Microsoft over the weekend released a firmware update for Surface Pro 2 users that were affected by a botched update last month. The update is described by sources close to the company as one of multiple pending updates or a partial update as reported by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
It all started in early November when Microsoft released a firmware update for the slate shortly after it was released. The update allowed the Marvell Wi-Fi chip to enter a low power state that improved battery life by up to 25 percent in certain circumstances.
A month later, Microsoft issued yet another firmware update but this time, things didn’t go over as smoothly.
The second update actually made battery life much worse than before for those that were able to install it at all. What’s more, some users found that the tablet was no longer able to fully charge or that it wasn’t showing it was being charged while others experienced a variety of wake and sleep issues. Redmond pulled the update shortly after.
The new update has yet to appear on the company’s official update history page. Of course, since it is designed specifically for those that were affected by the December update, it might not show up on the ledger at all.
As we understand it, the update is rolling out in waves over the coming days. Let us know in the comments below if you were affected by the original update and if you have received the new update yet.
The Surface Pro 2 is powered by an Intel Haswell processor and comes in different versions, 64GB and 128GB of storage with 4GB of RAM, as well as 256GB and 512GB editions with 8GB of RAM. The Surface Pro 2 is the follow up to last year’s Surface tablet from Microsoft sporting USB 3.0 and a mini DisplayPort ports.
The Surface 2 is the follow up of last year’s Surface tablet from Microsoft. The Surface 2 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor and comes in two versions versions, 32GB and 64GB of storage with 2GB of RAM. Last but not least, the Surface 2 packs USB 3.0 and HD video out.
The Microsoft Surface Pro offers the flexibility of a Windows 8-based tablet as well as an ultrabook-like computer. The Surface Pro is powered by a Core i5 with Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of RAM, USB 3.0, and a miniDisplayPort. It also comes with a pressure-sensitive stylus with palm-rejection technology that magnetically clips to the charging port, and a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display instead of the 1366 x 768 variety on the ARM-based model.
The Microsoft Surface RT offers the flexibility of a Windows 8-based tablet as well as an ultrabook-like computer. The Surface RT is powered by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra processor, 2GB of memory, a 1,366x768 wide-screen display, and Windows RT. Other features include a USB 2.0 port, HDMI-out, and a vapor-deposited magnesium chassis.
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