Surface Pro 3 January update improves video playback performance

Microsoft may be building a stripped-down OS to compete with Chromebooks

Microsoft may be building a stripped-down OS to compete with Chromebooks

According to Digital Trends, it is listed as version 3.11.2050.0 and it exclusively improves the overall system performance of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, providing a more stable and secure Windows 10 experience. There are no details on what's new in this update since Microsoft has yet to update its history page.

Hence, 2017 could prove to be a significantly happening year for the tech industry, thanks to Microsoft's determination to incorporate Intel's new processor in its next-generation of Surface devices.

An update has been also applied to the Intel HD Graphics Family feature, which has now reached build 20.19.15.4568.

If a user has switched off automatic updates then the user can update manually by going into Settings Update & Security Windows Update and selecting the "Check for updates" option.

Microsoft has recently released a new firmware update for its Surface Pro 3 device. The new firmware update for Surface Pro 3 will be installed automatically if a user has selected automatic installation option on Windows Update.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launched in June 2014, while its successor, the Surface Pro 4, arrived in October 2014.

Meanwhile, the patch fixed an issue that causing the battery's full charge capacity to be misreported to Surface Pro 3 operating system and device firmware. Both of the said updates will improve Miracast and docked video performance. There are reports of the display of the new tablet to be of 4K with a wireless recharging stylus according to Cnet. the display is an important component of the Surface Pro, so this would be something fans would love to see.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been ever present in the rumor mills, thanks to its mystical Surface Phone which is tipped to make big waves in the smartphone world. Since its release, Microsoft has regularly featured system firmware updates to ensure the efficient and smooth performance of the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft last featured the Surface Studio all-in-one PC and enhanced Surface Book with Performance Boost in October 2016.

The Surface Pro 3 featured a lighter and thinner design compared to its two predecessors. Users who wish to avail of the new update or Windows 10 may upgrade to the Surface Pro 4, which has a better screen and chipset.

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