For example, a number of survey respondents said that they experience problems with their Surface during start-up, others complained that their machines froze or shut down unexpectedly and some said that the touchscreen we're responsive enough.
Microsoft seems hardly alarmed by the recommended rating pull out, believing that the findings do not reflect what actual Surface owners experience.
Keep in mind that Microsoft is relatively new to the hardware business, and this is the first year Consumer Reports had enough data to estimate predicted reliability for the company's laptops.
Microsoft also pointed out that the Surface Pro, for example, received high performance and versatility marks in Consumer Reports' laptop lab evaluations.
However, "c$3 onsumers tell us that reliability is a major factor when they're choosing a tablet or laptop", according to Consumer Reports survey manager Simon Slater. "Based purely on lab performance, the Surface Pro is highly rated when used either as a tablet or with a keyboard attached".
Microsoft's estimated breakage rate for its laptops and tablets was higher than most other brands'.
As parents and students look for new laptops this back-to-school season, Consumer Reports Magazine is cautioning about one popular brand.
The publication gauges reliability by surveying its subscribers about the products they use and own.
Ranjit Atwal at Gartner, who was not involved in the study, told The Reg that Surface devices have "evolved" since the originals and that they were only first or second gen devices, so comparing them to more established PCs is a little bit unfair.
Also, we all know that the Surface line has earned its licks for all of the above listed issues - not that we personally have experienced many during our time reviewing Surface products and since.
When Microsoft held an event a year ago, everybody thought that they were going to announce the Microsoft Surface Smartphone but that did not happen. Of course, a Microsoft representative provided Consumer Reports with a public statement via email.
A solar telescope and a telescope with a solar filter will be set up in front of the visitor center starting at 9 a.m. He has witnessed eight total eclipses in his life, so I asked him to walk us through what the experience is like.
Graves, of Omaha, was staying at Disney's Grand Floridian resort with his family in June 2016 when he was attacked. Signs at other Walt Disney World bodies of water did caution visitors about alligators and snakes.
While Amit Shah is confident about his victory and debut in the House, Smriti Irani is contesting for the second term. The Congress leader said that the BJP was panicking and was anxious about the result of the polls.
According to the Post , documents seized during the raid were the same that Manafort had already turned over to Congress. Investigators were looking for tax documents and foreign banking records, the New York Times reported .
Once 5.0 drops, system notifications can be viewed from the Quick Menu without the need to go back to the Home screen. On the developer side, Sony says this will "boost the viral potential of [user-generated content]".
Jemma's now entertaining reality TV fans in the CBB house, but her ex-girlfriend Chantelle Connelly isn't expecting her to win . Emma asked her: "One thing I do have to ask you about is we've just heard you say you don't like confrontation".
According to sources, the two factions of the ruling AIADMK party have given their nods to a possible merger between the two. Sources said that the decision was a step forward towards the reunion of the two warring factions of the AIADMK.
Central Command declared the incident "unsafe and unprofessional", calling it was a breach of worldwide maritime customs and laws. In July, the USS Thunderbolt patrol ship fired several warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps ship in the Gulf.
The former Wall Street financier was sacked days after launching an expletive-laden attack against senior White House staff. Scaramucci played a pivotal role in the ouster of former chief-of-staff Reince Priebus, who was replaced on July 28 by Gen.
The president said Kim Jong-un would be met with "fire and fury" should he continued to threaten America with a missile attack. North Korea has long accused the United States and South Korea of escalating tensions by conducting military drills.
Sharad says he is with Grand Alliance
On Thursday, Sharad told reporters that he would undertake a yatra (journey) across the state to speak to the voters. Sharad Yadav arrived in Patna on Thursday and will remain in Bihar for the next three days.
North Korea tensions drag down stocks but boost gold
Two B-1B US strategic bombers trained again over Korea earlier this week, a defense official in Seoul said Wednesday. The Swissie, as traders sometimes call the currency, tends to gain during times of economic or geopolitical stress.
US Stocks Decline as Dow Jones Breaks Winning Streak
Elsewhere, the German Dax has opened down 0.80%, France's CAC40 index is down 0.87%, and the Euro Stoxx 50 is down 0.81%. Pyongyang said it was examining plans for attacking Guam, a US territory in the Pacific that has a USA military base.
Suspect arrested after vehicle hits six soldiers in Paris suburb
French media reported that the six soldiers were leaving their barracks just after 8 a.m. local time when the BMW drove into them. In June, a man identifying himself as a "soldier of the Caliphate" attacked a policeman on patrol outside Notre-Dame cathedral.
Scary outfield collision injures a pair of White Sox players
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today , X-rays on Moncada were negative and he is considered day-to-day with a knee contusion. Neshek, Kendrick, Hellickson and Benoit are all free agents after the season, and there were question marks about three of them.
You Can Soon Customize Your Xbox One Home Screen
The app, which has always been available on PlayStation 4, enables users to play music in the background while gaming. Changes will also be visible in the game hubs, profiles and clubs, making it easier to navigate and follow.