First, Consumer Reports is pulling the "Recommended" status on four systems: The Surface Laptop (128GB and 256GB) and the Surface Book (128GB and 512GB) are no longer preferred options. Surface revenues were down 2 percent during the last quarter, though there were expectations revenues would increase this quarter with newer models on the market.
The mag claims that the differences in estimated breakage rates between the devices of "most other brands" is "statistically significant".
"We don't believe these findings accurately reflect Surface owners' true experiences or capture the performance and reliability improvements made with every Surface generation", the company said in a statement. It said that some Surface owners had reported startup problems, frozen machines, unexpected shutdowns or unresponsive touchscreens.
A number of survey respondents said they experienced problems with their devices during start-up.
Microsoft disputed the study, saying the company's return and support rates differ significantly from the Consumer Reports study. Nonetheless, with the contentious history of the Surface line and long-term reliability, one would be hard-pressed to fault Consumer Reports for not awarding the Surface Laptop "Laptop of the Year" just yet. Based on those surveys, the failure rate of all Surface laptops with detatchable keyboards is expected to be significantly higher than other devices. The power and form factor of Microsofts Surface line are almost unparalleled but if they can't consistently pump out devices that don't experience immediate defects past the normal wear and tear, I don't think their will be many people that remain loyal to the brand. Since then, the company has released a series of new Surface tablets and laptops, including the well-reviewed Surface Pro, which launched in May.
Consumer Reports published its reliability study today and has already been picked up by most major sites, including Reuters.
The case is created to meet U.S. Military drop-test standards, a goal that UAG prefers for most of its products. Traditionally, Microsoft had limited its involvement with laptops to providing Windows and left the hardware up to manufacturers like HP and Dell.
Consumer Reports' lab testing measures how well a laptop or tablet performs for a range of factors, including display quality, battery life, speed, and ergonomics.
Morata wasted a late chance to win it before the match went to penalties and Arsenal extended their winning record at Wembley. And they then found themselves a man up as Pedro received a deserved red card for a "studs-up" challenge on Mohamed Elneny .
A combination photo of Donald Trump Jr . "I'm sure his lawyer was involved, that's how you do it", he said. Trump invited Jared Kushner, his brother-in-law and now a senior adviser at the White House , and Paul J.
The departments of Health and Environmental Protection said the case should serve as a reminder for people to take precautions. Residents are also advised to report to the health department dead birds and places where there is standing water.
Following its second test on July 28, the US reached a deal on the sanctions with China, the North's top trading partner and ally. The resolution represents "the strongest sanctions ever imposed in response to a ballistic missile test", the statement said.
Three members of a gang accused of highway killings in the Russian capital were killed in a Moscow court after a shoot-out. Attorney Sofia Rubasskaya , who witnessed the incident, told RIA Novosti that no fewer than 20 shots had been fired.
Among the events which Kim attended in Tehran was a dedication ceremony for North Korea's new embassy in the Iranian capital. The president also serves as second in command to Iran's top general, or amir, when it comes to military decisions.
A friend of the family called authorities and requested they check on their welfare after not hearing from them for some time. The sheriff's office said the victims told deputies that they had not been allowed to leave the home for at least two years.
The film story revolves around a young rising star ( Zaira Waseem) who dreams to become a famous singer. Written and directed by debutant filmmaker Advait Chandan , Secret Superstar has music by Amit Trivedi.
He also said, "Of course, we would like to urge other parties like the United States and South Korea to stop increasing tensions". The Philippines called the conclusion of talks between China and ASEAN to finalise the framework "a very big step".
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is not only fighting against possible legal charges, but also against public opinion. If Harow gives evidence against his former boss, it would increase the chances of Netanyahu facing charges.
Within days of the announcement, the automaker had secured almost 300,000 reservations for its mainstream electric vehicle. Despite Tesla entering " production hell " as he puts it, Musk says he's never felt better about the company.
Pakistan's saviour of lepers Dr Ruth Pfau passes away
She was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz - Pakistan's second highest civilian award - in 1979, the Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pfau "may have been born in Germany, but her heart was always in Pakistan".
Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salutes in Germany
In 2011, police arrested a Canadian tourist for giving the hateful salute while taking pictures outside the Reichstag . Police say officers witnessed the middle-aged men make the salute while snapping photos on their mobile phones.
Sun and storms at times through the weekend
The airmass will be warm & humid across the area Sunday , and showers and storms will be likely especially in the afternoon. It won't be as high as it was through many days this past week, but definitely back up to about 40 or 50 percent coverage.
SRK, Anushka promote 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' in Varanasi
Our trade expert Akshaye Rathi is of opinion that Jab Harry Met Sejal will earn Rs 50 crore in its first weekend. That puts a lot of pressure on Imtiaz Ali's next, Jab Harry met Sejal , slated for release this Friday.
Deal resolves Australia pay dispute
However, it has been confirmed that the players will receive back-pay once the brand new MoU is completed and signed . Cricket Australia says a deal was struck with the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) on Thursday.