New Surface Pro 3 owners receiving their Windows 8.1 tablets tomorrow will get more than just a Microsoft slate in the box, with the company releasing a firmware update in tandem. The tweaked software will address certain power issues related to using the accessories, Microsoft says; however, it’s not the first update the Surface Pro 3 has seen.
For instance, some found that the tablet would refuse to return from sleep mode after a period of inactivity, and that even holding down the power button for a full power-cycle wasn’t enough to address it.
Microsoft had acknowledged the bug and promised a fix before units reached the buying public. When owners first turn the tablet on, there’ll be a firmware upgrade available through Windows Update that applies it.
Meanwhile, Microsoft also added the double-click screenshot function – which allows the Surface Pen button to be used to wireless trigger a screen-grab – in its June 10 Windows Update. That works with OneNote to bring the screenshot straight into the digital notebook, where it can be annotated.
There’s more on the Surface Pro 3 in our full review.