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MS Surface Pro 3 gets an update with the promised Wi-Fi problems fix

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MS Surface Pro 3 gets an update with the promised Wi-Fi problems fix
Around two weeks before, we passed along the story of early Surface Pro 3 owners facing annoying connectivity issues. See, when the otherwise sleek and powerful tablet resumes from its power-saving mode, the Wi-Fi and network connection drivers 'magically' disappear. Not that you can't simply restart the tablet and go on like nothing happened... the problem is, something did actually happen. And it's exactly the kind of thing you don't want that to deal with when you are in a hurry to e-mail that spreadsheet you've been working on, for example.

Microsoft, being a good sport about its latest products, heard users' woes and promised a fix, which it delivered today. Install System Firmware Update 7/16/2014 for Surface Pro 3, and crack open a cold one for Microsoft's engineers. The update further enhances system stability and improves wireless connection and throughput.

Prior to today's fix, the Intel-based Surface Pro 3 received a pack of five updates on July 8, which reduced power consumption, improved track-pad reliability, and delivered other system enhancements. It's good to see Microsoft is keeping busy supporting its premium devices.

source: Microsoft News

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posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:54 1

1. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

Kudos MS for fast updates. Can't wait to get my hands on this beast.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:17

5. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)

I'm using a Surface Pro 3 to type this, and it's an absolutely amazing device. The wifi connectivity issue is the one complaint I had about it. And now it looks like that's solved. Thanks MS :)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 03:03

2. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)

Oh microsoft.... The next one will fix it song...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 08:41

4. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

I sing that song with android all day. In fact we had to wait 3 months to fix an official android update that bricked the most basic function of a phone....the ability to call. S3's affected the most last year. Samsung stopped warranty on the issue as well as the carrier, and was told to simply 'wait'.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 06:49

3. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Waiting for the 9inch version to be available with i7 soc

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