Microsoft: Here’s the best way to clean up your Surface Pro 3
Laptops and tablets can accumulate a lot of dust and other garbage with time. Almost every one of us uses our devices with dirty hands — either food items or any other items for that matter. Even if you don’t, dirt does show up on the tablet after sometime. The Surface Pro 3 has been adopted by many healthcare providers and hospitals, and it’s best to make sure they are sanitized properly to prevent the spread of infections through these devices.
There are several ways to clean up your tablets or laptops, but you can’t be sure if it’s the best. Microsoft is aiming to solve this problem for the users, and have mentioned a simple way to clean your Surface Pro 3 so that it’s safe to use in a hospital or clinical environment. It’s not the easiest way, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The Surface Pro 3 team mentioned the following on the company’s official blog:
“Healthcare customers can sanitize Microsoft Surface Pro 3 devices using one of our recommended solutions—PDI Sani-Cloth Plus, CaviWipes, Covidien Alcohol Prep Pads, any similar wipes with IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) solution under 70%, Total Solutions Full Spectrum Disinfectant Wipes, or Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes–without risk of damaging the device.”
“The alcohol-based solutions can also be used to clean the entire Surface Type Cover 3 without damage. Total Solutions Wipes may leave cotton fibers on the bottom side of the Type Cover 3, but these can be removed by hand. Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes may discolour the bottom surface of the Type Cover 3 with prolonged use, and therefore are not recommended to sanitize the Type Cover 3. Users should not douse the items with solution, but rather use pre-moistened wipes or apply IPA to application cloth and use the cloth on the unit.”
Many normal users may not have access to all these items, but if you can find wipes mentioned above, you can easily clean your tablet and make sure it’s germ-free.Further reading: Microsoft, Surface Pro 3, Tablet, Windows 8, Windows 8.1