Update sent out for Microsoft Surface RT users

Update sent out for Microsoft Surface RT users
Last Saturday, the Microsoft Surface Pro was launched and while the number of tablets actually sold is said to be less than 20,000 units, both the 128GB and 64GB models were sold out. Despite what you might call the "success" of the Microsoft Surface Pro launch, the Redmond based company is continuing to make sure that its more traditional slate, the Microsoft Surface RT, is being taken care of.

To that end, an update is going out today to owners of the Surface RT that will repair a problem with the tablet that showed limited access for Wi-Fi connectivity. The update also improves performance with Windows itself, and the volume and  power buttons. To see if you received the update, you can click on the upper right portion of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. Click on Settings, and tap on Change PC settings. Then, tap on Windows Update and Check for Updates.

The January update repaired issues with the audio when the tablet was in Connected Standby, and added additional capabilities for firmware updates when the battery is low. The December update was supposed to reduce the scenarios that woukd result in the limited Wi-Fi notice, and also added non-standard-ASCII special characters such as: ñ, ö, ü, á, é to Access Point names.

source: Microsoft (1), (2) via Engadget

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Surface RT
  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB

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5 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I think Microsoft needs to send a refreshed model of the Surface Windows RT tablet with a 1.7 GHz quadcore snapdragon S4 (600) CPU instead of the 1.2 GHz quadcore Tegra 3....Not to say the Tegra 3 isn't bad, but the S4 is just an overal better chipset... In a refresh of the device, I'd also like to see less hardware limitations...On the software front, I'd want the restrictions taken off of the device that limit the usabilty of RT.....Since I got mine, I've been pleased but.....I reach dead ends at every corner with it....

2. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I tend to agree with you Birds. I like my RT, the hardware quality and the OS and the overall package. It works but it could be better. What I would love to see in my next Windows tablet = stronger processing capabilities and a more unified Windows OS. I like having the apps but more utility still exists in having the desktop side, so I'd like to have the functionality of the desktop side in the modern UI form, for a superior experience in both functionality and user experience.

3. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I might note that's where I think Microsoft is headed with Windows anyway, but it's not quite there yet. If you're listening Microsoft, make sure you keep INCREASING functionality while UNIFYING and SIMPLIFYING the experience. Integrate everything.

4. nikenturd unregistered

ZUNE 2.0.......major manufacturers like Samsung pulling out, expect Microsoft to cease production in a year or so

5. NateAdam8

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

All I can say is BlueStacks App Player on Windows 8 RT and then it'd be way better.

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