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Sep 20th, 2017, by in Latest news

You can turn your Surface Pro 2 into a DJ Station with the Surface Music Kit, now on eBay for $11.99

Feb 26th, 2016, by in Latest news

Despite being multiple years old and generations old, the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 have received a firmware update. These address issues involving devices waking up when they aren’t supposed to and in the case of the Surface Pro 2 include some Intel driver updates as well. Here’s the complete details of the […]

Jan 21st, 2016, by in Latest news

We reported yesterday on Microsoft’s announced voluntary recall of the AC power cord on specific Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3 units. Today, Microsoft published the process for getting your replacement. Today, in consultation with safety regulators, we announced a voluntary replacement program for all Surface Pro AC power cords sold before […]

Jan 19th, 2016, by in Latest news

Supplying power cleanly and without bursting into flames is the basic function of a power supply. That’s true for all electronics, of course, and Microsoft’s Surface Pro line is no different. That’s why Microsoft is recalling the AC power cords for the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3 sold prior to July […]

Sep 16th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft has just issued a new September firmware update for the Surface Pro 3. The primary fix for this update is a USB 3.0 card reader driver update (v10.0.10240.31217) which is supposed to improve power efficiency when using an attached SD card. Many users familiar with the Haswell-based Surface Pros (Surface Pro 2 and Pro […]

Aug 19th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft has just pushed out an update for Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 devices running Windows 10 that should improve graphical performance and the operating system’s stability. The name of the update is “HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4256)” and is available now. While there has been no firmware update this month for […]

Jun 26th, 2015, by in Opinion

It’s been just over two years since I got my first generation Surface Pro. While both of its successors, the Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3, have offered their own significant improvements, I still find myself hesitating about committing to the inevitable upgrade that will push my original Pro to the side (and probably […]

May 20th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft has rolled out a new set of firmware updates for the Surface Pro 3 and previous-generation Surface Pro 2. Both updates improve graphics performance and better Miracast support. On top of that, both updates improve the audio experience. Here is the change log for the Surface Pro 3 firmware update: Surface Pro 3 UEFI […]

Mar 11th, 2015, by in Feature Stories

Installing operating systems other than Windows on Microsoft’s Surface Pro line of PCs is not a new concept. While Secure Boot prevents one from doing so, turning it off is easy. After that, the Surface is just another PC; you can throw Windows 7 on it, Ubuntu, OSX, Android or any other Intel x86-compatible OS, although […]

Mar 9th, 2015, by in Latest news

Back in January of this year, Microsoft revealed that they have discontinued production of the Surface 2 (which includes the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2). Although this shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Surface 2, which is powered by Windows RT, is no longer being produced, having been in the market since October of 2013. In October […]

Jan 28th, 2015, by in Latest news

Yesterday, Microsoft released its FY15 Q2 earnings, and the Redmond giant earned $1.1 billion worth of Surface revenue. That’s a 24% increase from the same quarter in 2013. Microsoft notes that the revenue is mostly from sales of the Surface Pro 3 and its accessories. Interestingly enough, Microsoft also revealed that they have discontinued production […]

Jan 5th, 2015, by in Latest news

Back in 2013, Microsoft decided to pull out of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote and show floor. Ever since then, Microsoft has had a minor presence at the show, holding private meetings at the show or showing off the latest technologies behind closed doors. CES 2015 is under way right now, and to kick things off, […]

Dec 29th, 2014, by in Opinion

Since I joined WinBeta in late June this year, I’ve had nothing but a blast. I went from being the typical tech enthusiast looking for the latest scoops to standing on the forefront of the tech news industry, making it my responsibility to bring the latest news to our loyal readers. What we strive to […]

Oct 22nd, 2014, by in Latest news

It appears Microsoft has quietly retired the Surface Pro 2 from their online store. If you head over to the Surface Pro 2 product page, you’ll see the “Buy Now” button, but pressing it will bring a message that it’s not available anymore. This means Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 may have reached its end-of-life at […]

Sep 24th, 2014, by in Latest news

Maybe relying on the NFL to market the Surface itself wasn’t the best idea Microsoft has had – especially with the whole “iPad” fiasco. However, with a new commercial, Microsoft has taken showing exactly how the Surface is used by the NFL teams and players into its own hands. The commercial features Microsoft’s home team, […]

Sep 10th, 2014, by in Latest news

“… he’s not watching movies on his iPad, that’s part of the new NFL as well. They’ve gotten rid of pictures, now they’ve got the iPad-like tools …” That is a direct quote from a Fox announcer commenting on Drew Brees, the Saints quarterback, as he was studying pictures of the defense on his Surface […]

Jul 28th, 2014, by in Latest news

Bluetooth remains one of the most convenient ways to quickly transfer files from one device to another, and while the protocol has gotten faster and more power efficient with Bluetooth 4.0, it’s still relatively slow. Try sending 1GB worth of video over Bluetooth, you’ll be waiting a while. We’ve since fallen back to the ever […]

Jun 30th, 2014, by in Latest news

Folks living in United States and Canada can get the new Surface Pro 3 tablet from Microsoft Store and several other retailers. But if you’re living in Australia, the device isn’t hitting your nation until August. However, if you want to grab the previous generation Surface Pro 2, there’s a good news for you. Microsoft […]

Jun 17th, 2014, by in Latest news

Ahead of the release of the Surface Pro 3 tablet, Microsoft has slashed the price of all the Surface Pro 2 variants. Last month Microsoft’s UK Store started selling the Surface Pro 2 tablet at a discounted price, and today the US Store of the company has reduced $100 to $200 on all the four […]

Jun 5th, 2014, by in Latest news

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 was recently unveiled and has yet to ship to those who placed a pre-order, but let’s not forget about the previous generation Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 devices. Microsoft Store is offering a deal, which expires in just a few days. Head over to your local retail or online Microsoft […]

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