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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 receives software update ahead of launch


Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Microsoft is expected to start shipping certain models tomorrow, June 20 when new tablet is expected to be available for purchase across stores in the U.S. However it looks like Microsoft is rolling out a quick software update to the slate ahead of the launch.

According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the update fixes the battery charging issue that some Surface Pro 3 units had since last month, while also adding overall performance enhancements. The update should be available to new Surface Pro 3 owners as soon as they set up the tablet.

The Surface Pro 3 which runs Windows 8.1 Pro features a 12 inch display with a 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution and is marketed by Microsoft as a tablet that can replace notebooks. Microsoft will offer the Surface Pro 3 in five different configurations: 64GB / Intel i3 ($799), 128GB / Intel i5 ($999), 256GB / Intel i5 ($1,299), 256GB / Intel i7 ($1,549), and 512GB / Intel i7 ($1,949). Only the Intel i5 variants are shipping this month, with the other three expected to arrive in August.


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