According to Reuters, Consumer Reports found that the breakage rate for Surface devices is "significantly worse" thank other manufacturer's laptops and tablets. New studies conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center estimate that 25% of Microsoft laptops and tablets will present their owners with problems by the end of the second year of ownership. The problems include issues with the devices starting up, machines that freeze or shut down unexpectedly, or that their touchscreens weren't responsive enough.
CNBC reviewed the new Surface Pro in June and found that, while it was a powerful tablet that also doubles as a competitive laptop, the configuration options are far more expensive than what most consumers could buy from Microsoft's competitors.
"Every generation of Surface surpasses its predecessors in performance and in reliability", a Microsoft statement claims. It also claims it can not recommend Microsoft devices with detachable keyboards (ie, the June Surface Pro) or clamshell Surface laptops.
This retraction does not appear to be based on actual testing from within the Consumer Report labs. CR told us they numbered "at least 300", but would not disclose the exact number. It appears that they have briefed a few news outlets, and Microsoft, ahead of publication.
In total, the company surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners, but it's unclear how many of them were Surface holders. It seems that the breakage rate was considerably higher compared to other brands. Because of this, Consumer Reports can not recommend the devices.
In February a man was shot outside the Louvre after he attacked a soldier guarding the art gallery with a machete, injuring him. He was shot five times, while an officer was also hit by a bullet before the man was arrested, said a source close to the case.
Vote counting got underway in several parts of Kenya Tuesday evening following close of polling at the official time: 5pm EAT . The veteran voter did her civic duty at a polling station set up in a primary school in Gatundu, north of Nairobi .
The mother, who has not been identified, told cops the vehicle followed her onto the highway and fired shots at her auto . Medical examiners found that none of the bullet fragments that hit his head penetrated all the way through his brain.
The girls attempted to explain away their actions by saying they were merely reaching for a bottle to feed the crying baby. Teenagers are silly, stupid, foolish - they do things like that - and I've been a teenager before.
Gold rose 1.2 percent, while the Swiss franc was on track to post its biggest single day rise in about two-and-a-half years. Ten out of the 11 major S&P 500 sectors fell after the comments with the only gains seen in the utilities sector.
According to DxOMark , the Pixel had the highest score for any smartphone camera until the arrival of HTC U11. Last year's Pixel phones were also announced in October, right before the holiday shopping season.
Personally, I think anytime you can get people to gaze at the heavens and pay attention to natural phenomena, it's a win. MICHAEL ZEILER: It's as if you're on the surface of an alien planet because the sky is unlike anything you've ever seen.
Southern Denton County is not in line to see the upcoming solar eclipse in totality, but it will certainly notice it. For the first time in nearly 40 years the path of the moon's shadow passes through the continental United States .
The revelation came as North Korea issued a verbal attack on America, telling its Washington enemies they were "doomed to ruin". China is central to this drive and is the focus of other administration efforts-and some frustration as shown in tweets by U.S.
The Post report said the raid came before dawn and without warning, and was conducted to seize documents and other materials. Manafort's spokesman, Jason Maloni, confirmed to US media that federal agents had "executed a search warrant at one of Mr.
Mob Wives star Marissa, who was voted out of the house on Tuesday night (08Aug17), told The Sun: "Sarah is a great girl". She's not coping with the pressure and she's paranoid about what everyone thinks of her.
To celebrate the occasion, Spotify is also launching a new curated playlist from Microsoft exec Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson . Simply play your music on demand with your Xbox One controller, whether you are a free or a Premium Spotify user.
John Mayer pays tribute to Glen Campbell on Nashville stage
He drank heavily, used drugs and indulged in a turbulent relationship with country singer Tanya Tucker in the early 1980s . Campbell's work on "Strangers In The Night" was like all of his studio work-exactly what was needed, no more, no less.
Jaguars' Albert reverses course on retirement
The Jaguars keep his rights , but if Albert decides he really, truly wants to play again, they have to either pay or cut him . According to the Jags official ESPN beat writer, Mike DiRocco, it's unlikely that the Jags will take the veteran back.
Chicago White Sox luckily dodge serious Yoan Moncada injury
The Phillies didn't have a big fish capable of bringing back a strong return, and it looked a lot like a buyer's market anyway. Both players were removed from the game immediately after assistance from both the White Sox and Blue Jays medical staffs.
First Solar Eclipse Since 1918 Is Coming!
PDT in Madras, Oregon with totality - the period when the moon is completely blocking the sun - coming about an hour later. Obscuring of the sun by the moon on August 21 2017 will not give solar PV generators enough light to function.
SoftBank: We're interested in investing in Uber or Lyft
However, Son explained that he sees ride-sharing as a key global industry that Softbank can ill-afford to miss out on. Now, it's clear the Japanese billionaire wants to push into the United States market one way or another.
Tesla Model X Is $3000 Cheaper Today Due to Improved Margins
Tesla had a cash position of $3 billion at the end of last quarter and Musk said that he would like to keep it over $1 billion. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $386.00 price objective on Tesla and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday.