Microsoft has released new firmware updates updates for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The updates should enhance battery charging and thermal tuning, improve connections on 5Ghz networks, and help the system more accurately detect when the Surface keyboard is attached. While these updates may not address all of the complaints with that hardware, users will likely appreciate Microsoft's attention to these concerns.
These updates follow a tough season for Microsoft's Surface lineup. Some users have been grumbling about a range of issues with the latest Surface hardware since its launch last year. More embarrassing was the public breakdown of the New England Patriots' sideline Surface units during the AFC Championship Game. To be fair to Microsoft, the NFL's statement on the issue says that the problem was not caused by the Surface units, but rather a "network cable malfunction." Defending the reliability of the tablets, Microsoft declares that its Surface units have never failed in the last two years of NFL use.
|Updated LG Gram laptops put heavy-duty power into feathery bodies||0|
|Monkey Day Shortbread||2|
|Thursday deals: a nice Z370 mobo, a huge VA display, and more||0|
|Samsung's Notebook 9 portables rock eighth-gen Core i7s||2|
|Rumor: Ryzen 2 set for Q1 2018 and a Fenghuang APU breaks cover||42|
|TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: eight days left and counting||8|
|MSI gives Radeon RX Vega cards an Air Boost||22|
|Corsair's latest SO-DIMM kit takes 32 GB of DDR4 to 4000 MT/s||8|
|Report: Intel Inside co-marketing program will get a budget cut||32|
|Full disclosure: while I work for Intel; the opinions I express here are my own I think I understanding the issue you ran into. For the Braswell platf...||+37|