After one year of extensive experience with this incredible yet flawed product, I have some thoughts about Surface Book's first year and its future.
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Last night, Microsoft issued major new firmware updates for both Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. As with the previous updates for these systems this month, both only apply to those who have installed the Anniversary Update.
An innocuous Surface post on Instagram fired up Microsoft enthusiasts over the weekend. But Microsoft wasn't slyly teasing a Surface Book 2. That's just the current model.
Just days after releasing an important Intel graphics driver update for its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, Microsoft issued a major set of firmware updates for both devices as well.
An important update to the Intel HD Graphics driver has finally been approved by Microsoft for delivery to Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. It should improve performance and reliability across the board, Intel says.
Microsoft announced today that it is bringing the 1 TB versions of its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices to 10 new markets These devices had been available only in the U.S. and Canada since their initial January launch.
Microsoft has issued June 2016 firmware updates for its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 tablets. And that means they may have just fixed an issue I'd been experiencing with Surface Book.
While there's been no official announcement, Microsoft is now offering a Surface Membership plan for its Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Surface 3, allowing small business customers to buy the devices on a monthly payment plan.
Microsoft is offering new updates for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book today. This isn't the first set up updates for these devices this month, but the big change is that Microsoft appears to finally be abandoning the term "firmware updates" in favor of the more correct "drive updates."
If you have one of Microsoft's newest Surface devices, it's time to fire up Windows Update: The software giant has delivered the May 2016 firmware updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
Microsoft issued massive sets of firmware updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 last night, while Surface Pro 3 also received a smaller set of Surface Dock-related firmware updates.
With the passage of time and a much-needed power management fix, I can now recommend Microsoft's Surface Book without hesitation: This is a stunning 2-in-1 PC with excellent performance, great looks, and a unique design.
As I wrote yesterday, my Surface Book sleep problems appear to be fixed by the recent firmware update. But what happened? Why did some Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices succumb to power management issues that didn't seem to impact many other new PCs?
After four long months, the nightmare is over, at least for me: Thanks to a recent firmware update, Surface Book---and the nearly identical Surface Pro 4---can now sleep and wake up normally.
Microsoft has released a firmware update for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book that finally allows the machines to enter a sleep state.