Consumer Reports Dumps Microsoft Surface From Recommended List

Microsoft Surface Laptops and Tablets Not Recommended by Consumer Reports

Microsoft Surface Laptops and Tablets Not Recommended by Consumer Reports

Following its annual survey of some 90,000 laptop and tablet users, the consumer watchdog publication Consumer Reports yesterday pulled its buying recommendations for Microsoft Surface devices, citing reliability issues.

On Thursday, Consumer Reports said that it could no longer recommend Microsoft's Surface tablets and laptops.

While no one would confuse the Surface Pro tablet with a low priced bargain slate, every now and then Microsoft will take a few bucks off the price of the device in order to make it a little more affordable for those eager to own one.

Surface Book i7

Microsoft, however, has denied Consumer Reports' findings of poor Microsoft Surface reliability, claiming that the results do not accurately reflect the true experience of owners and the real-world performance of the devices.

This is why today's Consumer Reports survey is disappointing. 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.

In a post published online, Consumer Reports announced that it has removed the "recommended" designation for several Microsoft Surface devices.

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Both the Surface Laptop, 128GB and 256GB versions, and the Surface Book, 128 and 512GB versions, are losing their previous recommendations on account of their unusually high failure rates. It might include many devices older than the Surface Pro 4, and not numerous new Surface Books, noted Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi.

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. "Based purely on lab performance, the Surface Pro is highly rated when used either as a tablet or with a keyboard attached".

The Surface Pro 4 and Surface Novel experienced problems with sleep reliability, and Consumer Reports asserts some people have problems starting up their devices or have experienced them freeze and shutdown. That's also why it's concerning that it would pan the reliability of a whole line of computers without telling us exactly how many people actually had problems, and what the problems were.

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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.

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