JMH3143· Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Support Visiting Expert,
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Microsoft Will Not Fix Power Management Issues with New Surface Devices Until Next Year
https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/mic...sues-with-new-surface-devices-until-next-yearI’ve got bad news for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 users: The software giant now says it will this year not solve the endemic power management issues that have dogged these two premium devices since their October launch. And it is recommending a workaround until it can figure out the “very hard computer science problem” that causes the issues.
To which I say, *****.
For Microsoft to ship these devices in such a state is unconscionable, and while one might argue—incorrectly, I think, but whatever—that the firm simply didn’t know these problems existed, it’s hard to argue that they shouldn’t be fixed as quickly as possible. And I’d remind you that Microsoft has (re)positioned its Surface lineup as premium devices which come with the resulting heady pricetags. There is no excuse for this.
Anyway. As you may recall, Microsoft earlier this week shipped a Surface Book/Surface Pro 4 firmware update (I’m increasingly convinced that these devices are literally identical inside) to address display driver issues, one of the many issues facing users of these devices.