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Microsoft Surface Devices Are No Longer On The Consumer Reports List

Microsoft Surface Devices Are No Longer On The Consumer Reports List

Consumer Reports said that responses to its annual survey revealed that consumers weren't pleased with their Microsoft products during the lifetime of ownership. The reports reliability is based on older model's performance to predict new models' future reliability. "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 lie came to light when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met with Lenovo past year and asked them how it was dealing with the Skylake reliability issues and was told that no-one except Microsoft was having these issues. Electronics editor Jerry Beilinson told Reuters today that common problems in Microsoft devices included freezing, unexpected shutdowns, and difficulties using touchscreens.

Their analysis has found that a quarter of devices will require fix within the first two years of use.

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Have you been a long term Surface Pro user? HP and Asus, ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, had breakage rates of 20 percent, while Lenovo, Dell, and Toshiba had rates of 21 percent, 22 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. And a black mark can be a massive cause for concern which is why there will be a bunch of people at Microsoft HQ panicking at Consumer Reports' dumping the Surface from its recommended product list. Consumer Reports says it's not recommending Microsoft's latest Surface Laptop because of this data collection of existing Surface devices.

CNBC reviewed the new Surface Pro in June and found that, while it was a powerful tablet that also doubles as a competitive laptop, the configuration options are far more expensive than what most consumers could buy from Microsoft's competitors.

The revelation of internal software incompetence caused Microsoft to cancel or delay more ambitious products a year ago, resulting in the current boring generation of slightly upgraded Surface Pro (tellingly without the driver-nightmare USB-C/Thunderbolt ports) and the even more boring Surface Laptop.

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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.

However, many shoppers care as much about reliability.

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