Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 update on July 16th to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issue

Surface Pro 3 update on July 16th to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issue

The newly released firmware that many expected to fix Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi issue wasn't exactly getting it done. According to Microsoft's changelog, The System Firmware Update 7/8/2014 includes an update that improved system stability related to "Wireless network controller and Bluetooth" – However the wireless controller driver built was dated June 3rd, which means it was compiled before Surface Pro 3 shipped and most likely did not contain any fixes to the Wi-Fi issues that were found after it hits end-users.

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Microsoft needs to clean the Surface Mini from its Pro 3 manual

Microsoft needs to clean the Surface Mini from its Pro 3 manual

Microsoft may not have launched a Surface Mini alongside the Surface Pro 3, but chatter of a last-minute cancellation for the smaller slate looks all the more likely given the multiple references to it in the larger tablet's user guide. The download, available from Microsoft's Surface support site and intended to get new owners up to speed with the core hardware and Windows 8 features, but was clearly written on the assumption that both tablets would be released.

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Surface Pro 3 available for demo today in stores

Surface Pro 3 available for demo today in stores

Even though the final release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is still two weeks away, the company appears to be ready to bring the experience to consumers early. Starting today, Microsoft stores across the country will have the Surface Pro 3 available for demonstration purposes. You’ll be able to get your hands on this beast well before you buy it.

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The Surface Pro 3 Opportunity

The Surface Pro 3 Opportunity

Third time looks to have been the charm for Microsoft, with the Surface Pro 3 proving to be a surprise hit among most reviewers - even those who are usually ardent Apple fans. As Vincent’s glowing judgement of the adaptable tablet suggests, there’s a lot of value to be found in a flexible form-factor. The glaring omission, though, is in not taking that flexibility to its logical conclusion: it wouldn’t take much for Microsoft to really tip Surface into must-have territory.

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Surface Pro 3 Review

Surface Pro 3 Review

The Surface Pro 3 is something special. Microsoft has refused to give up on its concept of one device that’s both a tablet and ultrabook, and its ramped up the trash-talk, too, calling out the MacBook Air and iPad by name when it launched the third-generation Windows 8.1 machine. Thing is, this may not just be hot air: bigger but lighter, faster but slimmer, the Surface Pro 3 might well be the hybrid Microsoft has been promising all this time. More importantly, it could well convince me - as an unabashed Mac and iPad user - that the Surface Pro 3 is now competitive. Read on for my full review.

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