Why Is Everyone Saying The Surface Line Of Tablets in Trouble?
OK, let’s talk about the elephant in the room…
I’m sure you have all heard the media touting the big losses Microsoft had supposedly incurred on the Surface line of tablets in the last fiscal year. Specifically, last month Computer World released their speculations about the alleged $1.7 billion in losses that Microsoft suffered on the Surface line of tablets.
This of course began a media frenzy and as always, they were like sharks looking for blood in the water. The Microsoft losses have been talked about constantly for over a month. This quick, unfair Microsoft treatment by the media is the main reason we started this website.
Computer World pulled information on profits from a report that Microsoft submitted to the government in July, estimated the costs based on their own info and calculated just how much Microsoft has lost this year. Continue reading →
If you’ve used your Surface for any length of time, you’ve probably witnessed the Surface screen orientation switch between landscape and portrait mode.
And you’ve probably been annoyed because it would switch between the two modes when you don’t expect or want it to do so.
It always seems to happen to me when I’m showing someone how to do something on my Surface and it flips orientation 2 or 3 times when I hand it over to them so they can see what I did. Continue reading →
I think adopting any brand new product brings with it a set of frustrations. Whether it is a newly released car or a brand new computer, you can expect that there will be hiccups along the way until the product is completely refined and matured. It believe that’s where the Surface Pro 3 had been for the last couple of months and Microsoft was hard at work listening to its customers and fixing, tweaking, and refining their devices. Continue reading →
Yesterday was patch Tuesday and Microsoft rolled out a firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 as part of this set of patches. None of the firmware updates affected the Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, or Surface Pro 2 but, there were some Windows updates that may have affected those models.
The firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 is intended to address the ongoing WiFi stability issues and made some tweaks for system stability and performance. Continue reading →
Late last week Intel released a new set of graphics drivers for its 4th Gen Intel Core processors. According to Intel, these new drivers offer up to 30 percent improvement in performance for devices sporting Intel’s 4th Gen processor.
It just so happens that both the Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 feature such a processor.