Software Patch Coming to Address Surface Pro 3 Overheating IssueCategory: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 26, 2014 02:50PM
Microsoft has finally acknowledged an overheating issue that plagues the Core i7 version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet. While the technology giant failed to mention anything about overheating, it did note that the Intel Core i7 version of the Surface Pro 3 runs warmer due to the processing power it delivers in such a small package. Nonetheless, some owners have actually seen temperature warnings on their screen during times of both heavy and light computing tasks. Microsoft has revealed that the temperature warning is being triggered by accident thanks to a software bug, and that only a small number of Core i7 models are affected. According to Microsoft, "Our investigation reveals that the system is triggering this event sooner than it should for some people, only when the device restarts, and this does not occur when the device is booted and running." An update that addresses the issue should be out in the near future, once Microsoft deems it ready for deployment.