Is The Surface Line Of Tablets in Trouble?

Why Is Everyone Saying The Surface Line Of Tablets in Trouble?

Is The Surface Line Of Tablets in TroubleOK, 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

Lock the Surface Screen Orientation

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

Surface Pro 3 Problems Finally Fixed?

Did Microsoft finally fix the reported (and annoying) Surface Pro 3 problems?

A fix for the Surface Pro 3 WiFi IssuesCalling all Surface Pro 3 owners!

Most of you know that at one point I was so frustrated with the WiFi and Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) problems on my Surface Pro 3 that I sent it back to Microsoft for replacement, see post I Love You But You’re Going Back – Replace My Surface 3.

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

Surface 2 Sale – Save $100

Surface 2 SaleRight now Microsoft has a special going on for $100 off the price of a Surface 2 from now until September 27th. It applies to all of the Surface 2 models including the 4G LTE version. Continue reading

September Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update

September Surface Pro 3 Firmware UpdateYesterday 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

New Surface Pro Graphics Driver

New Surface Pro Graphics DriverLate 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.

This driver update reportedly offers some impressive benefits for both models according to the release notes from Intel: Continue reading