“Within hours of Microsoft’s new Surface Book landing in the hands of customers I began seeing reports of serious bugs and issues affecting Microsoft’s new flagship device,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for ZDNet.
“There is no shortage of tales of woe. And the bugs are many and varied, and solutions for most of these – other than wait or send the machine back to Microsoft for replacement or refund – are thin on the ground,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “Here are some of the issues affecting the Surface Book as reported by new owners: Dead on arrival (or badly limping on arrival) Surface Books; Random crashes and lockups; Random display driver errors displayed every 10 to 20 minutes; Random trackpad freezes…”
“For some of those who put down a few thousand dollars of their hard-earned cash to be one of the first to own a Surface Book, the experience has been far from smooth,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “Several people have asked me whether I’m considering buying a Surface Book since I’m in the market for a mobile Windows-based system for a number of projects I have on the go. The answer is ‘no…'”
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MacDailyNews Take: The best “mobile Windows-based system” on the planet is an Apple MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro. Only Apple can offer superior hardware that runs all the world’s software, not just limited to the subset of Windows dreck.
Microsoft’s Surface Book is for those who populate the left side of the Bell Curve. They deserve their “tales of woe,” having stupidly consigned themselves to inferior wares from a badly beaten company.