Microsoft announced the release of a patch for the Wi-Fi bug on the Surface Pro 3 device. A Microsoft spokesperson asserted that this update would be able to resolve the widespread issue with accessing Wi-Fi on the tablet.
Surface Pro 3 has been reported exhibiting several problems by early users – such as the inability to connect to a Wi-Fi connection locally. ZDNet reports that the software giant rolled out a system update last week, with a new firmware and driver update to follow on July 16. The former will assuredly fix Microsoft errors with the Wi-Fi in Surface Pro 3.
The newest tablet device from Microsoft, Surface Pro 3, runs the latest version of the Windows 8 RT. Currently this is upgraded to Windows 8.1 RT Pro, and is accompanied by services like BitLocker data protection, Remote Desktop Connection hosting, etc.
Touted as the perfect laptop replacement by its manufacturer, it comes with a 12″ touchscreen, a 3:2 aspect ratio display, and a 2160 x 1440 resolution screen for high definition movies and browsing experience. There are two built-in cameras of 5 megapixels each, and two noise-cancelling stereo microphones. The cameras capture video of 1080p in 16:9 aspect ratio. The tablet runs on 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5 or i7 processor, depending on the variant.
Despite having enjoyed a warm reception in the tech scene, this tablet has shown that it can offset its rich feature set by being a
piece of work. It is possible that there is a driver issue, but users have noticed the Wi-Fi drivers go missing from Device Manager each time the device returns from the low-power state, InstantGo. In addition, if a connection is able to be struck up, it slows down to as little as 6 Mbps when you are running on battery power. Many owners are not getting even that, while others were required to fix Microsoft errors before connecting to specific brands of router.
Microsoft sells the Surface Pro 3 online through their website, and through their big box retail partners. The Intel core i5 variant has a price tag of $999, and comes with 128 GB inbuilt storage capacity. You get a kickstand that can be flipped and set out to any angle, allowing unrestricted work or play no matter where you are. You will need a separate type cover for the Surface Pro 3 though, if you are going to check out the “laptop replacement” claim, and this would cost you $129.99.