Tomorrow is launch day in Canada and the U.S. for the Surface Pro 3, and to make sure the device has as smooth a launch as possible, Microsoft has released a set of updates for the tablet-hybrid.
The updates include a slurry of performance boosts, as well as a fix for a power button issue that was annoying some. If you have a review device, the code should be live for you now. Otherwise, you can snag the updates tomorrow.
The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s latest attempt to bridge the mobile and desktop worlds by creating a device that it feels can operate as a top-tier tablet and replace your laptop. It’s by far the best Surface device to date, but if you are a 90 percent laptop and 10 percent tablet user, there are probably better options out there. If your usage is closer to parity, the device is certainly worth checking out.
Microsoft is working overtime on the Pro 3, it seems, even sending a pack of engineers to the house of Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik to look into his feedback regarding pen input on the device.
It’s far too soon to tell how the Surface Pro 3 will fare, but we’ll have a decent look at partial results when the company next reports earnings in July.