Surface Pro Colors Platinum Material Magnesium Alloy Processor Intel 7th Gen Core m3, i5, i7 Graphics Intel HD Graphics 615 (m3) Intel HD Graphics 620 (i5) Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (i7) Memory 4GB, 8GB, 16GB DDR4 Display 12.3″ 2,736 x 1,824p PixelSense display Cooling Passive (m3, 15) Active (i7) Weight m3: 1.69 lbs (766 g) i5: 1.73 lbs (786 g) i7: 1.73 lbs (786 g) Price Starting at $799.99
Shortly after revealing Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop, Microsoft is planning to “show the world what’s next”, this time in Shanghai.
The theme of this event is unclear. The barren teaser site starkly features an image of Shanghai city and #MicrosoftEvent banner.
Microsoft fans have their fingers crossed for an updated Surface Pro. Despite an excellent quarter, Microsoft saw a 26% dip in Surface revenue. A refresh on the Surface Pro 4 is desperately needed, and a new Surface Book can’t hurt either. Many are also holding out on the possibility of a Surface Phone.
The event is just three weeks away, so more information [...]
Microsoft announced the Surface laptop and Windows 10 S during its #MicrosoftEDU conference today.Windows 10 S
Windows 10 S is an overhauled version of Windows RT designed to compete against Google’s Chrome OS. All software for Windows 10 S must be downloaded via the Windows Store, meaning that 3rd party applications won’t be able to run unless they’re approved by Microsoft.
Are the flashbacks of Windows RT haunting you? Don’t be, Microsoft has enhanced Windows 10 S in several ways to avoid a repeat of the same mistake.
The biggest challenge for a single software distribution source is its ecosystem. During [...]