Surface 3 Discussion Thread

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Has Intel pushed out its fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre flaws through Windows Update yet? The performance of my X7-Z8700 Atom seems much slower than normal these days.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Nah, they just decided to let Apple do the power management for a while...:rolleyes:
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Has Intel pushed out its fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre flaws through Windows Update yet?..>>

    ... @Bronsky : I'm not sure that they have. The Windows update that was issued immediately after the news broke preceded the news that Intel was starting to issue patches for their hardware... so that fact would make it seem unlikely that the Windows fix incorporated any kind of Intel content. But on the other hand, Intel, Microsoft and others had been working on the problem before the news broke... so maybe the Windows patch did contain Intel content...???

    Either way, I'm not sure that I've seen any firmware installs... so that makes me think that there is more to come.

    Finally, there was the belated announcement that a "unique" fix had been developed by somebody or other that could address the whole problem. Perhaps all the updates have been put on hold while this approach is examined to determine its merits and applicability...?
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    My trusty atom is starting to feel its age. If only the Samsung galaxy Book 10 didn't have that Orgami case and stand instead of a kickstand. I use the Surface 3 quite a bit without the keyboard/cover in kickstand mode. While at home, my S3 streams the Grand Tour on Amazon Prime to my family room TV. This waiting is even getting to me.
     
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Boys... or should I say Boyz...
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    I'd also add another usb-c port, and bigger battery. Maybe the 8th gen Intel variant will fix all of this.
     
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    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I feel you. Keep eyeing the Galaxy book 10.6 on eBay, but something keeps telling me to hold off a little more, something great is on the horizon. I just need a 10" surface device that's not Atom powered.

    Sent from my MI MAX using Tapatalk
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    That is actually the correct spelling of the word in Jersey.
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...That is actually the correct spelling of the word in Jersey...>>

    ...But Jersey is actually spelled Joisey...!
     
  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    @Bronsky - give the Galaxy Book another look man - you're a Galaxy Note devotee, and you would never be without a stylus as long as you have your phone with you (oops - forgot it was stuck - but I know you'll upgrade that soon as well).
     
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