Microsoft has dubbed its latest Windows 10 device, the “Ultimate Laptop”
And with prices spiralling up to $3,199 for the souped-up Intel Core i7, 1TB model – it should be.
Every iteration of the Surface Book – which was recently branded ‘deluded’ by Apple – sports a 13.5-inch touchscreen display with a maximum 3000 x 2000 pixels resolution.
At a colossal 267 pixels-per-inch the Surface Book boasts the highest resolution laptop display to-date.
The pixel-packed display can also be detached from the chiclet-style keyboard and used as a lightweight tablet.
Microsoft quickly responded by releasing a slew of firmware and software updates within weeks of the release of the new device.
But none of the fixes appear to have resolved the Surface Book’s power management troubles.
A new Microsoft stylus ships with updated Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book laptop
The Surface Book has a stylish new hinge, which attaches the tablet display to the keyboard
Worse still – a Surface engineering manager told Engadget that the issues would not be fixed until 2016.
“We are focused on delivering a great experience to every Surface customer,” a Microsoft spokesperson said.
“We know a small set of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 customers are experiencing issues and addressing that is a top priority for us.
“We have dedicated engineering teams working to get updates and fixes out as quickly as possible and we will continue to use our Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 support forums to share new information directly with our customers as it becomes available.”
The Redmond technology firm’s first laptop is built from Magnesium, like the Surface Pro 4
Surface Book is the first laptop computer built entirely by Microsoft
“We’re sorry for any frustration this has caused,” Microsoft posted on its up port forums, “Please know that we’re reading your comments and hearing you loud and clear. Your input is incredibly valuable.”
Granted, it’s not unusual for new hardware or product categories to exhibit growing pains and glitches in their earliest iterations.
Microsoft is not offering customers a special support path for Surface Book owners, but people experiencing trouble can always walk into a nearby Microsoft Store to resolve the issues.
The Redmond technology firm also offers phone and online support, too.
Users have reported infuriatingly slow boot-up speeds, trouble with wifi connections, privacy concerns and issues with child safety features following the jump to Windows 10.
Microsoft clearly wants to resolve many of these issues with its next major Redstone update, too.
Windows 10 is currently a free operating system upgrade to customers running genuine versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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