Microsoft brings new firmware update to Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has released its latest firmware update for the Surface Pro 3, just a few weeks after rolling out another update for the popular Windows 10 tablet.

 

The new firmware version is 38.12.70.0, and Microsoft’s release notes state that it “improves system stability and performance when you change between power states”. That should mean that owners of the device will experience fewer issues when switching between battery power and using it while it’s charging.

 

Source: Neowin

Microsoft Surface Book Entry-Level Edition Available With A Limited Time Only Discount

Surface Book Pro entry-level variant is now available on Microsoft Stores for a limited-time discounted offer of $200 off. Does this most basic, but ultimate, laptop sporting a 6th-gen Intel Core Skylake Processor already powerful enough to feed technopiles’ laptop needs? Let us find out here for more details.

Source: Microsoft Surface Book Entry-Level Edition Available With A Limited Time Only Discount : News : Droid Report

Microsoft Updates Surface Pro 3 in Preparation for Windows 10 Creators Update

Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has today issued an update for the Surface Pro 3. Specifically, the driver release is for units running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The company has updated the driver for Realtek USB 3.0 Card Reader. Aside from that, there is nothing new in terms of other driver updates or fixes.

By updating the USB 3.0 Card Reader, Microsoft is enabling SD card slot compatibility for Windows 10 Creators Update.

If you are browsing the Update page, the new driver will show as: Realtek USB 3.0 Card  Reader (10.0.14393.31230) ensure SD card slot compatibility with upcoming OS release. If you cannot pull in the update from the device, you can alternatively download it from the Surface Pro 3 Drivers and Firmware Page.

Source: Microsoft Updates Surface Pro 3 in Preparation for Windows 10 Creators Update – WinBuzzer

Microsoft’s Spring fling: Is another new Surface device category coming?

Microsoft SurfaceI continue to hear from my sources that there will be a Microsoft Spring 2017 hardware launch. The question is what will Microsoft be showing off at there, besides Windows 10 Creators Update?DigiTimes — known for its fairly unreliable track record on new product announcements — claimed recently that Microsoft was manufacturing new 13.5-inch clamshell form-factor Surface Book laptops that could retail for around $1,000.As I mentioned above, I’m hearing no Surface Book 2 machines will be announced this Spring, as they’re not quite ready yet.

Source: Microsoft’s Spring fling: Is another new Surface device category coming? | ZDNet

Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5 might skip April event

Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base

Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base

Forget the Surface Phone, there might not even be a new Surface Book or Surface Pro. At least not in Microsoft’s Spring event next month. Given what the Surface Book 2 is rumored to be, which is quite different from its predecessor, there might be no tears shed. Microsoft does have a new Surface device prepared, however, though what exactly that will be is still anyone’s guess.

The Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4, which both launched at the same time, is over a year old. In the fast-paced, high turnover age of devices today, that’s already way too old. Since Microsoft announced the Surface Studio late last year instead, there was a bit of hope that it would announce new tablets at its Spring hardware event next month. Emphasis on “was”.

Sources are supposedly silent on both the Surface Book 2 and the Surface Pro 5. Or  to be more specific, sources are saying that the Surface Book 2 is not yet ready for Spring. But Microsoft is also expected to announce new devices that will showcase the upcoming major update to Windows 10, a.k.a. the Creators Update. The Surface Studio, which is as creator-oriented as you can get, is already out of the question. So what else could it be?

Source: Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5 might skip April event – SlashGear