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March 10, 2017  8:13 AM

Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 leads the PC replacement pack

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Apple, Apple iOS, ipad, Microsoft, Surface Pro, Windows 10

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 is a more likely PC replacement than Apple's iPad Pro, thanks to Windows 10 and its Continuum feature. The tech industry continues to search for a device that offers close to the same portability as a smartphone along with the productivity of a PC. Laptops have...

November 11, 2016  1:57 PM

Heed SP3 Firmware Update Warning!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
firmware update, Surface Pro, Windows 10

I've owned and enjoyed my Surface Pro 3 hybrid laptop/tablet since I purchased it in late October 2014. Though there's been some recent controversy over battery life for this device, it's always worked reliably for me. In fact, it's never let me down when I needed it. All that may be about to...


January 27, 2016  10:01 AM

Latest Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update Includes an “Oops!”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
firmware update, Surface Pro

On January 19, Microsoft released a System Firmware Update for the Surface Pro 3 that included an item related to Pen settings for the Surface Pro 4 Pen. In the wake of numerous subsequent reports of crashes and blue screens resulting from this item, MS has removed it from that firmware update...


May 8, 2015  1:22 PM

With SP4 a’comin’, please give us a clamshell keyboard dock

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Surface Pro, Tablet PCs

In the wake of recent MS conferences like Build 2015 and Ignite, the pundits and prognosticators seem surprisingly unanimous with two short-term predictions. First, Windows 10 seems bound for general availability (GA release) by the end of July; and second, a new, improved and fanless Surface Pro 4...


April 10, 2015  10:39 AM

Problematic SP3 Drivers Identified

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Surface Pro, Troubleshooting, Windows 8.1

Over the past two weeks, I've been engaged in a part-time exercise to rebuild my Surface Pro 3 from a clean re-install of Windows 8.1 Update 1. This has proved to be an interesting exercise for many different reasons, not least of which has been an ongoing trial-and-error effort to determine which...


March 30, 2015  2:19 PM

Restoring Surface Pro 3 Poses Interesting Challenges

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Surface Pro, Windows 8.1

In the wake of last week's firmware updates for the Surface Pro 3, released outside the usual "Update/Patch Tuesday" timeframe, I decided to upgrade the drivers on that machine as well. I shouldn't have: one of the RealTek drivers I updated (for either RealTek Audio or the unit's built-in card...


March 27, 2015  11:32 AM

Latest Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update Leads to Learning

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, firmware update, Surface Pro

When I saw through the various news outlets that Microsoft had released an out-of-band Firmware update for the Surface Pro 3, I knew it was probably worth jumping onto sooner rather than later. Little did I realize that tinkering with device drivers might cause some heartburn along the way. Whereas...


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