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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a software update ahead of launch

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a software update ahead of launch
Some Microsoft Surface Pro 3 models will start shipping tomorrow, June 20, when customers should be able to find the tablet in retail stores across the US. Before that, though, Microsoft is rolling out a software update to the new slate.

According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the update fixes the battery charging issue that some Surface Pro 3 units had since last month, while also adding overall performance enhancements. The update should be available to new Surface Pro 3 owners as soon as they set up the tablet.

Microsoft will offer the Surface Pro 3 in five different configurations: 64GB / Intel i3 ($799), 128GB / Intel i5 ($999), 256GB / Intel i5 ($1,299), 256GB / Intel i7 ($1,549), and 512GB / Intel i7 ($1,949). Only the Intel i5 variants are shipping this month, with the other three expected to arrive in August.

Running Windows 8.1 Pro and featuring a 12-inch display with 2,160 x 1,440 pixels, the Surface Pro 3 is marketed by Microsoft as a tablet that can replace your laptop.

sources: Mary Jo Foley (1), (2) via WP Central

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