Microsoft rolls out another firmware update to fix new Surface Pro 3 battery glitches

siMicrosoft has effectively (and quietly) discontinued the summer 2014-released Surface Pro 3 while you were expecting a fifth iteration of the moderately successful 2-in-1 detachable tablet that never came. But of course, just because the old Haswell-based 12-incher is listed as out of stock at Redmond’s e-store for quite some time now, it doesn’t mean there aren’t alternate ways of procuring it.

At pretty great prices, no less, from $500 or so as far as the entry-level configuration is concerned to around $650 on Amazon right now with a 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and Intel Core i5 processor in tow.

Even if no new takers show interest in the classical Windows 10 powerhouse, Microsoft has an obligation to a relatively large and vocal existing user base to continue supporting their software demands and fixing firmware shortcomings.

A little while back, a very serious battery flaw was ironed out after a long wait, but it only took a few weeks for an eerily similar glitch to be reported on a different batch of Surface Pro 3 units. Thankfully, all problems should finally be behind owners of convertibles with both Simplo and LG Chem cells inside now, as a second system firmware update arrives to ensure “battery capacity is accurately reported.”

No more draining all your energy in a couple of hours or having to always use the third-gen Surface Pro plugged in. At least theoretically, once you perform your routine manual “Check for updates” in Settings – Update & security – Windows Update. Let’s hope this is truly the end of nagging firmware mishaps. For good.

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).